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(  . 

t-°  ship  to  Australia  for  you,'  especially  if  vro  have  to  »!*>,  by 
Peabody* s  out  tors,  wo  shall  have  to  use  extra  packing, 

1  a!.So  b0':  Su  hand  you  herewith  price  list  of  the  Jilec- 
trie  Tube  Company  for  tubing  oh  throb  wire  system.  Those  prices 
are  subject  to'  variations  in  tho  prico  of  iron  piping  and  of  copper 
I  will  send -you  si  'price  lint  for  lamps  by  Saturday’s 
mail.  I  have  been  unable  to*  got  this  out,' owing  to  the  absence 
of  -iR  Upton,  the  Manager  of  the  J.niap  Factory.  '  1 

I  understood  from  you  v/hon  you  wore  hero,  timf  'yuu'  lVad' 

"obtained  from  fiorgmann  R  r,o.  their  prices,  . ;  • 

Very  truly  -yours, 


Enclosure, 


/rs'3  roy  ,o3 


Gopt,  3rd,  3. 


Charles  batoholor,  fisq,  - 

l'dris,  Prone  a,  • 

Uy  Dear  Hateholor:-  • 

I  find  that  I  did  nut  answer  your  lot  tor ’oi"' 
”'tho  Aiith,  Juno,'  asking  mo  to  explain,  how  it  was  thorov/as  o'  cross 
'on  the  maans,  in  the  down  town  district  which  tho  safoty.  c'atchds' . 
did  not .take  care  of,  and  which  y/as  only  got  rid'  of  by  putting  on' 
engine  aft  or  engine  until  a  pU'oeO'  of.  tub'd  v/as'  burnt  right  off. 

You  will  roiiiiiiiibo'r  tins  .safety catches  wore  only 
put  on  one  polo  of  tho  systofci.  ’h  the  first  ease  jhoy  aro  ‘recti¬ 
fied  in  th.o  inside  wire  work  !b^  vising  a  double- safety  catch,  but 

*tho.  'underground  system  was  still  loft  v/it]y  only  Ono  side,- conso^-’ ' 
on 

'■'qiaont'3y,  when  tho  grounds  appeared  tho  unprotected  aide  of  tho  • ' 

...  -.  .J- 

circuit,  a  short  oiroflit  v/as  inevitable.  Do  you  understand?  .  " 

X  a.i'.'/pry  porr  on  electrical  descriptions,  and  more  especially'' 
when  it  refers  to  a  subject  that  .1  aia  not  really  conversant  with,' 

'  .!£'  enclose  you  'herewith'  copies  'of  'two  Sketches  drawn;  by 

Edison,,  the  original  of  which  I  hayo'  sent  to  l,iob,  hilon,  This 
v/ill  >'hov/  you  exactly  what  m'  u'so  at  tho  central  station  as  an. 
anipore  rciob'rdor..  It  is  attached  to  the  omnibus  main  in'^tho' .'st'a**-. 


*XMH 


3 

tion.  Pradl'oy  earof  ully  recorded  tho  movement!)  of  tho  noodlo  and  ..Si. 
compared  those  with  the  stoom  ourtls  tahon  at  tho  seme  time  and  thon 
arrived  at  .  tho  exact  number  of  lamps  indicated  aa  being  on  by  tho 
mo'voraonts  of  tho  noodlo.  tie  then  proparod  a  acalo,  and  attached" 
it  to  the  recorder,  so  that  when- a  dofldetlon  of  tho  nootlX'o  ’tiiikos  ' 
place  it  will  'point,  oat  exactly  the  'numb or  of  lamps  burning  on  tho 
system  at  that  moment.  The'  thin'R  'works'  very  well 'indeed,  and  it  s 
is  very  interesting  to  watch  its  moVor.iohtW.’ '  ‘  ff  it  happens  to  bo 
a  shov/ery  dayj  and  a  cloud  suddd'ni’y  comos  up,  tlio  ntuabon  of  lights 
put  in'  Vi  thin  a  row  muraontsis  vary  largo,  as  is  shown  by  .'thy.  ’ ' 
liofiection'  of  tlio  noodlo,  .  ‘  ' 

Very  truly  yours,  '  '='■ 


/S' 83-  oj  ,  o  3 


•/l.  rfliav/,  Bflq.  •  ■ ;  . 

/)  v/i  j  ]  liiiaapwi't ,  l’onna. 

■  /Dow  Sir;  — 

"!<i  J’avo  ftf.iin  puna  inno  i,’v 


t  c  <>nt  rail  station 


’**  ’°  “  1M'  •***>  «*»•  «  >"*  *l»  -no 

sui tod  fop  our  purpose;  ■  ;  . 

Very.  truly  yours, 


//S3  =</.<,  3 

Sop  tombin'  3rd.  3 

Tho  Arming tun  Sims  (Jo. 

.  i'rovidonoo,  H.  X . 

Doar  Sirs:- 

I  havo  not  yot  roooivod  anything  from  you'  stating  '* 
wh'ohtor  you  can  and  how  soon-  you  can  ship  niS  ii  '*!  X  10  onuinoa. 

All  that  wo  havo  is  to  tho  oi'foct  that  you  can  ojiipp  throw  nooks 
from  tiio  receipt  of  order.  1  iUc  Vaitirii/'  t'o’-  cable  to  London  on 
tliis  pointy  -inU  would  urge  you' ‘to"  lot  mo  havo  tho  ansv/or  immodiato- 
l/'l#  wiro.  '  ••  ••••»- 

Very  truly  yours,  *  ■  ■■■■<..<< 


/:S'<3-o^ ...  03 


Hops,  rtrd.  iub«»# 

liharlos.  '7.  v/ostorvolt,  Em[.  - 

Hoar  Mir:-  1  * 

iloforrinij  to  your  "ravor  of  the  :10th.  ulto.,  I  thmfc  you 
aro  in  error  in  stntini;  that  I  charcoU-yon  oith  beinj;  diulioriost.' 

I  )i rui  .information  which  led  1.10  So  boliovo  Shat  aor.iethin; : 
or  Very  -.peculiar  character  had  Sal.on  piano  with  rolation  to  th'o 

with  it. 

innooont,  and.  that  ir  anything  \7rohy  occur  rod  in  relation  to  the 
above  wa S So r,  you  no  eo  -noWron  v/hasovor  with  it. 

-  Very  truly  yours,  •  . 


•'  •  '  rX  1  i}0' *  j  ■  !vS  i[, 


V>iv/  truly 


r  possible,  _  ip  you 
.  JwslltUuJu 
puW.iiegr'"  ■■' 


t3y  vrhoro  yuii  will  go  to'  aft  b 
>u.t  v/ ill  let  you  J;no'./  ’i'n  'fjVo  1 


/gS-'3  op.  o3 
:iApt;»Yi!>or  n 

J-.  \l.  Kor-'dll,  ;;sq. 

340  Mnasaa  struct,  city, 

!?«forrini!  tv  your  faro?  of  tho  :Ust,  i  havo  hoard  from 
Jir.  ConJi3.±hf'  smoo  you  nacr  hiu,‘  and'  rsy  imtor  to  you  vras  in  o on- 
noquoncij  of  u  corar.iuni oat,  ion  fr-oi.  hiri-  matin#  that  1k»  would  act  Tor 


/(FiPJ  ^ 


^ou  '"■*  i-iriil,  undo;-,  separate  eovor,  map  of 
•.oiuoflvi'f.'  with  rod  circle  marked  theroon. 

:  J.>aso  have  tho  ,  noo  of  lota  obtained,  that  arc  for  sa; 
./xtlua  ,3i»  ■*.<>«  i.ia.vu.l,  and  aond  same  to  us,  together  with  the 
so'nt'  horov/ith.  •  : 

V/o  vmnt  the  lota  marked  distinctly  on  tho  map,  ana  shall 
bo  clad  t„  havo  full  information  aW  to*  We  ;ftlzoa  of  each  lot, 

.  tj,0  r.rioe  of  saiiio,  tho  naturrt  o'f -tl.'o  noil  and:  y/hothor  there  are 
any  bull dangs  on  the  lots,  tho  oharoctor  of  same  and 

sisseV  ' 1  ' 

v/o  are  waiting  for  tho  location  of  control  stations  W' 
"NoVth  Ad  was, -arid  Pittsfield.  Please  lot  us  have. those  as  soW  as 
possible.  ' 

Vory  truly  yours, 


/?S3 


•?  'OS 


Copt.  3rd.  3 

kq.IP.it  Flood  Pago,  uon’l.  Manager,' 

.  Edison’ s  Indian  a  colonial  Electric  go,  . 

*  •  I-onUon,  E.  c,  England. 

‘"-'oar  'Sir;— 

You  usi.od  for  a  statoijont,  whon  you  V/oro  horo,  of'tha  • 
number  of  Ariaington  «  oiiaa  oii’ginocr  used'  by  usV 

I  onclooo  yuu  a  lint'  Vhi'oh  gi'vo's  'you'  tho  ongmoa  shipped 
up  to  July,  luu.’t,  v/o  aro  o rdo ring" '  fho So  anginas  right  along,  so 
that  this  .list,  up  tv  this  daVo1,  ’is  incomplete, 

"  «ory  truly  yours, 


■  Sor-tombor 


,  Court'd  :i.  J  iitj.i,  E«q, 

i*’i’anciaeo,  orir.'"  '  ! ' 

••uajfontes*  sir:- 

X  rin.t  that  your'  lot.ter  of  4ho  nothjuly.  has  boon 
uiislnou,  Iion,:o  :  ,|ol,ty  in  nor!  y_,  tu 

t  mi  ai'Mi-su  to  you  run  siio  loss  of fiuo  Onuor  r o-y 
'  «“"*•»»<»  “u  •>*•  foUWMon  ol>uut  a.,-  n.,s-.0r,  and  too,,  that 

Uuui.l  hoar  ftvu  you  a,-,  soon  an  it  oooumod  to  ^ 

T  ':,!■■  -you  lumui/itii  a  liaj.iuuaini'uni  iuoi  nyou  by  iir. 
liJiuu,,  no  to  If  «  (loo's  no-;  ,,iv«  you  all  sbo  inroi- 

iMtion  you  .liMiro  in  relation'  t„  tbin  iiattir,-,  r,looso  notify  no 
as  to-"',,;, a;  fu'riW  you  „„ul,l  Jilo  us  oyplain,  «,  I  sill; 
you  Vroiiiptly, 

Vory  truly  youro,  • 


/<W  -0 


Xnfuturo  f-loaso 


ssiblo,  sho  tii 


Vf  :Al1  l  ublio  ;'an-V  libraries  />«.,  *3  tJus  i 


Very  •  1 1'al'y’  yours,’ 


I 


■M 


/fti- 

:-vv)30B.6.«ab©r  3rd.  .  3 

Edison  lamp  Co. 

Harrison,  3J.  J. 

pear  .Sira;- 

HoforrinB  io  -yoi^  of  the  noth,  ult,, 

I  thiuk  at  ,/«Mlu  bo  advisable  to  stick  to  i.*’  fibroo  and  try 

ami  v/ort  oi  trio  Xlfo. 


vary  truly  yunra, 


/  ??3  ej.  03 


Charles  V.  iJiij-lujs, 

.  K.  hotel,  • 

;i,  •  yt 

2  aon.i  you  by  this  wail.  Map  of  hav/burgh  with  tv/u  circles 
thereon,-  and  i*-all  bo  glad  if  you  wall  lot,  us  have  a  waooron.iiM  of 
•6J10  lots  for  a 31  a  within  that  area,'  giving  tho  siao  and  pi.i0.,  of 
each  3ot  and  tho  nature  of  the"  soil,'  and  whether  there  are  any 
buildings  on  tho  lots,  and  if's'c,  the  character  u*  aawB  anu  Bizo 


of  s'oiap,  1 

It  i/ouu  i,o  iMtmu,  to  I,avo  oontral  st„!it,0  in_ 
or  :1"  “'-*10  M  ««  if  nit  toW  of  -.1,0  oit-olo  lot. 

In  MMim  tl,„  oSov,  Infomoslo,,  ploost,  mun(  tI,0 
with  tho  lots  mot-hot!  iiistinotly  tliot-oun. 

Very  'truly  yours, 


~  "  V 

/f  r  3-e^  -<5>j 


aopt.  am. 


'.V.  «*■  Andrews, 


If  tit'i  :.uni>ury  engineer  should  got  ^c|'j  could  his 
bi’OtjlOj’  i’iiil  tllO  StUtloU? 

no  /uu  u hi nk  that  oho  engineer  and  his  brother  ouu3r,.i 
"  aiisve,;  'olio  .({uobb iuits  v/ith  relation  iu  tho  engineer  and '  iaotiir  ,/ur!.,’ 
.which  Mr.  Mdisoii  sunt  /uu  utiii  which-  you  answered?  '  <  •' 

Can  you  give  no  any  'i'rffoW.iAoiuri  'o’f  tho  'total  number  of 

lights  connected  at  .."unbury?  f » -» -■  •»  <  - -=  ■  - . •• 

I  havo  telegraphed  tfiti'g  norning  to  Mr.  .Harr  asking  bin  to 
'soria'  Hulls  tho  wi reman, -s/ho  is  how  at  Runbury,  to  report  ti.1  you' 

'at'  Shornokin.  This  nan  is  supposed  to  t each  tho  permanent'  l'bc’ul  ' 
man  .-.it'  .ihaiaokiii,  but  ponding  Mr.  Milison’  a  arrival  there,  I  do  hot 
want  .:uiy  arrahg amenta  made  with  a  lucul  man,'  as  iir.  Mdisoii  wishes  to 
choose  urio  hinsblf.  If  lilt  iwty  desire's  sumo  houses  v/irod,  you 
had  'sot  tor  as!  liii.t  tu  engage1  such  a  non  as  holla  v/oulu  wish  to 
assist  him,  say  a  local  carpenter.  This : oh'ffojionont  should  not  bo 
"of  a  permanent  character,  but'  otfly  by  tho  day*  2  want  you  to  oeo 
that'  Molls  dues  his  work  well  and  oconoi iically,  and  also  de'si'r'tf " 
—fJVa't  you  should  look  up  some  jobbing  carpenters  in  ohar.iul.in,''  's‘o‘"! 


/ft  3  -09-03 


tlidt  whoa  !.ir,  Rilisuii  goon  shorn,  ho  v/ill  havo  lifctlo  difficulty  in 
piclinji  oul'Sho  Man  ho  wants.  . 

On  Monday  I  sJiall  soml  »«n  J.oonarU  to  toko  thn  plac'd  of 

Kavo  writ  ton  Mui't-Mami  aMont.  iho'  m/i  S'oh'o'.t. 

Ydr/  ‘truly  yoU'rs, '  ‘  ' 


)fl3  -  -03 


to  non 1 1  you  horowi th  another  map  of  i-olDofonto. 

The  ewntraJ  station  wo  havo  chosen  is  on 'J  amb  fiSro’oty  lo  t 
40  :t  T30.  '  • 

Yo'i  v/il 3  havo  to  {jet. a  j  onait  So  run  our  feeders  from'  Sho 
bay),  of  til o  lot  So  the  rod"  lj.il <3(1  f  and  t] to  CviifSO  OUr  feeders  Y/lll 
take  is  indicated  by  tins  white  Tlh’oW  bri  th-V  imp. 

Mouse  soo  if  you  ctfif ’n'tft  .'th'i’a' 'po'n.iit  ,.  anti  rot  urn  tlio 
map  to  us  at  tlio  earliest  iVotfdi'b'i'o’ Woinont . 

v/o  will  nUviso  you  by  t olograph  whore  to  i-o  after  you 
ff'ot  through  at  Uollefonto. 

You  will  notice  attached  to  the  maps  sent  you  some  r'o- 
’iiiarl's  by  . tin  rtp^jjuo,  which  will  explain  to  you’  what  permit's  are 
required',  in  addition  to  thos’o  stated  to  you-  wh’on  you  v/oro  horn. 

'  Vary  truly  yours,  '•  .  . 


JfS3-°<!  -"-5 


Sopt amber  t.rd-.  3 

Major:  flood  Pago,  0011*1.  tianacov,  . 

uiiisoii’  a  Indian  .&  uolonial  Uloctric  co. 
london,  fi,  C,  .  fins 3  and. 

Hoar  oiV:-  ... 

uiliilobOd  liOrOVltil  plod BO  find  3t  atoiiloUv  of  «r.  fidison  as- 
to  canvassing  tov/ns  for  contra!'  st.it  ion'  purposes,  alsoms  tat  ament 
as  to  tlio  progrorfs  of  our  busiifiJss  in  Vtooriou.  If  you  desire  any 
further  information  on  those  p'o'in't’S,'  plda'so  inform  me  and  I  nil 3 
write.  you.  fully  as  .to  the  Llatto'r, 

Very  truly  yours,  ..... 


/  ft t 


.‘JopuiMiibor  :srU. 


If  tho  Italian  (ioujvaiiy  \lill  giv.j  you  f  run  d.iOO-'V  .to  :5 
Sa.'jOO.'  a  yoar,  I  donnot  think  you  Would  bo  doing  ft.ottor  if  you\tuoh 
'i'Vou  thorn  a  throo  yoara  contrast, 

I  yank  it  would  bo -a  grout  mistake  to  u«o  ^)«i^iulaW»ro- 
,/itJi  relation  to  tin)  station.  IT  you  will  o ouuiuni c a t ' 'i/i th\ 

>.  \  i\, 

r.  Si'ntcholor,  I  havo.no  doubt  ho  v/ill  givo  you  all  tho  ii'|\T<).ri.iat:U;n 

Vou  nhould  .uso  an  ahiporo  motor  to  Vsliov/  tho  nuubdr  of  • 
right  a  on  tho  system  at  any  givon  timo. 

I  one lose  you  hoswith’ 'rough  shot oh  of  an  i n a t i'u ; Ii.'/rit  - tli at 
v/o  asp  "for '  tlus  {iH3>oso,  which  works  vary  wall  indood.  ” 

V<>i*y  truly  yours, 


Enclosure, 


tta  ■■‘f- 


H.  C.  Ijl'aeKiiiar,  Eaq, ;;iij>t . 


'"rJ  J"««-  -r  slio  IW,  also.,  o.iaronsoil 


to  »/  *»»,  >.*•  SuWo.l  ovop.So  poply  „  .^tumioo 

of  <l»  MUM  »ho  *!Oniia,:t'ail  s!„,  ooPpo.j.oMoaoa  Wish 
.  left  by  sow^eo.  '  • 

Ifliavo  oolla.1  fa:-  ■««  of  tl„,  w„i0  cos-poai.aajanoo  Vish 
you  in'  i  ol a<» ion  1.0  uhis  ria «  mir,  ami  >/ill  oriiioavor  to  no til o"  it' 
i«iaioly  sa.«  ia  in  uy  h an. la,  as  itis  yor/m^. 

fu]  to  uo  to  bo  ovapollou.to  have  doalingo  'with  any  ono  who  a'd-d'bts ' 
t!,°  voracity  of  statonontri  oi.ia;iatine  oithor  evw,  r.iy  own  oi'fic'o'.br 
t>«o  off i*  of  i.i/  ahoj,a,  tho  I'uifioii"  J.rac'bln’o  v/orJ.o. 

I  do  not  j.now  what'  Koto  boon  dono  in  tho  waiter  recently, 
boyond  your  Sottor  of  tho  J7thy  iu(,,a,V  rfo  unable  to  nay  any- 


tJuni'  further  than  thin  at  tlii’o1  'wi-iVint; 


Very  truly  /oar: 


-  lir.  •,.narov/a  vrritW  ixn  YdllWa ".nth  Solution  to  tho  nSw 
huuso  elianginj;  STfitchos:'-  •  ^ 

"On  .fartjwr  .oonuiiloratiori,'-T  tliinl;  tho  ’conn'octing  p'os'ts . 
on  tloUblo  i.iam  ev/it  oh  should  bo  liatlo  on  snrao  pat  torn  ana  si  z<S  'as 
connecting  post  on  hoiitl-boanl.  of  ‘  "It'  dynamo,  as  thorn  v/ili'  bo.  '  ' 
tl.roo  Y/ii'os  running  to  ntseh  of  then,  ana.  it  will  bo  host  to  clakp' 
all  thro,*.*  ... 

'•/ill  you-  see  ‘tlintt  t'tii'B  is  Uoiio. 

Very1 ‘'truly  '/oiii;o,' 


fiopt.  OrU. 


Uharlos  'lifttchplor,  Esq. 

..  Paris,  Prarieo.  ‘  ■■  1  *•  — 

•Boar  oi'r:-  •  '  ■.:•■>' 

I  v/roto  you  duuo  Vino  'iiiae« 
pat'oifte,  ami  you  iiont  a  form  whioJris 

Vfliaft.  v/o  want  to  got  is  a  copy  of  art  official  pm  -.’dr' W  •  • 
o -dor  iouuo.i  'ay  tim  Italian  Covornnont  in  ro3poiiao  to  an  applica¬ 
tion  for  prolongation  of  a  patent. 

VoVy  truly'  yourc. 


■oforonc‘0  to  ItailiaW 
oxactly  what  io  roqu'iroa 


Uoorf'o  1!.  Hopkins,  Ksn, 

<5—0  “HisiisnT.ii'ic  Ar.iori oxin"  ■ 
m>l  Hwndv/ny,  01  ny. 


T  iiavo  your 
h of.  to  scat.o  tluit  you  < 
Trust  in;,'  that 


or  W  Mo’)/CoinboV  :<rd,  and  in  i 
:;o  My  homo  as  roi’oronco. 


~=='f4'4.- 


4?. 


/??3'oCj  , 


you  ::i:nlo  id  the  canv  »  a  of  "anbury,  111  omor  that  you  way  reunify 
then  in  funuvo:- 

■iVn:iK:(  lum.si:.  .\n  old  resident  oi  tw>  place  informs  uo 
that  thin  is  a  lari.’o  rand  first  class!  hotel.  You  fail  to  mention 
it  in  your  canvass. 

•ATl.-ilOAi)  IlKl-W.  You  only  show  two  lijjJ  tn  in  tho  tole- 
pfaph  office.  "hat  about  tho  VaitihfJ  rooms,  suporintoiuiont’  3 
offico,  platform  fic-V 

Ol'KHA  HOUKK.  You  fall  to  mom; ion  tlio  number  of  lifiht 
or  th‘o  approximate)  time  of  burning. 

)WH3iI,XMi«S.  \/hon  there  aro  only  two  or  throe  d./oiriri’Rs 
in  a  Tarpo  block  of  say  loot)  foot,  you  should  always  state  about 
ho v/  many  foot  those  houses  are'  'situated  from  a  curtain  corner,  aa 
it  la  more  than  likely  *  that  ■v/ith'out'this  information  the  lights 
vail  bo  improperly  located.1  iV  i'u  not  noco'ssary  for  you  to  Rivo 
us  the  exact  distance,  for  all' yrdViti’cul'  purposes  you  cun  arrive 

'  In  oroasmp  railroad  tracks,  bndRos  or  any  othpV  li’otico- 
abld  lund-marks,  ploaso  mention  than  m  your  canvass.  t  notice 


that  you  ponojrally  montion 
anythin)!  afooujt  brulpos. 

v/hon  thoro  aro  m 


olia,  but  you  onut  1 


alloy  it  la  unuficoaoury 


y.-.yvir,  t,o  nay, 


onto  nothin)'.,  nurtK  , 


sidn  nothing 


side  nothin?’ ir  you  would 


James  Shriuburno,  Esq. 

to  iJoriaanby  Vo r race,  ' 

butoshoud-on-Vyuo,  Kujilund, 

Dear  sir 

1  i>°»:  *u  aeitnov/3oUr.{o  rueuipt  of  your  favor  of  tho  iilst. 
ulto.,  and  note  what  you  i:ay  aw»ut''thii  double  wiiidihij  of  dynamos 
and  thread  carbons. 

...  1  * 

dyntuaus  li  a  yearn  ui;o ,  .and  ray  patent  in  about  a  year  bid  how. 

Xlo  have  mode  thread  carbons  but  prefer  usxni;  bamboo. 

7.  roitrot  to  say  that  I  ara  unable  to  avail  myself  of  tho 
opportunity  of  socurinp  your  Very  valuable  services,  us  I  have  no 

position  which  I  can  offer  you'. . 

Very  'truly  yours, 


£ 


i. 


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Hotel  i-ulmor, 

T  liiivo  iiom  you  by  oHproas  tina  murium;  two  maps  of 
iluvorf'ill,  ouo  buini'  your  aotoruinatioji  and  cho  other  a  ilofomi- 
rfatibn  iruido  by  nr.  ulaudj.ua. 

T  wish  you  v/ouid  compare-  those  and  jot  mo  have  ,/our' 
final  ddnori.ar.ar.iun,  r  o  t  urniil^  both  map  a. 

X  would  Uhl  all'  lm'o'rinution  from  you  to  bo  nivon  in 
full  dor, ail,  ao  that  nothin):  nay  ariso  that  will  provont  our  noinc 
rif>ht  rihoad  und  tfottini:  our.  ba’r.iinatou'  ufVdr  naps  have  boon  rocoivod 

from  you.  . 

Vory  truly  yours, 


/<r<T3  'o<j  ,  oy. 

Sop'o.  4th. 


1'.  I).  Dyor,  i?sq. 

.'pyiin;  fluid,  Ohio. 

'  Doai*  Kir:- 

I  lnivo-your  -Lot  tor  of  tho  1st.  inufc. 

It  uooial  peculili-  tiuii  thu  towns  ia<iut ionod  by  you  should 

j  ,\..i  ■■■■•■ 

ha.  do  ad  to\ms.  .’!  j 

'■  shall  V)c  clad  to  houjr  o 


vVb’y  truly  yours, 


Y'\ 


I  fS2~ocj  _  0t+. 


sopt.  4th. 


'  ;  UiUson  Klocuvic  lllUMinatim: 


near  Sxr:- 

T  have  your  lot  tor  b C  tho  1st.  mat,  aim  m  reply 
Vfuuld  bo*:  to  state  that  I  will  retain  the  temporary  fixtures. 


■f  roftrot  •iwonortitiKl'y  the  delay  that  lias  occurred  in 
finishing,  tlio  lawroneo  Station. 

'■in  vail  commence  Blii'ppi'iiir  tubes  this  week,  and  wort:  will 
bo  proceeded  with  us  quiclly  as  posniblo. 


Vory  truly,  yours, 


-of- 


■Sjieneor  Hordon,  iiaq. 


Roforrini!  to  your  favor  of  thu  list.  i!!st,  I  uu  obliyod 
to  you  for  tins  umuisctiUo  u  you  of  for. 

'i/u  have,  liov/ovor,  u bto.ii uni.  Ur.  .'iuidiuif  forworly  tin  Oluriioli 
aas-istunt)  us  so)  -j  tun  ton  do  n't  of  tli’o  i/u  Vi- a. 

i.:r.  Instill  hua  i.'ot  tins  touts  or  of  tiui  amounts  j.11  hand,.  and 
has 'hud  an  oxjiort  wori.iun,  on  thoui  fur  a  wool'..  7.  u in  f.'.lud,  libuovor, 
to  say  that  thorn  is  nothin!’,  v/ronii  with  tiioin.' 


Vory  truly  ydura, 


Sept,  dtlu  1UU3. 


Charles  Batchelor',  Esq. 


iv'o'U  a  1  e  t'tor,  subsequent  to  mi! 


ho  4th.  alto.,  which  will'  rally  explain  matters  at;  the  liaison 


v/hat  I  referrai:  do  whu'ix’ybu  wore  over  horn  ■ 


which  Dunn  made  about  SO, 000.  or  S10,0P0.  The  contract  work  'of 

tv^yOC 

tho  shop,  which  I  referred  to,  is  tlio  piece  work,  on  which  th'.^mon 
have  Triado  a  Very  Croat  deal  of  money.  So  far  wo  have  boon  uhiiblo 
to  find  out'  whether  Dean  h'ad  'any  arran'cement  with  his  men  by  which  x 
he  yet  a  share  of  this  moiiWj.  '  '  However,'  w'e  had  sufficient  other 
matters  to  . show  Edison  that  it’ Vms  he'cesaary  'to  hive  Dean  the-G.B? 

I  may  say  that  T  lfavV' detained ^ a  release  from  Dean,  by 
which  .the  .amount  still  due  'arraujsdmont  UOimtu  made  with 

him'is.'VaVod  out.  Wo  sdvuj.'S7 ,! by  this  roloasd,  whieh'.wili  co 
a  slicht  measure  towards  whatUhe  Edison  Uachiue  Works  hatf  io'»t 
by  Bean’ s  ‘dishonesty.  \ 

'  1  ‘  V'o’u  will  soe  that  there ^is  no  necessity  to  «ivo  Edison  th 

tho  advijjjo  to  toko  strenuous  weasdi*os,  mentioned  in  the  laotor 
ond  Of  your  letter.  He  had  already  taken  the  advice  before  your 

;  ■  .  a  .. 


/ft3'oy  '0<f- 

5u|Jt.  4th. 


CUuL  C^AamiaM Lzu-tC'  &Le»^n L 

...  "  * 

,-j  (t  f  Yory  truly  yuura, 

d..£ 


lutttsr  cai.io  to  litiHJ. 
vtio 


-ay.  Otf- 


.  '  Mops.  <Uh.  3 

unorpo  t',  Ijl i :■■  Kaq,  uonorai  supt. 


I  havo  you*.*  iocs  or  or  August  wiish,  yxth 
r.r  A,  J  ■  .-<mi tit,  in.  voluBiun  bo  Bho  inaccuracies  m 


enclosure  i‘ror.1 
sr.o  blue  print 


.'ill  you  plenum  aoktho  1-roai 
no  speaks  oi‘  on  tho  mupv 

I  v/ould  cu/:i'osB  shat  you  ahou 

'./bother  it  v/oulil  bo  a  (to od  pociBion  i‘or 
you  iiUKht  |  urohaoo  a  Iob  v/mch  would  ra 
ciuotoro  bo  a  very  hirii  ri/juro,  oi/inr  bo 


jiib  bo  luako  Bho  corrections 

[  non  buy  a  Iob  uiieiI  you 
opportunity  to  calculate 


’■/ill  you  please  hurry  forward  the  information  asked  for 
aboat'  hoonuii  lots  on  Adjust  l:>th.,  also  aond  us  a  map  or  Appleton 
as  soon  as  possible. 


Very  truly  yours, 

'  ’  '-ita-io. 

-  J 


fff3  *>  7  -  o  •+ 


with  Li. is  vj. rim 
a  200  ohm  3  map, 
you  should  );u t 
runt  off  from 


.  i- 'ill  'U'/ur  to  yoursolf.  You  should  wj.ro  for 
id  m  i-lmsos;  whoro  fihoru  uro  100  lights  and  ovor, 
Sv/o  aoj.uruti;  ay's  turns,  so  that  wo  can 
ii  tii-J  A  ulkl  ■-,(  sidu  of  Shu  tliruo  wi ro 
! VoVy  truly  yours, 

gtU. 

'! 


1 

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-*-*233* 


//fj  oCf  'O 


SulJt. 


•nii. 


Charles  hatcholor,  iiwij. 


I  havu  yo'ur  favor  of  the  iaoth,  mid  ah  reply  to  a;u,io 
Would  say  that  tho  sooner  you  null  leave  l-urle  tho  hot  tor. 

There  is  plenty  of  wort,  here  to  do  mid  very  few  of  ua  to  do  it 
1  ism  tsoxiii!  to  write  to  the  hurls  Company  offerim;  tin 
1  limp's  at  lower  prices. 

Very  truly  yours, 

3 


Jff3  '°j  ■  o<+- 


Jiopt.  4th.  3 


;"‘,Moasrs.  uorifiaaiin  «  uo. 

XU.i  AVOIIUU  13,  City, 
noar  Kars;— 


date  or  Aufju at  7th', 
bill  for.  six  arc  li( 

SHm**:.  1/322 


receipt  oi  a  lottor  from'  tin  nape  hoi  or,'  under 
in  which  ha  states  that  ho  has  rnvnivod  a 
;hto  oomploto  with  Rlubos  ana  carbons,  value 


-  no  vxsnos  to  know  XY  VHo'so  aro  Ur.  ijoaoa'orc  lij-hts,  hnd 
says  if  tivoy  aro,  it  was  understood  botvoen  .Mr.  Navarro  ana  himsel  f 
tii.it  those  loiif>a  would  bo  sent  as  experimental  ones,  ana  ho  was  not 
oxpoctod  to  pay  anything  for  thorn.  •  . 

,J1  o;i3o  lot  mo  know  what  1  shall |  say  'in  answer  to  nr. 


itcholor. 


j  sujrt.  4th.  f! 

5ha»,  Hsq. 

Y/illicunsport}  i>  anna. 

ir:- 

Y/ill  you  plu.usu  hurry  forward  tho  information  in  ro'f- 
l;o  lots  as  lioek  :itavoh  and  Xonovo,  aont  you  about  August  3.0th 
Would  it  not  bo  possible  for  us  to  j?ot  information  of 
aturo  in  a  shorter  fciiaoY  '  Vt  scums  to  1.10  that  a  Month  is 
v/hilci  to  fco'nj,  a  i:iuj  ,  i'ii  Vrcl'or  to  juvo  tlio  information  v/u 


y.ory  truly  yours, 


/tTSS-ey  'O  ‘t- 


Doar  iiir:- 


j  have  your  lussor  by  Auptfst  Ulau'.  in  ro 
aiitinutc  ror  Yfiilxai.ispuri;.  ■  ■  > 

Vho  olootrxcal  doijortoll'jYiuioii  1'or  thxu  pla 
laa.lo  and  th»  ossxmaso  vrxll  bo'  boi«'  you  in  u  vary  sh 


/  pJ73  -<►  ^ 


A.  fit  u  art,  Esq,  Sooty. 

Ohio  Edison  Electric  Installation  Co, 

Cincinnati,  Ohio. 

near  Sir:- 

Oii  August  3.0th.  I  sent  you  blue  prints  oi  huuniltoh'  antf 
i.oorifdtown,.  anil  on  tho  K«tii.  a  bluo  print  of  Wuuhinf’tun  C.li. ,‘  ask- 
in;!  ini'on.v.ttion  in  relation  to  lots.  On  the  dsrd.  of  August  T 
again  wrote  you  uskiup  you  to'  hurry  this  information,  as  wo  worn 
TOiuiiK  for  it  and  could  do  hi/thin;:  Until  if  arrived. 

under  tho  impression  that  s'ukiu'  iVuTay  has  occurrod  with  v/inch  you 
aro  unacquainted.  Will  you  kindly  look  tho  matter  up,  and  havo 
those  maps, with  all  tho  information  on  thorn,  forwardod  to  rao  at 
tho  earliest  possible  moment,  uu  wo  can  do  nothin;!  towards  ltd ttm;: 
out  an  estimate  until  wo  receive  this  information. 

Very  truly  yours',' 


/  f$3-ocf. oS" 

•sept.  tith,  a 

Messrs.  Halo  £  Walcott, 

HU  Court  .'it root, 

Hoar  Kirs:- 

Your  letter  of  Au/'us.t  2»it)i,  ail<1>-osso<l  to  Mr.'  (ivosvonor 
P.  Xovrrey,  has  boon  roforrod  to  ho,  and  in  roply  T  boi;  to  ctato' 
that  I  have  hoard  noth  i  up.  l'l’on  Anders .  T r  yo.t  will  forward'  tho 

eonmi’s sion  to  uo  T  will  son  tlmt  Milton  V.  A*luii«»  deposition  is 
taken.  .  • 

Vory  truly  your'"," 

, .  . 

I  J  - 


/??3-ocf 


KOpt.  :i t h.  lUtiH. 


■Soldan,  Sui-c. 

I'M U sun  Kuchma  Works, 
3.04  (loornk  !>tro< 


van  yov 
mon  t  slibwirir  fcho  ni 
machines  thoy  an;  ( 
J  x'ni;  of  unfilled  uv 


Ioann  huvq  pr'oparod  and  sont  -to  mo  a  stato- 
nr  of  anw.i.urns  you  lmvo  on  hand,  what 
hnd  whothnr  class  A  or  i.v  X  also.  :tl 
ris,  of  which  yon  should  hoop  a  copy. 


Vo.-.-; 


trull  y  i 


/  o 


Kept.  :ith.  H 

Ktuart,  Sooty. 

Ohio  Krtirso'n  Kloct'rio  In's  tal  J  nuoji  nu. 

Cincinnati,  Ohio. 


your  favor  of  ;:<)). Vombor 


1!n  .roforonco  So  an  ontirinti;  for  a  1000  light  plant,  it 
is  ii.ipoRHii/jo  for -its  to  ri?’}  -i  an  er.tijnato  on  a  plant  of  that  sizo, 


nrs  wo  have  no  typo  of  dyiimio*  or  nni'ino  that  will  answer, 
v/o  can  non  (I  you  an  osta.11.uo.  for  "fin  uoo  light  plant  or  a  Hide)  light 
plant, -If  you  v/il J  lot  us  know  v/liiuh  ono  of  those  v/ill  bo  bust 
suxt.o/i;  to  your  purpose  wo  will  have  it  rorv/arilod  to  you  ut.  onoo. 

Trusting  that  your  efforts  in  rogaril  to  I’njua  will'  bo  . 


'fours'  vory  truly, 


/f/i 


K.  T.  Oroonfi-:i3  <1,  Kan. 

■  A'jy.  Avonuo  if,  .  m 

Oaai*  Kir:-* 


•./ill  jfoii  jiloar.o  i 
on  VlucfcwoJ.1.3  Island,  V/nrdis 


y.’.bXo  ostiitaVif.' 


rui  y  yotu's,  ■ 

3L 


( ■&  S  J3  '  OS  -dC 

Kept ,  >th.  » 

Prank  s.  Wnrr,  Haq.  'Proas.  v  ' 

Hill  son  Bloctne  Illuminating  (Jo, 

!  Sunbury,  Pbnna. 

Will  you  bo  kind  enough 'to  .lot  mo  have. a  statement 
showing  tho  number  oi  consumers.  of  olootrio  light  m  Sunbury, 

also  the  amount  of  their  monthly  bills?  . 

rV  .  1  would  also  like'  a  st'nn'ornont  of  the  monthly  expenses  of 
t)io  gun  bury  central,  station. 

1  would  bog  to  remind'  you  that  wo  are  still  without  a 
eheelt  for  tho  balance  duo  upon  our  oontj’act,  (sy,40U. ) 

.  very  truly  yours,  •  •  .  . . 


IffS-otj-c  S' 


'top  t  author  dth. 


.  J.  Spraf'wo,  Usq. 

Potol  nolnont, 

Prod  ton,  ass. 

;r  havo  you;*  lottor  of  !toptoi;tb«r  <Jth,  at  id  in  roply  v/ould 
say  that  I  havo  ordorod  tho  ut.ro,  blot/  plpo  and  ruhbor  tubtonR  tv.- 
ho  forv/ardod  to  you  at  onoo. 

Thbrat’oroncb' t,o  soldo--*,' vh;/  nan  y  u  not  liuS  ilUR  at  Suit: 
local  atom  and  eharpo  it  up  m  your  oxpnna»s¥ 

T  havo  ordOvj^lir.  l-ruoai  to  ship  you  t.ho  insulating 
that  you  roquiro. 

T.  also  have  your  r/oYofPmn  «>l’  this  morninp,  and  havo 
forv/ardod  by  express  a  blank  chart  op  I’all  .Rivor, 

As  repardn  xnsido  /irim 1  t olonraphed  you  this  murnuifr 
that  Vo  worn  at  tend  ini’,  to  this  oursolvos. 


Vory  tr.il 


•  -  /era-^  -  o 

f»-  •  ''tii.  -  a 

•jirjll.  Campbell,  'Kstf. 

•  i  ,5  '  -  ttonovo,  r-onna. . 

near  fur;.- 

I  »oo  mMN  tlu=  m„rni,,c  iit],  a  amf,  rm.  Si0^ 

Urawri'  by  you  at  Uollofonto,'  r-a. 

T  was  under  tho  ifeij  i-ossion  that  I 
;  explained  to  you  on  a 

bveninn  in. -tho  orfico  here  tji.it  it  was  only.-tinder  -exceptional 
circumstances  that  T  alluv/od  any  of’  my ’’canvassers  or  otlior  trav¬ 
ailing  omployens  to .  draw  ujipn  idcf'.'fijr  iionoy,'  ov/inf;  to  tho  confusion 
which  .'those  drafts  caiiso  in  th'b'  'office,  oven  whon  drawn  at  dno 
day'  s 'si'fjJVt/"  T  only  extend'  this 'priviloijo  v/hen  t Jioro  is  ifc/'Vt’hor 
v/ay'ijf  furnishing  them  with  money.  . ‘■'1 

....  .  y<,u  worQ  to  soh<i  mo’ your  expense 'account  with  a, 

'  lit  tl  o  rdrjJlarity,  it  would'  ohablur.ib  to*  have  "a  hot  tor  idon  of  . 
how  your  finances  stand.'  T  havo  only  received  0110  oxponso  account, 
from  you  since  you  started  out.  those  a’ta'tCrionts  should  bo  natlo 
to  mo  on  the  7th,  ldth,  2l3t.  a»d'2i>t)i.  day  of  each  month,  and  I 
^iUffa^-.that  in  future  f  will  receive  thorn  from  you  in  this  oriior, 
arid'  that'  you  will' molt o  no  were  drafts,-  excopt  when  directly  . 

■'authorised  todo  so,  • 

.  -  Vejry  'truly''  yours,  • 


/gts-o'l  -  o 


JJ.  Hhw,  K«q. 


rt'ho  net 

1  ocJi  i  '■iv on  i s  '  1  ij 

put  a  1,  ‘iOO.  L\f_:hi. 
in  the  la  ft  or. 


of  yojir  favor  uj,0  xnsv,  in 
at  .Tod:  Pawn  nnrl  Jtonovo. 

•  Of  lijjht.t  d.voroYi  ],y  „„r  district  in 
7;5y  lA»ihts-.  7.  /oulrl  thorolW 
U.o  foxjnoj* -piaco  and  a  -ion  JiKht  plant 


"Truly  yiiiiV 


sojit.  nth.  lliU3, 

rho  K'iisvn  Company  for  ts.  lnto-l  high ting , 

*>■'  JMriih  AVOIIUO,  c,x  .;.y. 

boar  S.iv.j;- 

-  ■  Sof/fl’Vini?  to  your  v'oqiiir,it;x,>ii  undo;-  data  of 

SO|>w):.ibov  ;>th,  asking  us  t.;  romiir  <>no  “}!» "amutm-o  from  th«  lu,st0n 
"Horrtltl* ,  X  bnc  to  inform  you'  this  Wuurs  has  its  shaft 
journal  on  tho  pul iny  sid'h  badly  o’Viti,'  and  it  will  noeossitato 
turning  off,  and  consoqusntlTWo  boaring  boxos'  now  in  th«  machines 
v/il’J  not'  bo 'available.  It 'will  .th'orofo'ro  bo  nococsary  for  .is'  t0 
m-vlio  a. how  box  for  the  journal,  ami  7.  shall  bo  u.Vu<l  to  .if  7 

Kayo  your  authority  f.,r  going  -ahead.  with  thin  worts.  ’  ■■•••• 

Yours  ‘truly,  '  •  . 


/ft*  -°7 


SOI  t.  Oth.  ltibH. 


Gustavo  Solti  an,  Hsq  fjupt. 

I'Misoh  Machino  V/orl.s, 

10-4  Ooqrck  Rtvoot,  <;ity. 

boar  Sir:-'  . * 

..  I  am  in  rot: nipt'  this  raorn'i'ni!  of  a  lotto?-  from  tho  (Jonr 
oi-ol  Parousor.Mf  tho  Isulatdd  ‘Cohip'nny  stnltinp  'that  tho  arrnuturo  sont 
tu  lialt  Utioi-Q  proved  to  bo.  too  's'Ku'tfi  for  'that  re'.Sehiho,  and  will 
havb  t.o’  bo  rb turned.  ,'l'ho  p'i'lTar  block's,  containing  tho'  phosphor 

bronze  boarin.os,  v/ilH  also  bo  returned.  ' 

T  boli ovo  you  sent  four  pounds  of'  babbitt  metal  and" 'two 
’sot’s  of'  ’Habbi'ttboarinfJs,  for  which  you  had  ho  requisition.'  ' 

,  _Vla" 8.  thoro  any  other  mat'oribl’  sunt  not  covered  by  an 
order?  _  .  .  ■  *  -  ■ 


P.  H.;  'S 

’  Dear  sir 

•Uh.  ins 
possibly 
inorninR.: 

Voturnod 
imfrfo  out" 
buTyou .  c 
the  Work. 


Sopt.  nth.  Jt 


»,  Esq. 

Williamsport,  l  onna. 


I  bo;:  to  acknowledge  tho  rocoipt  of  your  favor  of  the 
t,  and  in  roply  would-sa;/  that  T  Will  do  all  that  I 
can  to  send  you  thtf  oriUhirito  for  liellofonte  on  Saturday 


Williamsport  ||i  nov/ >TSiV&- tlotbrainocl,  and  it  cannot  bo 
.fron  hrocltph,  ^horcCYhad  to1  send  i^V  W  an  ostteato 
arid  forwarded  to  you  boforo  either  Monday  or  Turisduy1,;  '  • 
on  rest  assured  that  I  will  do  all'  :i*  ray  power  tV  Wither 


,fory  truly  yiTu'rs 


■  y 


icsrn,  UabcocJt  R  ’.711cox\  '  /' 

30  Courtlohdt  ^troof,  ''ftity;  '•  " 


Enc losod  ploaso  fi'Af  a^oottoii\ in- roforonco  to  oar 
«r;  E«>±son  sp'ofco  to  you  aboWt  y&jtorday.  • 

.  _•  :  -  •  Vory  truly  ,-^oars, 


i'W- 

'  Sopt.  7th.  1UU3... 

.).  Jlutchiiisou,  lisq. 

Dear  tfir:— 

I  bui'  to  i;iv;  you  tin*  fbl'luwiui;  information  i/liion  you 

usJ:od  for  in  reforuiian  to  fcho  "Jfij  linht  ilymaiio:- 

'1  ....  ‘ 
Tho  hoiijht  from  tho  floor  is  .‘"i.j  z  imshou,  siso  of  boil- 

1 

1  '.'.to  ;<3  x  17  2  mono:;,  xiio  puTlo/  is  ;>  inchus- Di.  iUumotor,  •  with 
•1  inch  'face* •  uitd  tho  itri iiituro  i.uU.o:>  1*100  revolutions  )  or  taimtW, 
Very  truly  /ours. 


/rt*'oci 


henry  A.  oliSrko,  Hail. 


'  ‘i  boi'  to  enclose  you  herewith  throe  estimates  for  i 
for  I00'0,a400  ami  3200  lights,  anil  nwountiny  to  837,271,30, 
*S40V-V77.70  ana  8:>i,034.0U  respectively.  „ 


reduce  our 'figures  to  the  lov/nst  possible  a  Siihd'urd.  I.  wise, 
hov/ovor,  to  specially  stlpuX&e  that'  in  the  ca'so  of  each  estimate 
our  bid  for  th'o  at  root  inB&kXjtiou  U'a’  taa’oft  'upon  the  asauuptidn . 
that  'your  Company  will  dbt'aiii ;*f oV W  th'o  nooWsaVy  permits  to  run 
our  .'miifns  '  auU  feeders  aooorUiuu  to  the  rod  linos  shown  ill  15S<hi‘b’its 
and' r/,  so'irt  you  uiidor  separate  cover.  ' 

■  M“*  ■  rtoforjM.nj'  to  uur. estimate  for  1000  and  «Pi00.  liti’lit's, /you 
v/i'ii'  notice  that  the  street  inst'al'lat'iou' Vive's  a  capacity  of  3001 
lights,,  and  in  both  'those  'case's  tli'o  station  -i's  so  arranged  as  to 
•'allow  you  to  at  an/,  time  in'ci^aW  'yodV  'capae'itV  to  3200  lights.  - 
You  will  notice  Uri  ■i-Miibi’t'  A-  tliaV  'our  Mains'  stop  on.  the 
north  side  of  Twelfth  StWotV^o'tVtocW  SaaatffrtiB’  'OqU  Poach  Streets. 
'  •  ;  •  in-  our-  estimate  for  3200  lights  the  street  inat’aliaiixhi 

'"''admits  of  a 'capacity  for  noil  lights,  in'  accoWdnce  \/iti.  tl.u 
'l-iniis*  ?sliowh  on  the  map  marh'od  Kxhibit' U.  *  — 


/  n  s-°i  -=7 


Hope.  7th.  1 

k.  ,i.  sjiranuo,  Ksq. 

hotel  liolbont, 

UrooKtum,  StaSS.' 

Hoar  sir':- 

Unclosed  please  find  map  of  lioll'ai'ouM,  Ha.  which  rc- 
■  quir.es  ii  now  determination  accoritinR  to  the  rod  linos* 

-  T  also  enclose-  all  your in  reference  to  ;tltft  . 

'plqpo.,  .  ,  ; 

'  '  Very  truly  yours,'  '• 


/SSZ^y  -©7 


Ohai'lm:  -i.  t!U‘’liC:5,  Ksq. 

0.  Hotel, 

.owburt'h,  Y. 

ijoar  iiir:- 

-I  bar?  t,o  achriowlodgo  tho  receipt  or  your  favor  or 
3th.  ina.t,  ami  an  roply  woulrt'  nny  that  plot  'lio.fj,  west  or  Mo 


locution  for 
liov/ft’/o'r,  th;v 
llkO  'to  J4J10W 


Third'  Ktrorit,'  is  tho  most  dosirablo 

kh. 


ion  for  our  contra!  station’.'  ’  You  state  : 

lots  aro  on  th  ■  side  of  d^isjjpftTull.  1.  should 

/  nL  ':T . .  ;  ...  ;  . 

nposori  O.r  rock  which  would  roquiro 
,7hot)ior  excavation  could  btf  made  v/xtH  pick'  mid'  shovel V 
sorao  local'  contractor  What  ho  Would' 


You  niiMht.  .find  t 


|  reduc'd  a  lot  v/iti 


t  '40  foot  front  ' 


chargo  .par  cubaigjSg 

the  loyo.1,  of  tho  : 

'  ploaao  to  t  mo  havo  'flu's'  'irifo'rmation  :ot  the  oavliost 
possible  so  that  1  cati*.Wvnh'oad  'with  tho  'oatirmtto. 


Eopt.  7th. 

Edison  Electric  I-ii’ht  Hu. 

City. 

Doar  Sir:-  j'-  , 

!tof orrinjj  to  my  intorviow  with  you  a:;  to  the  Utica 
contract  and  your  asJiinn.i.iy  Opinion  as  to  tho  accoptanco  oj‘  tho 
proposition  of  tho  Utica  Uir/ic tors  to  make  a  contract  with  no  to 
put  up  tho  plant  there  for  ?i.i7,000, ,  tho  balance  of  my  os  tuna  to 
(about  f5<:,nnn )  t.i.  ho  pai>l  by  tho  Jii’ht  Company,  T  wish  to  place  on 
rooyrd  my  objection  to  thin  course  boiiii;  pursued  in  view  of  the 
fact,  that  yen  propose  briiii.ini;  tho  matter  before  tho  Executive 
"  Committee  for  final  sottlomgnt. 

The  proposed  arrangement  would  be  a  good  one  for  tho" 
“Construction  'department” ,  but  a  very  objectionable  one,  in  my 
opinion,  for  the  I.ifjht  Company  to"  acodpti 

I  consider  it  far  bo'tt'br  to  alloy;  the  Utica  Company  to 
fall'  through,  rather  than  have  tho  Lii;h t  Company  accop>t  such  a 
proposal /Which  woul  d  most  certainly  prejudice  their  future  busi¬ 
ness,  whereas  thoiMiiluro  to  closo  tho  Utica  contract  this  Fiill 
would! .have,  under  the  worst  circumstances,  but  a  temporary  effect 
"on  our  business. 

Yours  truly, 


/f?3 -of^.op 


•'■•opt.  7th. 


Thomas  A.  Edison,  Bsq. 

<J'5  Fifth  Avoauo,  City. 

•  Hoar  ?»'ir:-r  •  '  ■ 

I  «D1  60  oJtul  lr  you  can  onto  it  ionvoniotft  to  niton, ( 
“  mM^*  "r  W*"**  "r  '*'="001060  Of  thb  Hat  non  Tojoj.hono  cbn- 
fony  Of  itowf,  to  bo  hola  at  tho  bffioa  of 

l'J  ;  - on  oo.oo,,  o'.  on  TuonOby  tho  lith.  ;;oi  opmbo:-, 

Tho  nnoiono  of  tbo  nV/ffi-o,,,  2a  to  oonniUor  too  on,.,,,,,.,- 
t  '' --  Ool .  boo. so  Ooiii-oo.l  ana  tbo  faioon'-bov.or— ;;nl2  To'lo— 

o'.Ol.O  OO.O.O.OO  of  ,.00|-.0.  ■ 

041  ■  ™=»l  *=  «•  in  tho  City  ana  Will  attonj  tho"  ■ 
'•.iotinVina  o:iplain  tho  mai  n  of  tho  ooopanyon  Suoitiooo'/  >  '  \  " 

-  ■  ■  .  •  ?<&■/  irJly  ’yo'u'r  s  ,  ' 


Oo  .-,-_“oT"  Europoi-'’  ' 


I’rosii 

Edison, TolOphono 


J<rs3'  09  voy 


A,  C’ov/loa,  Khc[..' Sooty. 

Anson  i  a-  brass  a  Oopior  Uo. 

10  uliff  Htro.it,  liity. 


v/ould  it  |>o  iio  ss  ibl  o  for  you  to  furnish  us  with  son  o' 
of  ' tho  cablo  for  insido  houso  v/irinjj,  as  pur  tho  loot  suiaplo  you 
sont  usV  Vie  want  su.io  vary  bailey  to  uso  in  eonnoction  with  our 
oontm]  station  work,  an<l  v/ould  likb  to  few  it  if  jK/ssiblo  boforo 
you  shut,  down,  -  ■ 


V/o  r«M|uir«  about  VoO.lbs.  of  Mo.  1U,  about  30h  lbs.  of 
■noA_  W,  about  300  lbs.  of  Mo.  14  and  about  200  lbs,- of  No'.lii. 

\/o  shall  doubt  loss  noort  a  Hood  diial  word  of  this  shortly, 

v/ili  you  plnaso  lot  us  hriov/  by  boaror  .what'  you  can'  do  'in' 
relation  to  tho  Muttor?  :  •  .1 

'  .  Vo ry  Triily  yours,  ' 


/f*' Z  O^r  o 


Sponioor  Portion,  -.  iCnq. 

I\  0.  Box,  3311, 

Boston,  ilasri. 

"libiir  -S'ir:- 

yi^  hot!  to  acknow3orft?o  tho  Vonoipt  of  your  favor  of  th<» 
»l*lii.  ingt.  .in  i*nfnronca  to  Doan. 

Inasmuch  uu  you  hiivo  iTo'rit  man' to  irrbck'ton  at,  tho  roquest 
of  l.trV  (.arr.isdn,  v/«  pronumo  thoro  in  no  nnnrt  to  trouhlo  furthor 
\  nbuiit  tho  mat  tor.* 

*  .  Vary  truly  yours,  • 


/f 

uth. 

A.  Stuart,  Ksq.  -Sooty.  .  ' 

.  ;  Ohio  Edison  Electric  Installation  <Jo.  • 

Cincinnati, •  Ohio. 

'"Hoar  sir:- 

■?o  have  your  lot  ter.  of  tlio  oth.  HoptoMbbr. 
v/o  have  no  10o0  light  plants ‘{unit'),'  .mil  wo  cannot  vory 
woll  c.iv:J  you.  an  ostinute  for  a  1000  Tight  pi  ant 'at  present. 

'  V/c  thin),  it  .'oulil  be  a  Tat  a]'  err  or  on  yuiir'  part'  not  to 

the  expense  of  extending  your  plant  will  be  considerably  htiavior," 
th’arTiT  you  put  a  plant  in  now  with'  the  intention  of  incroa'dini!  it 
"later  on'.  . 

■  ‘  Vory  truly'  yours, 

■  ■  . 


fffS  -  ®  y 


A.  Stuart,  Rsq.  Moot,/. 

Ohio  liaison  Electric  Installation  Co.' 

Cincinnati,  Ohio. 

"Dtiar  fJiVY- 

V/o  have  /our  letter-  of  the  ith.  September,  with  rol'a- 
tiori  to  our  pricon.  which  you  tona  vary  high. 

you  aro  ibntiroly  in  orror'  with  reference  to  our  pricos 
OArit.li.bMj~/ 

on  boil  or:;  and  engines.  V/o  have  tried  Bvery^boilor,  ami  find  that 
the  iiabcoek ■  &  V/ilcox  boil'or  is  tho  only  olio  suitable  to  our  busi¬ 
ness.  It  v/buld  be  absolutely  "iupossiblu  f orifyb’u  to"  pur.chaso  it 
.  for  the  :  rice  you  mention,  ''‘Ord'iAiary  return  flue  boil  or  aro 
nnt'i'roTy 'useless  to  us, 

.  With  relation  to  oneirios,  -wo  hud  considerable  oxpori'eiica 
"V/i'th  different  classes  of  engines,  when  wo  first  started  our  bUsfi- 
n'o‘ss',  .'and  as  tlio  result  adopted  tho  Armington’  &  Silas  engine,  v/hicK, 
considering  the  result's  ob'tiiiuod  from  it, "is  by  far  tho  choaj  ost 
in  tfiq  warkot. 

Very  truly  yours, .  ‘ 


•  lf.  J.  'Spratfiio,  Ksq.  . 

Hotel  .Uolmont, 

‘  Hrocktori,  Mass. 

boar"  Sir;- 

’•Vo  bof-  to  aclino/3  odi'o  tho  receipt  of  your  favor  of 
Septorabor  3th, and  aro  obliged  -for  the  suggestions  eohtainod 
"therein.  ' 

_v-  _  ;  .  .  ■  . 

. . V  Y/ith  rotation  to  anything  in-  connection  with  tho  station, 

whether  it  is  insido  wnw,  automatic.  regulators  or  anything'  el  30, 
v/o  v/ish  you  y/ould  bo  kind  enough  to  boko  suggestions  to  this  office 
.  only,  .Jlnasmueh  as  you  v/oro  sont  W  bro'ckton  to  start  tJio  station, 

ind  v/Pro  given  ho  authority  to  'deal  with  other  v/ork.  would ' 

&ch\-  UmmCjO 

much  prefer  that  you  should  di'sdifhp'  matters  butsidcy^if  your  prov¬ 
ince  v/itlV  UP  and  not.  with  ttrf  Harrison  or  any  other  '•■.roekton  gon-‘ 
'tlomnn.  v/o  are  al \iayn  only  too  glad  to  rocoivc  sup.iioctiona  Trbm 
you,  which  your  valuable  expert enco  may  load  you  to  mako,  and'  shOufi 
you  think  'it  dooirablo  for  any  information  to  bo  conmunlc/itoWo 
Mr.  Garrison,  if  you  v/ill  inform  us  of  it,  v/o  will  liavo  it  d^n’t  from 
hero.  “/o  shall  osteon  it  a  favor  if  you  wilj  pay  particular 
attention  t,o  the  above  instrucTions.' 

As  regards  insiilo  Y/iri,hJ;V '  an  Mr.  Garrison  has  taken upon 
'  h'inVsp.l^'We'  ‘responsibility  of  ordering  mon  from  boston  to  do"''thiS  : 


»..  thorn  in  no  necessity  for  us  to  deal  further  with  the  3Ub- 

Tn  relation  to  tho  matter  of  rioh  to  assist  you  in  wiring 
"th'd'  station,  wo  do  not  soo  tho  advisability,  or  going  either  to” 
"“Mow  York,  or  Boston  to  rind  thorn.  Wo  ihlhl:  ono  man  would  bo  ablb 
•tcf’glVe  you  all  tho  assistance' you  will  require.  You  could*  bt'ddlt 
in”  a  local  carpontor  in  a  short  time,'  and  thus  savo  a  groat  dual 
of  iinnoqosqary  expense.  ’>)ion  Uu  Aharows  was  starting  tho  Sunbury 
central  station,  ho  only  roqtfi'r'cicf  bna'aiin  to'  assist  hib,'  and  wo 
preoumo  that  you  can  wort,  with  'o'-jual1  ocunony. 

CHAHVy,  Wo  no  to  your  roriartio  about  forwarding  you  clean 
charts,  and  will  in  tho  futuro  soo  that  your  V/ishos  are  complied 
with.  ■■■.. 


Wj  fail  to  understand  your  romarbo  in  roforonco  to  dutb- 
rL1$£4.®  a  tors ,  and  shall  bo  glad  if  you  will  explain  than'.’.' 

,  Vftf  do  not  v/uitp  grusp  your  ideas  m  roforonco  to  s ,n t- 
olios'.  Wo  are  certain  that  wo  Kavo  oniorod  all  the  switches 
necessary  for  nrocl  ton,  and  ( foiJ '/obr  im’orwatioirt^fo'^vti  ordm-od 
ab  folioV/s:-  "  •••-  ■  '/ 


’7? 7-[ " '  I'oodor  Switches;  10  pbw  style  house  ch anging  'swit'cfhbby 
yyifdyi- stylo  plug  switches,'  10  small  plug 'switches,  3  dyuonto'  'ch'aYig- 
irif!  bvfirt.e:hosf  0  small  plug  switchos.  for  lightning  protoetbr. 


-o  7 


1  M  '•••,'■ 

:Plui?  sv/itchos,  2  inch,-  and  1  double  dynamo  channinp 

switch  of  now  doaijsn.  The  j>«ik  of  teat  lamps  foquirps  2  laypo 
pluj?  sv/iichos  and  10  small  >lUff  3Wi.fcchoa  of  difforont  dosi/tn. 

Ihoso  a  wit  '-hop  wore  ordered  on  ?!n  Androv/s  experience  at  Sunbury. 

It  is  our  dosiro  to  Ifa'/c" arii f  ott.1  electrical  connections 
for  all  our  stations,  and  if  you  aro  tin acquainted  with  the  fixtures 
•V?&Ch  7  have  docidod  upon,  and  which  oxporionco  has  proved  'to- U3 
■tO  Itio  ,thb.  boot  for  our  buoiuooe,  vo  shall  bo  very.  »?1  ad  to  divo  Vou  . 
Yfl'Qt  information  you  want  at  any  time  you  may  ask  for  it." 

Xn  tho  breakdown  sv/i'tcli  you'  rofbr  to  the  ona.  dosiffnod 


l'as.f  yda  to’  •, 


Jl 


do  to raji nations  of  Pal  l  River,: ’^  ^t  atinn  that  w 6  had  ordered  all 
tho  wiro  which  you  wr.ntod.  T  ‘an  'notified  this  mor turn;, *by  tho 
••/ootoW 'Union -To Jocrarh  Company,  that  you  loft  brock ton  Wt  hifh't 
for-  MOw  Tor):,  and  in  undelivered. I;  proouno,"*" 

ho  :/ev.<y^Ay^t  there  is  somo  mi  stale  in  tho  i.iatto-. 

v/o  wish  you  would  very  kindly  b‘oar  'iii  inina  tho  romarkc 
Y/o  havp  wado  in  rorordneo  :u;  sunRd'st  Iona.  -  V/o  aro  only  too  Rlad 
to  rocoiVo  ideas  from  any  solirbVKhatovor,-  as  lopVjas  thoir  flow 
i3  dl'fiictod  to  thin  offico,  buT‘V/d  particularly  wiah  to  rosorvo  to 


?r  •  i.1  ^ 


Kept.  Uth. 


Rhone]: in,  Ponrfa,  "  ' 

l>oar  Kir;-  i 

r  berr  to  aeknoY/lodpi!  the  receipt-  of  your  favor  of  the  - 
'4'tli.  ihst,  and  noto  what  you  say  in  reforonco  to  tho  Kunbury 
onpinoor.  .'and  riotoman.  ... 

X  an  havinn  printed  copies  nado  of  the  dynamo  questions 
and  answers  and  “instruc  tions"',: 'arid'  will' send  .you  copies  us  o'oon 
an  T  rocoivo  thon  from  tho  hands  of  tho  printer. 

Very  ;tr lil'y  yours. 


Charles  Miitcholor,  Esq. 

Paris,  Franco, 

My  Dear  Batchelor;- 

•I  havo  jeour  letter  of  August  7th,  and  have 
botin  obligod  to  delay  answering  it  in  order  to  obtain  information 
from  Mr.VUorf’taann  in  roforon'c'o'  to.  arc  lights. 

That  gentleman  says  "that  he  received  an  ordor  for  thoso 
lamps'  from  you  orally,  and  that  ho  only  knows  you  m  tho  rjattW" 

( Uorgmnn'n )  will  do  so.  Tho  lamps  deferred  to  aro  hr.  Moods  patent. 
Eoi’ardinj'  dynamos,  our  "11°  machine  gives  400  amperes; 

■  wo  are  winding  with  larfjoV,' wiro  and  will  'got  "from  4d0  to  37 j 
'  amperes  easy  v/ithout  any  other  chang'd.  Wodre  running, with  'per¬ 
fect  success  at  louisVille,  14’  “"IP1  ihaehirtday  with  a  constant  load 
every  ovoriing  of  400  amporos.  1 '  < 

...J—tf...  ;  ,  /ftf- 

fou  can. toll  TJailey  that,  taking  in  costs,  wb  v/ill  dis- 


couri't  HopXihson  and  go  him  to» 


l  anything  he  "can'd 


Yours  very  truly, 

'  n 


i  r?3-oy,c>  f 


Onorgo  3,  ladd,  Ksq, 

Sansowa  St  root,'. 
.  San  i-’rancisco, 


"Dear  Si.r:- 

T  hovo  your  favor  of  August  30th,  and  in  roply  bog  to 
"stat.o  that:  nicfcol  as  a  conductor  is.sovon  tamos  .‘//or so. than  eoppor 
arid  four  tiraon  wore  exponsivo.:  MnBUrbago  has  no  authority  from -us 
to  niaho  a  sfcatomont  that  a  hiclcol  mind  v/ouTd  ’bo  of  groat  valuo  to 
for  electrical  and  t olographic  'purpoads  and’  that  it  is  superior 
to  copper  as  a  conductor,  as  such* ’is  not  th«  caso. 

'  ■  "',TKq  instructions  for  canvassing  towns  in  the  intbrpst  iff 
1  th’o  ojoctric  light  vmro  sent  you  aoino  tiino  ago, 

•—  Very  truly  yours. 


//T3"«7 


SJoeioto.  d*  .typor oil lege  Sloctriquo, 

Oonava,  Swit'aorland', 

Dear  Sirs:*: 

Boforring  to  iny  contract 3  with’  nosars. 'liiodoraami, 
Charbulicia  with  roforenco  to  tho  introduction  of  jay 
aygt.oin  o f  oloetnc  lighting  into  SY/it  norland,  i  hsrehy  accept  and 
"  ratify 'Articio  Sovorith  of  tho  Ktatutos  of  your  Company  concerning 
tho  transfer  consontod  to  and  accgptod  for  the  pneo  of  133,000 
franca arid  I  also  accept  and  ratify  tho  ropt  of  tho  Statutes' ' 
of  -you r.  Company.  - 

•  •  '  Vo'ry  truly  yours, 


^ _ 


Sept*  Hth. 

Messrs.  Uornraann  a  Co'. 

'Jii'ii  Avenuo  b,  City, 

Dear  .Sirs;- 

Hlaase  send  1:10  by  boaror  ton  (10)  copies?  of  your"  Tcat--' 
riloRac'  and  Give  no  your  best  rate  of  discount  for  Our  Swiss  CoH- 
pany.'  They  aro  at  proaont  'b'uymi;  th'oir -material  from  tho  London 
Company,  and  I  havo  no  doubt  but"  wha'f  :t  cart  ijof  their  trade  for 
.you  if. you  will  pus  your  ai'scou’nt's  as'  high'  'a's  possible, 

Voty  'tV'uly  yours, 


tt*.3  -oef 


VL  .  &’■  :  ~- 


1..  10th.  a 

A.-Achard,  Ksq,  grout.  /■- 

Socaoto  d*  Apparoillago  Kloctnquo,' 
tJanova,  Switzerland, 

Dear  sir:-  .......  ... 

Ho  for  ring  to  in  y  letter  to  you -of  this  date  giving 
prices,  smco  I  wrote  that  lotYo’r  'j  h'uvn  received  from  Messrs, 
Itorgmiirin-  .?  Oo.  the  following:-  -  ••••>■ 

“v/o  are  anxious  to  got  tho  trado  of  tho  Swiss  Company, 
'and  V/iTl  agroo  to  furnish  goy.ls  in  our  catalogue  to  them  at  thirty 
(SO)"  jior  cent  discount,  excepting  sockets,  cut-outs  and  switches', 
on  these,  as  oaf  extra  inducement,  v/tf  v/111  make  the  discount  thirty' 
two  and  one  half  (33  3)  po'r  oeYft.  "  /  '  . 

Thoso  prices  are  'b'oVtfff?  Morfsps.  H'orgmann  fi  i:o.  have 

over  quoted  to  anybody,  and  r’vyUtiir  rhttf  they  will  prove  acceptable 
to  you.' '  '  •  -  ,  •  ’ 

The  above  cancels -that  part  of  my.  former  letter  v/hich  '  - 
refers  .to.  Messrs,  iiorgiiiarin  k  Co*  a  discount  as  boing  twenty  ViVV  ’ 

(3;5)  per  cent.  .  ;  . . 

Messrs,  iiorginami.fi  Oo.  ship. goods  charging  for- boxing 
and  cartage  on  same,  but  this  is  a  very,  Wall  amount. 


a 

I  would  suggest  that  you  prepare  a  telegraph  code  l'or 
uso  botv/oon  your  Company  and  inysolf. 

.Anything  that  you  Wrty  require  from  Korol  shall  bo  glad 
to  attend  to  tho  shi,  mont.of,  anrVrf  YdeV  would  suggest  that  all 
orders  should  bo-  sent  to  me  arid  -payments  made  to  order  to 

avoid  confusion  and  to  insure  your  getting  exactly  what  you 
require.  ' 

'  Very  truly  yours,. 


. . 4 

/ft2 -0^,10  \ 

:  I 

,  sopt.ioth.  '  a  • 

A,  Achard,  Ruq. 

fiooioto  cl*  Ajparoillagd  Kloctnquo, 

Uonova,  "wit norland.  . 

DoarVsir:--  '  .  •  •  •  ■  j 

'  1  h»o  rooolvod  you;*  varioqs  lot.^opp  as  to  tho  formation 

of  your  Company,  and  havo  rocontJy  rocoiyod  from  ny  At  to  may,  Mr. 

('•odddrd,  a  full  roport  on'  the  i.-, after,  which  enables  tao  to  roply 
to  tho  various  questions  rai so’d  'by  you. 

Pirs$t,  as  to  material’.' '  V/ithin  tho  last  few  months  wo 
havo  made  .  a  groat  many  changes'  'i’n  connection  with  tho  construction-  | 
of  our  ‘dynamo  machines  with  a  viow  to  increasing.  thiol r  capacity 
for  a  given  investment,,  and  in  many  oasos  in  increasing .  tho  Vcfr-' 
pacify  bind  rodueing  an^invostmont.  V/o  havo  so  flar- turned  out'  '  ' 
a  400,'l.ight  machine,  which  v/o  aro  proparod  to  soil  to  you  for  ‘  j 

SJ,.'idO.V  p;.0.«,,  Mow  York’,'  ‘and  fnl'aq  a  100  light  machino,  for  which  ' 

v/o  should  c'liargo  you  .3400,,-  F.O'.tt.,  Mow  YoW.  At-  tho  Prosari.t 
time  m  arq  about  constructing  *a‘ number  of  2. 5  light  machines,  |  \ 

30  light  machines,  200-  light  raa'dWfridB  'arid  non  'light  machines.  .  1  \ 

■  '  .  -■  '  ! 
At  'tifi's  writing  it  is  impossible  for  me  to  give’  yqtf  -tho  exact'  j 

•  p'ri'coa  of  those  machinoa,  but  imiiiodiatoly  'our  work  on  thohi  i’b  ■  : '  .  { 


/  s«2-o<j')e 


advanced  suf ficiontly,  1  will  send  you  quotations  for  y„ur  guid¬ 
ance.  Y/ith  rolatiun  to  the  two  machines  first  roforrod  to, 

I  liav.o  ordered  for  you  detailed  drawings  of  oauo,  which  will  bo 
sent  forward  at  the  earliest  possible  inomorit.  .  • 

It.  has  boon  quito  iinVopaiblo'  for  130  to  write  you  oarlior 
on  this  mat  tor,  owing  to  the 'fact  that  at  tjiifi.  'tiiajiiyou  applied 
fur  information, «*  the  construction  W.Vo«fr: 'u/uuuoe  ’  wua  ,i„  a  state 
of  truiisci iHsiun  from  ono  styl^  ‘to  another,  and  tho  data  at  our 
command  was  not  sufficient  to;.bo.'6f  uny  Material  assistance'  to  ' 


dith  relation  to  Sockets,  electroliers  and  other  sun¬ 
dries,  J.  send  you  by.-thia  maij-,  uiide'r  s'op'arute  cover  ton  copies  el’ 
Messrs,  aergmann.  &  co»s  Catalogue,  tfiiioh  will  give  you  exactly  the 
information  you  ask  for.  1  'l'ho  'pri'cds'  quoted  are  subject  to  a 
discount  to  y.,u  of  twenty  five  (d.i)  ydr  cent,  which  is  the  very 
best  terms  given  by  thou  to  any  of  our  companies, 

I  alao  solid  you, under  sopnrate  oovor,  copies  of  ioosra. 

•  Aruun^ton ;.r  .‘Tims  engines,  for  which  I  beg  to  quoto  tho  following 
pricoV^g.O.U.,  Uow  York  city:* 


1 


•  S13~  ■  .  . 

A  *  M  Kn«in@^4  , .  .  .  . . .  s  ix&v  ’ 


u  a  x  10  Engine.1........  77.1.  ' 


u  2  x.  1*J  Rn^ino, 


W  x  iSn«ino, 


iSach  of  Uio  ubovu  onijinos  havu  011O  ilrivxnu  puiloy 


Iff  x  Iff  outline  v/xtlf 't£  avivlmj  puiloy 


OlllO.Sl,U!>0, 


14  a  x  Iff  oiidi.no  with  driviuij  puiloy  on 
each  si  .lo.  a.......... . . . . 


14  a  x  Iff  ont'ino  ./i vli.'Uu  any  dpi vine 
puiloy  a  and  ui’i’anuod  fvS’  eoiinootints 
divde tly  wi tit  steam  dynamo, .a...... 


v/i  th  iv*‘j  at'xoi 


piotu  you  p 


,U0  each 


*(10 )  paiullo  I.mnp 


i’hirty  Two  (ffa)  Caiid'To  'lamp 


•®if  ly  (ii'O)  Candle  J  ump 


Ono  Hundrod  (100)  Candlo- lamps. 


Tho'  ■"a’bovo  prices  for  lui.ip 


Thu  rottSoiiMV/o  eluutto  .'sixty  coiita  for  ton  candlo' ‘1'uliii/d, 


:oii Sly’  Shalt  t/'o  have  'sturto'd  to  manufacture 


is  that  ii 


ihoni  'and  the  quttiltitxo; 


ih'uke  th'uiii 


uomparutivoly 


small 


tho  difficult  ids  of  Wdn'u'f  adtui’ini! 


considerably 


firoutor  than  in  tho  case  of  'fcli'o'  -'o'i’uht  mid  sixteen  candid  lamp: 


I  'also  solid  you,  undoi*  separate  coyer.  six(<> )'  udiapl'eto 


'dots  of  'our  bulletins,  from  ilul'ld Sin  Hu.fi,  those.  comine  b'ofo'i 


that  number  bein#  oat  of  print. 

I  further  send  you  six  (0)  copies  of  the  catalogue  of 
our  Isolated  Company,  and  a]  so  six  (iJ)  copies  of  u  small  pamphlet 
on  electric  li|?htini.[; 

T  will  endeavor  to  send  you, iii  th'u  course  of  a  few  days, 
a  sot  of  electro- typos  for  youVuse. 

V/ifcii  relation  to  your  'enquiry  as  to  whether  I  can  i;ive 
you  tKd  rinht  to  soil  installations  m  countries  where  I  huvu'  ho 
. "companies  to  exploit  my  patents,  I  bop  to  inform  you  tliat  my  con¬ 
tracts  are  of  sucJi  a  character  that  I'  am  absolutely  procluded 
from  jilvihn  you  the  concession  you  ask  for.  '  - 

If  you  will  please  a'dy iso  mo  of  an'y  further  information 
that  you  may'  require  of  mb,'  T  will'  seuV  ‘tliat  'it'  is  promptly  son t 


I.  enclose  you  Jibrev/itii  'reduced  phutugruph  of  our  400 
light  mbcliin'e,  which  will  give  yuu.  aoine  idea  'of  the  construction 
oiisame.  .The  100  light  machines  are  (jot  up  in  the  seine  s  ty  I  o| 
"and  iinimidiatoly  I- have  photographs  of  them  in  hand,  t  will'- send' 

you  copies'.'  '  ■  . 

Very  truly  y.ours. 


Enclosure). 


■t°r.«onaX. 


l-Vank  i'.  Me. Comtek,.  Ksq. 

i'/xlliamsport,  •  Ponna. 


T  on  close  you  ho- 


I'rcnotor,  or  the  Kdxson  Kloetne  mumrnmn,- 
WOHiw  «•  ■**»•—<  ««  you  a.  n 

or  tho  Ww,  «JMm.  DMfc,  Oon,.n„y  orsunhury.  |,j, ' 


Company,,  until  the 


>  choir  permission  to  tho 


monf  1  proptpo  for  their  consideration.  - 

1  soo  no  prospects  or  tho  immediate  sottlomont  or  my  ‘ 
account's,  and  f  make  tho  proposition  '  contained  ui  tho  tv/o  lotto r a 
"oriclosM  as  tho  only  W.W.,  „  dira.ilu  tt  ono.j  ,M,arrnssi„„ 
to  tho  Sun  bury  nompony  arid  nimoyjnri  Vo  raysolr,  uuuioiran  ns  I  ,,ut 
In  tho  Plant  umtor  »  oontroot  Vhion  loot,  «V»  j0„h  ,'or  full  pay. 
moot  Inaoriiatoly  „y  y,„rt  «,  ririisr&P.  lI„„,„,sta„,U,w  r™  „y 


ffocrotary,  Mr.  Insull,'  that  the  Direct* 


i'  the  Sun  bury  company  ' 


•ora  WIN#*  to  oocolio  to  any  fair  prop.ts.ttion  whioh  would  orialUu 
"mu:  to  (tot  «(y  aouoy  on  so.tothin,,  to  noprosont  it,  I  thrnh  ,j,„  ,,}(-■ 

alo.od.  iri  tho  host  way  or.  noiioahly.  sot, .linn  tho  ,„attoV.  - 
Vary  truly  yourn, 


[ENCLOSURE] 


ont.  H'-ih. 

To.  The  I  nr  i-  torn  of  th •>  Kdisoh  Kloctnc  Ill, 'bo.  of  ‘sun bury, 
sunbury,  •  henna,’ 

‘war  Sirs:-  - 


Ttofnrniw  to  ny  'l'nt'tor  to  tho  Prom  don't  of  th’o  sun— 
bury  Company  of  ov ’in  date,  I  msiT'o  tho  proposition  contained  m 
that  lot  tor  0:1  the  condition  that1  tho  stock  to  bo  received  by 
you  {an  promo  tors )  f’-op  tho  Kditfon  Klectrjn*  light  yo.  shall  bo 
allot  tod  to  no',  or  if  allotted,  transferred  to  /;  jo  in  proportion  ‘ 
to  the . amount1  of  stud  al lotted  to  me  by  r.ho  •  Compiuiy  1  n  settlement 
of  my  account  against  ’theta..  Kor  nxampl o,  if  it  takes  three 
tenths  {  10)  (after  increasing-  tho  stock)  dT  the  capital  stock  nf 
tho  Own  party  to  oriabl  o' them  to'  settle  my  claim,  the  amount  of  th'n 

Promoters  shares-, '1  am  to  rocoiVo'  in  addition,  shall  ho  throe  • 

a  '  ."_•••■ 

tenths  (  10)  of  the  total  anoun f  ’’of  shares  of  the  Sunbury  Company 
received  ’by  you  as  Pounders  from  tho  Bdisoji.  HI  octric  l  ight  Co  .  " 
under  your  arrangement  with  them. 

Very  truly  yotlivs, 


[ENCLOSURE] 


■J—  —  .  . . . __L  .. 

'  ('fcfcV  0C|  -|  O  . 

.Sops.  lath. 

Prank  H.  •  }ic;Oormick,  Kscp.'  President.  ' 

KUison  lO-octrii!  Xl'jiuaihiVtirii!  Co.  of  Kunbury, 
v/i Iliornsporc,  ■  Ponna. 

.  T’  ;t:i  anxious  that  the  indebtedness  of  your  Com]  j  any  to 
no  (aboiit  ISCriO'1.  )  should  ho  settled  forthwith.  T  bo/'  to  propose 
that  the  bnl  anoo  your  Treasury  ho  allotted  'to  mo 

in  part  payment  of  the  above  amount,  the  price  to  ho  alio wad  for 
said  stock  bom/*  the  par  val  tfo  of  the  shares.'  To  pay  for  tho 
balance  remaining  aft"r  that,,  your  Company  must'  'increase  thoir 
capital  stock  to  such  an  amount  iis  to  .pay' mo  .( in  stock )  for  sui£| 
balance,  '  ’  ' ' 

7  Ploaso  have  this  matter  brought  before  your  niroctors 
arid* acted  on. as  early  as  possible. 


Very  truly  y  ultra, 


/pyz-ocj'/  o 

spot,  lothiuan.  ;*  . 

,  iiu.stav'o  Soldon,  Bsq.  Jftipt.  .  ' 

'  "RUin'oh  Mac  hmo  "forks',"  - 

3  04  (ioorek  Street,  City. 

li'oar  Sir*-  ' 

It  is  vary  imf  ortunt,  that  I  shoalci  have  traciriifs  ol’  th«> 

100  light  Machine  anti  the  400  Unlit  Machine,  so  oa  to  onublo  no 
to  take  a  number,  of  blue  prints  of  sane  to1,  send  to  our  various 
.foreign  companies.  "  If  you"  can  oblige  mo  "by  gettuin  those  out  at 
the  earliest  possible  moment, '  1' *s3i Cli  o's't’e'iini  "it  a  favor. 

1  Very  truly  your s, 


Kindi ni!  that  sho  wiVo',' 


bo  road/  in  time  so  (tumble  you 
I'irst  iiiiso,  I  nous  u  wiromun  so 
Co  as  So  enable  us  so  dot  sui’i'ie 


so  take  advantage  oi‘  is  iii  sho  " 
dha'aol.in  so  stars  the  wiring  shore, 


1  was  very  much'  surjVisoii  and  domowhas  annoyed  as  rinding 
that  that  wiromatn£s£^ld  have 'boon  cons  buck  Vo  -hoy/  York  by  you 
without  Jfo.ur  communicating  with  mo  at  all'  iri  sho  master. 

In  order  that  v/o  may  .‘fax  some  lights  a  tarso.i  »«.  Nhnmokin 
at  tmi'oarliost  possible  date,  I  would  atrraifily  advise  that  y«Af 
send  to  Ssi’ribury  for  a  man  who  ro  doing  the  wiring  Vhoro  and1  have 
lam  wiYo‘  up  several  prominent  euildings  to  stars  sho  work.’ 

-  •  ft  13  only  a  master  or ’d  very  row  wooks  before  wo  v/ili 

bo  able  to.  supply  you  with  a  Very  touch  cKodpor  material  for  wire  • 
v/ork,  but  m  the  mean  tune  I  th‘i|rik' 'shat  yoifr  business  v/duld  sul’fer 
vory  much  ir  tho  station  waa  ’I'drtf  ik  ins  present  asuto  until  that 

'ory  truly  youra,. 

C Mi 


- matorial 


ready. 


If // 


lonclon,  Ohio. 


I  hav-j  your  lottor  or  September  •J?hj-'tfc»tari^aii  Spring” 
fAoltl,  Ohio,  and  in  reply  bog  to  say  t has  X  do'  not  at  all  approve 
or  r.  Stuart's  ideas  as  to  'how  a  city  should  bo  canvassed. 

J.r  you  canvass  a  city  ol‘  tho  si'na  ’of  Springfield  for  only  1.000 
lights,  if  th;*y  should  ever  '■/■•irlt  to  incrdass'  their  f.lant.it  ,'uuld 
necessitate  another  canvass,-  while  our  ■•resent  stvlo  of  doing  " 


isinoss  ■  ■iriablos  us  to 


)  tu.nioj'. o  a  d osi rod  increase  iri  th 
>?o  additional  expense,  '  ' 


It.  .will  therefore  ho  bettor  for  you  not  to ’adopt  Mr.  Stuart’ a 


T  should  like  vory  much  to  tak'o  n  trip  to  the  Cincinnati 
and  Louisville  Expositions  t«  sod  our  plants'  in  operation.  i  hour 
excellent  reports  from  all  quar'teVs ,  and  from  thorn  J  udps.  that  v/o  - 
arc  making  a  vory  find  show.  Unfortunately,  hoY/bvor,  1  am  so  .  . 
busy  "that  I  cannot  oven  run  into  tho  country  for  d-  tow  days  .to’  ■ 
roVuVoraoo.,  dot  withstanding  tho  fact  that  I  am  Vdi‘y  nearly 
“played  out’  with  hard  sort;.  '  I  hope,  hovov'or,  that  tho  Spell  'of 
cold  weather,  Y/hi  eh  wo  are'  'at  tlVo'  present  inoniorit'  en.loyingj  v/ill 
havo  a  bracing  of  foci  upon  my'  'coris't'i't’uti'oh  and  enable  mo  to  eng 


fS'fS-O^  r  // 


.A,  A.  Cowloa,  Esq.  Socty. 


10  Cliff  Stroot',  '  'city. 


I  hays  your  latter  uT  the  10th. 


.  Tho  price  named'  by  you.'for  tha  cabla  coons  very  hich'  ' 
.iiijootl.  Cannot  you-  possibly  malt o  it  for  ua  for  loss  than  4a  cto. 
»or 'pound?  Vo  dosiro  tho  cabl'd 'put  up  in  toils.  -Vo  order  by 


‘/dr/  'frilly  yours. 


trys-^-n  \ 


Kdpt .  11.-th,  iluaiJ.  . 


Kfjiaon  Co.  l’or  isolated  Jjii'htiiiRi 


RoforriDR  to  your  favor  of  yostorday’ s  duto,  it  is  V dry 
uncurtain  uhon  wo  8„an  ho  ablc  td  toko  in  hand  tho  chani’.in.;  >/or 
or  onci  -J"  me* . »f  Ihn  **•  13  •*«#**' 

,  ,oo  pu-la  . . «>|  “  * 

U-. ..n  it™  I'l-M”"'.  »»  »«*l  mMm  “nJ  bv  n“  ~  . 


.1.  K.  Uailoy,  i«sq. 

;«i  Avo  do-1*  Op  ora, 


nts-  -  H 


I  have' your  loiter  of  August  10th,  and  noco  what 
you- say  in  rof«n-onco  to  'an  International  Sociocy  in  London.' '  ‘ 

I  do  not  boliovo  that  your  sohoi.io  /ould  bo  l'onarbl'o'  Vn" 

•  that  place,  but  1  think  that  i-firis  might  do. 

!fn  roi’oronco  to  trio  diner  porn'ts  •  in  'your  lotcor,  t(a.-)or 
Baton  is  "writing  you,  OMbrueYrig  th'oin  'all.' 

VWyf  truly  yours, 


ttrs-oi w/ 


:;opt.  llth.  '  3 


:iot. a  i.mjr.iont ,  " 


form  taro  in  broehton,  Ji o.-ijixnii  tlu>  cost  of  aVmio  unitor  'S3  >0. 

I  - ilu  not  understand  v/haf  th'o  oi'l’oaris  are  which  you  as]; 
j .t  /<ju  shall  rot  urn.  ,  ; 

I  aJ  so  have  your  lot  for  of  :>optoinbor  1st,  onclosiritf  '  •« 
sliat'oli  sho-.yini’  tfio  diagonal.  of  indicators  and  sv/itchos  in  tha 
Jirochton  central  station.  . 

Very  truly  yours, • 


j 


it*  &  it 


..i./- ......  '  "  Rout.  13th.  3 

Mosers-.  3or(*i’jonn.  4  -Co. 

iat»a  Avoriuo  ij.  City,  -  .  ■ 

Doar;,Sivs:-  . 

.  .  ,  1 

■'7hon  can  you  supply  us  with  a  4  horse  power  motor' 

3  .. 

and  li  tJ  horse  po v/uv  motorJ%v.ith  connections  complete?  V/e  van t 

to  send  them' to  Hrockton. 

Very -truly  yodrs,’ 


/  f<P3- 

■r;\  •V;:’ 

Kept.  11th.. 

M.  S  .  Koith,  Ksq. 

•  v  • 

41  J.iborty  Stro.it, 

city. 

Doar  Kirs-  * 

"Ml  y<m  .ta*  loi  W«  .Kiii.an,,'  ,ur„<:u„„,  th, 
I  latinu  machine  .built  n>,  tiVo'}*icJi’inh  ■•tforji’s.  '  • 


Very  truly  yourjj  * 


I  -o  '!  '  // 


'  .  Sopt.  11th. 

•  "‘v;  _  ; :;5/  1  ’ ■  -S?"' 

(i,  V/.  Wilber,  Esq. 

;  Cjdrner  -Ith.  ft  Rodman  Sts. 

Kail  River,  Hass.  '  '  * 

'"'dear  'jSir'j'r  - 

'  '  '  I  enclose  /ou  herewith  wap  of  Kail  River,  and  I  have  . 

enclosed  in  a  rod  lino  trio  district  that 'I  want  you  to  canvass  fort 
first.  After  you  havo  canvasWod  this  d'istric't  y°u  can  go  ahoud 
with  tho  rest  of  tho  city,  but' 'i' iirau't  you  to  taka  in  a  lari’ or  aroa 
than  vis  Shown  on  this  map.  -T  "believe- tho  city  extends ‘considor- 
"'db’ly  further  South,  Worth  and-  East  than  is  recorded  on  the  en'clo's'od 
,  arid  if  you  consider  it  adVisaolo  to  go  further  v/ost,  1  want'  '/Ou 
to 'do  so.  I  cun  particularly  doairoU3  of  having  mis  canvas'#  tnado 
v/ith  all  possiblo  despatch,  arid  -.lioroforo  think  it  would  oe‘  bettor 
for  you  not  to  mako  it  iii  oo«J|^fona,  but  to  get'  it  out  on  shoots, 

'  which  ..y.p'u  . , can  work  up  oVary  ’riight  ’and  ediid.'ds  the  data  in-’thp 
.morning,  so  that  wo  can  go  riYjh't  h'He'ad  ‘with  ’the  map  as  this  infor- 
” mati'o'n  cdirids-  to  hand  and  have-  ‘i4t'  'complot'od  'by  the  tim'd  your  cuirivass 
^is'oil  sent  in.  I  trust  that  you  will  do  .everything  in  yoW  '."" 
'VoVdr  to  rush  this  through,  as  it  is  imperative  that  wo  ahd’ulti  ' 
Hdvo  'the .estimate  ready  by  the  '21st*'  After  the  map  is  completed 
it  hii^-.to  bo  sent  to  BrocVtori  for  tho  oloctricaT  determination 
to  bo  inado,  and  you  will  th’droiord.  soo  that  no  time  is  to  bo  lost 


in  forwarding  your  not on. 

Please. do  careful  in  mentioning  dwellings  to  give  fno 
class  and  if  you  como  across  an/ bridges  state  whether  they  are 
draw  bridgos  or  not.  •  <  •  i  «-.i 

.1  notice  in'ybur  carivddd  of  Ndticjt  t'rtat  in  some  places 
yo'ii  canvass  a  store  for  the  first  time  say  at  u,03  P.M.  or  iutor 
arid  mar*,  it  •'closed0.  It  would  ‘bo  well  for  you  to  find  out'  Xf  1 
th'o'.  store  closes  at  >i  P.Hw  or  if  it  remains  open  until  7  or  7.110* 


Iff  3-  ,  // 


Sopt.lltli. 


x...  roctU j.  fc  ui'  a  lottvn 


•r.  Andrui/s,  undo-' 
■fol  loyiuii  for  /uui' 


"T  iiopo  (Shut  iiurtii.iann  xa  pushxnr.  for.v.i./d  tliu  thro'.-  ui;i| 
icntora  Aliii1  tho  i  MMiiM  indicators,  also  tJiO'  double  l.iull)'  ov/iteji 
i'o-'  !!)'.-*.('•}  dynaico  ■.»]■!  loy  ft  t<ind<Vd  Volt  iifotoi*.  T.  shall  suuii  ini 
.-/aitinj!  for  tiio  oinporo  i.iytoi-M.v^u.'  v  Vrofo  .1  1  ot  tor  to  ;,r.  ularJ 
cone. :riii.ii|!  those  instivuiWuVs  /./aterday,'  lift'd  T  trust  that  Hr. 
manri  will  S'»-i  t3i.it  wy  dxroet'ion'W  'cuiicoViiinn  t'Jioiu  arc  u.iiviml  ouijw 

' . Mr.  Androva  at  t]io  r.ioioont  is  in  tho  pity,  and  v/ill  Vl'oulitljj: 

'  'J  080  e'al'J  u)  on  you  v/x.th  roforon&o-  to  tlto  abo/e.  -  ■  i%:; 

■X  have  this  do/- sent  to  liur»  Oscar  Voii  Millar,  eunuch,  ■!! 
••ayaria,  bill- of  3  -Millin'  'for  on-i  box  of  o3  bet.-'xeal  tea t or. i al  .shipped 
by.yoo  oil  tho  .5th.  ins t .  ay 

Very  truly  yours, 


^rl 


/rf  3  ■“)■// 

Kept.  11th.  '  3 

S»  R.  Bailey,  k»r.  . ' 

Oxford,  Oonn. 

Dear  Sir!-  •  , 

•  Your  favor  of  the  vt'b.  in'st.  came  to  hand  yesterday. 

.  .  ’fith  rotation  to  what  you:  havo  ;tu  say  aUuut  my  telephone, 
a31  tho  comment  T  can  naJ-o  on  th^s  is  that  you  are  ojitir.il/  in 
error;  T  ha vo  novor  tukon  advantage  o§  yours  or  anybody  nines' 
inventions  or  siiGriesfcions,.'  T  am  altogether  too  busy  to  consider 
any  matters  -outside  of  ny  own  inventions,  and  would  thorofoi’o 
uu£;f!nsl.  that  you  should  patent  your  ideas  and  >/o vk  than  out  yourebf 
self .  .  . 

Very  ’truly  yours, 


3  -OS-  I  2- 


.Sopt.  13th. 


.  Prank  H.  Mc.Cornuck,  tfsq.fl'rhst.  , 

/  Kdi'son  iSloct rib  liriiiinjih£it,’irifi  Co.  ox'  Sunbiiry, 

•/illiamaport,  Ponna. 

Dear 's*ir:~  .  •  .  ' 

x  hava  your  lofctor  j|  f  the  Sth,  .irist.  iti  ‘rofororieo'  ‘to 
"pl'ctuirif'  inauranco  on  tho  Sunbury  central  station. 

—  . .  'flio  vnjuo  of  tho  machinory,  tocothor  v/ith  tho  builVtinfi,  e 

•H's  aho'ut  SSJ,000.  ,  and- one -par  cont'  would  bo  a  l'air  rato  on  ar'i'sk"/ 
ol‘  this  charactor. 


Vo'ry  truly  your 


/ers 

Sopt.  12th.  9  • 

Philip  Richardson,  Esq. 

/  Box  3Ut>,  ’ 

v/oburii,  t-iuss. 

!T)o'ar  Sir:- 

I  hayo  your  favor  of  tho  10th.  irist,  and  in  roply  biSj?  ' 

.  I. 

to  .stato  that  ’wo-  hayo  chanf'dd  oriu  of  our  mchinoR  to  a  plating 
'  ...  1 
.machine  for  Mr  Koith'  for  jao't'ol'ur'B'iqal  purposes^  It  givos  «  2 

volts  pros sur.a  and  '13:>  arcip'oroo  of  'currant.' "  Th't  prieo  was  -'1,^00. 

Trusting  that  thia"!4fi’?  Kfivo  you  hJ  3  tho  information 

you  Voquiro’,  I  am, 


Very  truly  yours, 


\jg.  .  «op«.  lath.  • 

V/.  l).  Rich;'  iisq.  ,  .  '  .  : 

'  Hotel  Belmont,  '  ’ 

Brockton,  Mass.j  ‘  ’ 

‘Do'ar  Sir:’- *' 

"*’* "  T.  have  your  lot tor  of  the  10th.  mat,  and  in  rojiiy  ?" 

'■ ‘would  say  that  -I  do  not  understand  your  statement  that 'thor^i's 
no  m<|t‘arial  rit'  J.avvronco  to  conmbneo  work  'oq. 


.1  -  . 

‘  The  bedplate  and'  wash’o'rn  for  tJto  I  t  A  x  '1.1  onp.ino,  to- 

1 

gather  with  -washers  for  bolts'  'v/Hlcli  'wore  ordered  for  , the  tl  2  x  10 
lengind,  wont  forward  on  t'li'd '1UltV.'  The  bolts  and  pipes  for 
both  'onRltioG  want  forward,  ori  'if/to'.  Air  chamber  covering 

Was' Ifbrwardrid  on  tho  ;Wth.  and ‘'bolt's  for  the'  dynamos  on  tlxd  srifn'd 
‘da to J1 '  't'o's't'  ’lamps  ou  the  I47th,  uhd  v/ith,  one  or  twonoxcop'tiorfsfj1 '  *  ’ 
'■‘■'fhV ’’.engino’  room  and  motor  room  sundries'  have  all  boon  dospiit'ch'o'dV ' 

"'I  h’dyo.'fust  boon  notified  by  Messrs.  Babcock  fi..  Wilcox  that  th'a' 

■ .  1 

boiler  ,wri a  ahippod  jiew.moVni’rt'f','  arid  you  can  htfvo  the  Id  a  x  la 

affc. 

.ongino  anytiinoyythlo  wool:  by  notifying  Messrs,  Arming ton  H  Sims  to 


ship  it.  The  , steam  piping’  ‘sJwu’frf  yjo'  ‘forward  to-morrow. 

1  have  advisod  you  riftVff 'along  of  the  shipmont  of  this 
’mqfori'al,'  arid  T  shall)  be ' glad  to  know  if  any  of  it  has  noririiVfs‘tra'y, 
'"as  l'tf  jtTrat  c.riso  v/a  must  have  tracers  aont^ut  for  it  inrnidtri'eiltdlV.i’' '• 


.  you  have 
work. 


due tors. 
"Jackson  J, 
'Tav/ronoo 


I  shall  bo  iji.uU  to  know- if  thoro  is  anything  also  that 
liot  Vocolved  which  wi‘ll  ' j^rdvont' your 'tfo'ini.:  ahead  with  the 


As  requested,  T.  onclJso1  you  HoroV/ith  a  plan. of  the  I.av/- 


ation,  and  also  two*  'pV'x\^t's.;o£  'the  uridortt  round  conr 
You  will  recollect  that  .thbso  conduct  ora  sto).  at 
?tro6tj  those  beyond  that  showanf!  the  extension  v/hic'K ’’the'" 
V/oiapany  propose  to  majeo  lator  on, 

'  ”  Very  truly  tyours, 


/f£3.-o  <j 


‘Edison  El oo trie  light  Co. 

London,  E.  C.  England. 

Dour  Kirs;-  '  _ 

In  viow  of  the  imnroVrtiiont  in  tho  manufacture' and  tho 
increase  in  the  demand  for  1iu;i)js,  1  have  arranged  with  the  'J-'ainp" 

•“  Cotagaiiy  to  quoto  to  you  the  following  prico3  for  1  maps  ordorod" ist 
“lots'  of  10,000;- 

U  candlo  lamps..,. $  .40 
10  candlo  lamps.....  ,40 
10  candlo  lamps....  .00 

!ia  candlo  loops. '.7.  r.00 . 

00  candlo  lamps. . 1.00 

ioo  candlo  lanps. ...  T.ifo'  1 

If  ardors  aro  given  in  lots  of  20,000  lamps  and  upwards, 

'"wo'  will  ship  thorn  to  you  froo  on  board  in  tho  forts  of  London,'""' ' 
'  Jlristiql',  Liverpool,  Glasgow  or  any  othor  English  Port  to  whieK  ' 
shipping  ratoo  aro  not  higher  than  thor.o  to  tho  Port  of  London. 

’  You  vail  notice  in  tho  above  that  !W,  00  and  100  candlo 
i<*nps  aro  quoted  at  the' sisao  pri'cbfo  'as  thoso  rocdntly  billod  to 
you.  .  T/o  regret  very  much  oUr  iiiiibilxty  to  roduco  thoso  pneos, 


/ 

/but  find  it  imposaiblo  to  do  so,  act  the  lamps  roforrud  to  aro  of  a 
special  charaetor,  and  tho  demand  for  than  is  vory  limited,  and  the 
l  amp  Company  raaniifaeturos  than  at  a  loss.  As  "tho'  demand  increases 
and  tho  methods  of  manufacture  impr.oyo,  v/o  shall  no  doubt  bo  ablo 
to  quote  you  bettor  prices  on  those  lamps  also.  Those  quotations 
aro’  to  take  effect  -on  all  orders  sont  by  you  from  this  date,'  iSf  '  ' 
said  orders  aro  givon  in  lots  abovo  mentioned, 

Vory  truly  yours, 

. 

P.S.  Tf  you  are  prepared  to  order  »i  candle  lamps  in  lots  of 
10,000  or  upwards,  v/o  shall  bo  willinn  t«  supply  thorn  to  you  at'*-?'-' ■ 
thirty  fivo  (33)  conts  each,  anil  if  ordered  in  lots  of  2:1,000  and 
"upwards,  v/o  will  ship  thorn  to  you  froo  on  board  to  tho  Ports  oF 
'London,  Bristol,  Liverpool,  Glasgow  or  an;  othor  English  Port  'WT' 
'which  shipping  ratos  aro  not  higher  than  chose'  to  tho  Port  of  ' 
London.  .  .  . 


Deutsche  jidioon  Oosollschof t, 

U'i  J.oipziijar  Strasso, . 

llorlin,  Uormany.  . 

‘D'oar  Sirs;- 


Tn  vi on  or  tha  improvement  in  tho  manufacture  and'  the 
increase  in  tW  for  lamps,  X  have  arfangodvitli  the  I.amr. 

Compan-  6,°  you  tho  following  pries'  for  lamps  >brdci  rod  in 


-•-ots  of  ,10,’OQO:-  •  -  -  — 

P  oantllo  lamps, ...  S  ".'•SO"' " ' 
Id  oandlo  lamps.,,,'  ,d0 

10  candlo  lamps . ;30 

,  32  candlo  lamps.... .  ,00 
00  candlo  lamps.,..  1.00 
.  100  candid  lamps. *.^1,50 


If  ordors  aro  given  'in  'lot's  of  23,000'  l'anps  and  upwards,  ' 
wo  will  sjiip  thorn  to  you  f rdo  on  i  “board  in  tho  ports  of  Hamburg, 


Antworp  of  Oonoa. 


“'lamps 

"you. 


You  will  notion  in  tho  above  that  32.,  30  and  lb'0  'cantTio 
aro  quoted  at  tho  sumo  prices  as  those  recently  billed ’to  " 
.Wo  regret  vary  muelrour  inability  to  redded 'those  prions' 


/<A 


P'.S,  Tf  you  are  proparod  to  order  li  o audio  lamps  in  lots  of 
10,000  or. upwards,  v/o  shall  bo  willing  to  supply  thorn  to  you  at 
thirty  fivo  (35)  cants  ouch,  'and  if  brdarad  in  lots  of  Ml,  000  and  . 
upwards,  iro-  will  ship  thorn  to  'yoTTfraa  bn  board  to  tho  tort's  of 
"Hamburg,.  AntY/orp  or  Oanoa,  ... 


7 

#; 


/fi 3 


September  14th.. 


A.  ffchard,  lisq..  Frost, 

..  .  Socioto  (l*  Apparoiliaifo  Tfloctriquo,' 

Conova,  switstor  i  and. 

”l)’6ar  Xiv:- 

Hofomnc  to  m/  letters  of  the  10th.,  1  bop  to  'auf; 
nont  tho  prices  quoted  for  lampa  by  tho  following:- 

Tf-  you  WJlji  order 'from  us  lamps  in  lots  .'.f1  10,000, 
will  .gi'vo  ydiitho  ^followiUf’  pric'dri:-'  ' 

l>  cancllo  lamp’s.. 


10  candle  lamps. 

’  10  ’candle  lamps,' 
32  candle  lnmps. 
■50  candle  lamps, 
loci  ciin'dl  o  lm  ps. 


... 

...  ’.aa;; 

..  '  .00  •’  ;  . 

.,1.00 

;.  i.ho  ’  •  • 

’  ’  TT.f  you  RiVo  us  an  order  'for  25,000,  wo  will’  i?£vo  you 
further  lidvantaRa  of  dqiivoriJnj''  t'ho  lamps  frdo  oh  board  in'  tho 
•  Porta  oi;  Hamburg,  Antwerp’  oV'Jlfayre'’. ' 

’  Vorf'^riity  yours. 


’  P.S,  If  you  aro  proj/iirnd  ’lio  orrfar  'U^ candl o  lamps  in  lots  of 


Ai 


c2. 


Socioto  Elo'ctriquo  Edison, 
Paris,  p'rancct. 


/y?3  -it 


Root*.  Sirs:- 

In  vibw  of  tho  oV'oiifeliii* ’i-n'  "tKb mariul’ac'turo.  and  tho 
incroacq.in  tho  domand  for  J  havo  'arranjjod  '  vith-  tlio  l  amp 

Ooiiipany  to  quota  to  you  tho  following  prices  for  .lamps  ordorrfd'  in 
'  lots  of  10,000;- 

•  U  eondl  o  lainp3,....S  .-10 
l'i  candlo  lamps . 40 

'  3  o’  'candlo  lamps,’....  '"♦'SO  1  .  • 

» 

'  ,33  tfandl  o  lamps.  . 

.4.  50  candlo  lainpsV.'/. .  i.'Ott  ••  •••;• 

.  100  candlo  lamps, ,  .['"Ttfiid"'' 
it ' . orders,  aro  gi'von  in  loth  of  34,000  lamps  and  upwqrds,' 
wo-  vail'. 'ship  thorn,  to  you  fr.on  on  board  in  tho  Ports  of .  Hamburg,"'  ' 
"^Afit'worp  or  dorioa. 


’  fob  will  .notion  in  tKbabovo "that. 33 ,: "so  and  100  candlo 
lamps  arb  quoted  dt  tho  saino  pric’Sn'W-fKddd' roceritly  bill  pd  to 
you.  .  wq  rofjrot  vory  much  our' 'inability 'to  reduce  thnsqp.l^ricos, 


y  %y.:  ’• ' 

j$&„d'it  w-u.  »  1-  4  “  th”  J”"r‘s  *“  s'l“r  °  • 


.pa^al  uhoraotor,  and  thd  donidU  for  thorn  U  :vovy  lmitod,  ond. 
£h«  f  o  ip any  nMdnW'  «*>  »'  “  lv““/ 
iniroopor;  and  t>,  inothodn  of  ttiiiijifadtbrd  ’w”*.  wt  »>■“  no 
doubt  M  uhld  to  ,»U  X»  »*«¥«“  u,i  U”““  *«*>•  “**“.• 
ffidod  'i[„otattiuns  ,rd  *»  •  (*•>  ofrott  od  all  ordorn  <*  >1  »*• 

.Hi!  a  d.to,  ,f  otmi  ordoro  or-  «.W»  >.  lota 


Vory  truly  youra, 


»\s.  Tr  you  nro  proparort  to  ortior  u  cami!o  lfjnps  in  3ot3  oi 
10,  pop.  or  .upwards,'  wd  .shall  bo  Y/il,^fjfl  to  supply  than  to  you  at 
thirty  five  {MSS) 
upward  a,,. :  • 

.1  (onibu rf>,‘'  An t  v/orp  or  Gonoa. 


OJich,  urfd'  jttT  or  do  rod  in  lota  of  iJ:>,000  and' 
i  v/ill  ship  than'  t’o'you  “froo  on  board  to  tho  f'orta  of 


■!  -  Sopt.  lath.  3 

P.  «.  Shaw,  Hs.1. 

'Villi  omsport,  Ponna. 

Deal*  Sir;-  ■ 

•  i  bon  to  aclmov/lotii'e  reooxpt  of  . your  favor  of  th'o‘  iJth‘. 

mat,  and  roRret  to  state  that  it  \fas  no.cossury  for  us  to  obtain  a 
now  ddtormnntinn  of  nollofontd,'  'and'  Vo  v/oro  u'onso^uon  r.lAT  unablo 
to  forward  you  tho  estimate  o‘rf  "Saturday  ‘as  pram  nod  in  the  prev- 


'  1  will  sond  you  ostimatos  of  Williamsport  to-mo'rrow  "  ' 

morning  [for  1'JOO  and  MOO  light  a. 

'  '  1  '  In  roforonco  to  Oil  Ulty,  I  prosumo  you  are  aware  that 

wo  have  as  yet  made  no  canvass  of  that  place.  X  suppose,  howovrir, 
you  will  notify  us- when  you  want  Vlas  donoV 


riil’y  yours, 


.  ,  Kept.  lath.  3  . 

Major  3.  a.  Baton, 

'  ‘  ’ j  £ftsity.  > 
fioar  Sir:- 

I  ®i  in  receipt  ofti  'rat't^y  ^rcffrf 'Mo'ssrs.  i  Harris  >:  :• 

Robinson,  .under  data  of  Soptbirfbor  lltK. askirin  us  to  make  a  can-. 
vans  of  Morv/alk,  South  Morv/allf'driU'  V/u  t  or  bury,  and  shaW  bo  i?lad  to 
know  "i'f  '.vq  have  your  authority  to  ro  ahead  and  do  tJi:o  wort:'?' 

Yours  truly,  ' . 


•  ir83'OCj 

sopt.  12th. 

A,  A.  coy/Ioo,  Rsq.  Rooty. 

'  -19  Cliff  Strodfc',1  ‘  "City'.'  ’■ 

Doar'sipj- 

t  bon  to  acknov/lodiio  'r'dlscipt'  df  "your  'favor  of  tho  lltfi.. 
inst'^  in  roforonco  to  triplo  covnro'd  v/iro,  and  v/ill  send  you  th  i 
aasipl'o  that -you  aaj;  for.  in  a  day  or  so. 


’/ary  truly  y 


/<P<P3 '  ^7  -/o2 

’  •  3 -1th.  •  ft 

Y/.  If.  Douty,  Esq.  frost.  '' 

'v '  .  ,  Shanokin,  P’enna.  . 

'  Hoar  Sjir:- 

I  wired  you  this  afternoon  that  yb‘i i  should  order "  ttirbuph 
tho  Edison  Kloctric  I:inht'  Company,  'TSSO  land's  of  ton  candles  each 
to  start  on.  '  ■  • 

In  order  to  oxplaln  ;£o*  jAfa' 'W  'VtfnWri  for  sending  this 
;fcoJ  ORrara,  T  would  say  that  'tTfS'YeSapa  have  to  Bo-or'dorod  through  "" 
'the  -VfRht Company,  as  tho  Edison  Lamp  Factory  cannot  recognise* ; '  - 
"'orfi'ors  unless  they  aro  rocoivcid  through  that  'company.'  ;  — 


Vory- truly  y 


irP3-oy,  /  3 


.  .  sept.  lath.  -a 

!',  H,  Upton,  bsq. 

Harrison,  M,  .1. 

Dear  Hir:- 

T  hoc  to  acknowledge  receipt  of  your  postal  card  of  the 
12th,  inst,  and  in  reply  v/oulil  say  that  Mr.  Edison  i»  f.joing  to 
Shamokin  on  Monday,  tho  17th.  prox. 

Vory  truly  ./ours, 


fttz 


7 


Sopt.  13th. 


ikit.ol  i Ml) none, 


Hpoo);tun,  iiasa. 

Do  hi*  Hir;— 

In  vofOi'onco  to  yo.ir  sovorul  eu:.u:,ani  cut  ions  rocoivort 
t!la  lMt  *'0  /  l  rot;  rot  U.  3uy  that  Mr.  InouJl,  /ho  has 

t!  .>r.o  .in torn  in  H  um,  in  at  thn  t vonont  nouont  ill  and  confmod 
to  his  botl.  l(o  trill,  hov/ovnr,  lio  in  th.)  office  apsiin  to-nurrov/ 
or  next  tiny,  v/hon  ho  will  son'll  yo.i  fclv-t  necessary  anov/ora. 

7  havo  your  lot  tor  or  tbvilay*  a  rlato  nivinw  Sho  sisso'  or 
tho  coils  for  the  regulator  diia'ijjnotl  b/  you  unit  havo  roforroU  u 

copy i of  it  to  Horr.Miinn  ft  n«.  - 


/ffi-O'J  -/t/ 


Sent. 


V/.  n,  Rich,  Kb«1. 

Jiiit.oj.  liolraont, 
Brock  ton, 

noar  Sir:- 

T  ham  you-.vl.itt.-, 
aay  that  tho  part, a  of 
viill  bo  sent.  ;,-o,i  immediately, 
caused  by  the,  "ujjorintondont 
what  ;c 


of  Sops.  and  in  roj.l would 

dynamo  which  wore  lost  in  transit 
'iho  delay  in  sondiwj  those  v/as 
of  tho  hachino  "torts  not  understanding 


“*  hy  T  1>«»  -/our  ofcotch  and  ho**,-., 

understands  what  it  j3  that  you  want 

■m  „  .,ii  «»«,  i.io™„ 

on  SWM  «  itroclrtort  So  John  n„,  =„v„  ^ 

0  '  V  hnv  . 

T  '-onirtio  in  ,'oron>noo  to  )..„,,-oh„  o,  ,  raw  1 

1  SU,’I°  ■'U-‘  ‘:a'!  stwt  0,1  'ran.Iny  1,.,  ornct  tho  iioilo,-. 

1  to! on  1001,1,0,1  rara.nol  fu  . 

oono  MO  .  **Uoato  shippim  pnoolpt  f,„.  „,,,  ^  M 

1  B“‘  1  "U1  “«■»  **  *-  «•'  ™.i  ion  ora, 

“W  ****  “  fon  tho  MoiiiW 

movihln,,,  is  ,l„o,i  not  U1  t,,,, 

I  ~U  onto  'loo,„-k.  ,  Slar,  ln  t„  !. 

tho  .top  Mvonoi,  thoi,  1|  g  *  «,lle|W  k„  it  ram, hi  tub  pri- 


-  A . 


Vjict  Jav/ronco  motors  wont  forward  yost onlay,  and  't  thin): 


tho  irochton  Motors  woro  shiin.od  at  tho  oumo  tiroo,  in  any  ovonfc 
yon  will  vncoivn  thorn  in  a  day  «>»*  two. 

Proijjht  bills  caiao  to  hand  “O.JJ." 


/ 


J.  !’»  Campbell,  Uaq. 

Wil3.innaj.Hjri.,  Parma. 


Ropt. 


X  havo  your  loUor  of  tho  l.-'.th.  inst,,  and  forward od  to 
you  yesterday  morning  another  chart  of  Williamsport. 

Tn  reference  to  the  Williamsport  Romp  any  securing 'tKonr- 
'solves  «hn  necessary  uoniSossions  to  erect  polos  on  private  prbpcir- 
’ty,-  1  would  atato  that  wo  much  prefer  to  obtain  those  pornit'sTpijr- 
ho3vo3,  but  if  the  Williamsport,  Company  desire  that  wo  shall  allow 
thorn  tonobt ain  tho  vomits,  wn  will  do  so,  but  simply  stipsilato- 
that  pur  bid  for  tho  stroot  installation  v/il3  %3y  hold  good 
providing  tho  concessions  are'  obtained  in  accordance  with  tho  linos 
shown • on  our  exhibits. 


P.nclosod  find  chock  ^^fbqr  50  for  S50. 


Very  truly  yours, 


covor  your 


7 


Hour  fi'ir:- 

T  a'tt  infon.iod  b /  a  . 
Itousn,  fSiinaro,  that,  t;ho 


unaaaro  of  than  foot.,  and  X  ,r 
nay  h'avn  tho  nnttor  corrncto.l. 


la-tan,  who  bonrdoi 

3tal2oil  in  that  b- 


l-rasutno  that  you 
■h.ts  lot  tor  in  or. 


/■%F3-.o  ff  <■/■>+ 


fJojit.  14th.  3 


T total  Hefraont, 

Prod,  ton,  Has 


'70  have  tho  pi oasurn  to  ac ]; nov/1  edge  yon*  favor  of  tho 
titli.  inst,  which  would  sUVo  bo. in  ropliod  to  oarlior  but  for  cir¬ 
cumstances  which  havo  interfered  to  prevent  this  bo  inf;  done. 

AUTOMATIC  tSECUJi ATOM.  ’7o  do  not  boliovo  at  all  in  tho 
uso  of  automatic  regulators  in  coritr.il  stations  -ii.tlst  tho  regula¬ 
tor  in  in  such  a  condition.  In  our  or.ininotha  automatic  rogulator 
in  a  nocossary  ovil  in  isolated  plants  whore  there  is  groat  var¬ 
iation  number  of  lamps  on  at  any  ono  time  and  tho  variations  in 
spporl.  noth  those  difficulties  are  eomparitivolv  overcome  in 
our  .central  stations,  and  T  much  prefer  hand  regulation.  with 
relation  'to  tho  hand  regulator,  f  enclose  you  herewith  a  sketch 
which  will  show  you  tho  mtJiod  in  which  Mr.  Andrews  conrnctod  ui.  tin 
regulator  a t  fthamokxn,  whore  tin  same  blunder  had  ‘been  nado  in 
this  conn oc tion  an  tho  one  you  now  have.  You  probably  can  sot  it 
right  by  pursuing  the  same  course  as  Mr.  Andrews  did.  '  . 

With  relation  to  men,  if  you  find  it  chonpor  and  more 
economical  to  uso  wiromon,  you  can  of  courno  have  than.  ‘.That  v;e  ' 
to  do  is  to  havd^.t ho  work  dono  as  woll  and  as  economical  as 


)  ?S3-  *c/ '  ' 


T)u>  connections,  such  as  designort  by  Mr.  Johnson,  havo 
boon  ordered  for  you  and  will  bo  shippod  immodiatuly  thoy  are  ro 
7itJ>  isolation  to  the  switchos,  v/o  enclose  you  horowith 
’,v"Jf;h  skotch  arrangement  of  the  sr.at.ion  at  HJwaaoJtin 

All  roforonco  in  lot tors  writ ton  you  havo  boon  partly  based  on 
the  mot  hod  pursued  at  Shamakin, 

vili  you  ploaso  son  if  you  havo  switches  to  answer  for 
t.ho  vorj;  at  i;roc):t,on,  fo] 3 owing  generally  on  tho  same  character  o 
v/ork  as  that,  done  at  SharaoXAn,  and  a  knowledge  of  which  tho  on- 
olosod  sketches  will  give  you?  If  you  have  not  wo  will  order  am 
stitches  as  you  may  intimate  as  being  Vorjiisito.  Tt  is  our  im¬ 
pression,  howovor,  that  you  have  all  t.ho  switches,  and  in  fact 
soYoral  over,  except  possibly  sovrtral  plug  switchos  for-  cutting 
tho  hank  of  resistance  in  and  but. 

w’°  roforonco  in  our  lot  tor  of  t.ho  Oth.  Sfc^aunbury  was 
error,  fJhamokin  should  havo  boon  montionod,  as  tho  .criticism 
on  switchos  required  by  you  was  basod  on  what  had  boon  found  to  ;‘: 
suit  thci  purpose  at  Hhamokin. 


rinclosuro. 


/  /  V- 


1  total  rsolnont, 

noav  r:.i  v;— 

This  will  introduce  to  you  ' in  .1  ohnsoii,  v/hon  \/o  aro 
sondinn  to  hnakton  to  ta):n  cJiarCo  of  the  wiring  of  houses  under 
youv  direction.  d.-nirn  that  r.  .Johnson  shoul.l  viro  onough 
housoo  to  maj.o  a  shov/inc  on  at  r.hri  start,  and  if  ]i.i  roquiros  any 
assistance,  that  ho  shawl  il  obtain  it  locally,  -subject  to  your 


•Oion  X  cot  to  ohamokiri,  ,X  .'will  chooso  a  .local  iaan,  who 
j  to  bo  taw/;' it  our  Method  of  w .trine.  Yo.,  will  of  course  son  that 

’•  Johnson  follows  out  jjonorally  the  plans  laid  Sunbdry, 

■  th  relation  to  inside  wire  v/or);. 

'fours  truly, 


/ 


/  (9  ^  '  .  /t/ 


S®J*.  14th. 


!'.  J.  'Spracuo,  Esq. 

Hot ol  Holrnont, 

Brockton,  Maas. 

Dear  si'rt- 


l1!  oasn  impress  upon  Mr.  .lonk’ s 
out  in  any  customora  tho  total  of  whoso  l;u>v. 
at  least  two  hours  ana  thirty  winUtos  avora<| 
Tf  ho  is  foin.;  to  cut  in  any  ono  •■who  vmt,s  th 
vail  simply  ho  a  coumorcial  failure. 


fact  that  wo  must'  not 
i  will  not  jjivo  us 
i  for  H00  days. 

•Ujjht,  tho  station 


Th..  maximum  »#»  or  lights  that  a  port,  over  burns  «. 
ooy  m  MM,  l»M  by  tho  total  im  hoars  in  r,00  days  should 
nivo  not  loss  than  *»  hours  par  1,„.  or  oourso  a  party  may 
hn/o  oO  lamps  soar,  no  tab,  but  never  have  more  than  10  liphtod;  ir 
that  Is  the  maximum,  then  those  are  tho  lamps  to  be  eouotoa. 

Ho  you  soo  tho  point?  . 


four's  truly, 


/frs-o 


Sopt.  15  th. 

0.  P.  Jov/roy,  Esq, 

•1  Kroud  fit-root,  '  Oity. 

My  iloar  s.;r.  Jov/royt- 

T  onoloso  your  ]iorov/ith  cupios  of  lottors 
Sir  'John  Lubbock  anil  Thooduro  r/atorhoaso,  in  roforoncd  to  tho 
fusion  of  tho  Kdia*n  and  .Wan  dompnniois  in  England. 

Vary  truly  yours, 


Encloai 


U/3-OJ-/5 


A.  A.  Co  .'lor;,  Kr.q. 

10  01 i rr 

!)o ar  Sirj- 

J.n  reply 

that  T  will  upon): 

Itoj'ardinr! 

a 

'that,  plain  uniform  c 
polo"  pattern,  end 
will  ;aav/3r. 


Hoot.  l->th,  r? 


Sooty, 


to  your  fis/v/v  of  Soptanbdr  l-'Jth. ,  I  ho;;  to  say 
>  .  r.  J.imo/jX  in  rof oronco  to  tho  cost  of  tape, 
cotton  fo-  outside  v/rappinr,  T  afron  y/i'ttf  ' you 
solo*-  v/xll'iooJc  ::mch  but tor  than  tho  "barlioV" 
vo  j-lrtd  if  you  will  choose  sinithinj-  tha 

/Vnry  -truly  yours, 


t?83>  '0<j  ,  ry 


«opt.-  17th,  lijfja. 


!>.  Wunoi,  Esq.  "  - 

n,  i.ioXj  ar;nt 


I  ha/o  yo..r  f;\vov  of  Mvo  1‘lth.  Inst,  in  reference  to 
tho  brushes  on  tho  -too  lir:h  (i  rtynruioft. 

At  tho  loulsviiln  Ihirwimm  Vto  haVO  Iot.M.,0,,  W 

olia’5  °r  Mm  «*  uri-.-.t  o,„i,,  *  „„  tf#-. 

Kum  ™  0,00t  1  “  infornot!  tint  thug  HWm 

V/O.-A  :,,ma  fit it] y  and  hd  ddimatator  polish,,:;.  Mo  ov.i.o  all  out' 
tests  v/i  th  tho  brushes  you  have. 

Tt  Ml  bn  lMpracti'cablo  to  uso  a  sot  of 
on  tho  *ir  nachino.  Tho  -T.-  bftidh  is  sol, loro,!  «„  t„„w, 

'"“1°  ''r  "msh  ”  tnoToblo  in  a  oho.-tw  though  which  is  faston- 

o<l  to  tho  brush-hol qor.  ......... 


Very  truly  y< 


//f'3- 'Q 


Soj  t.  17th.  3 


<i.  V/.  r/ilbor,  K.'jij, 

Ooruor  4th.  "■  Oilman  Sts. 
■■'all  r-iivor,  ilas.-i. 

Do dr  Sir 


yoifr  favor  of  t)i-»  Hitli.  inst,  it  vuul'd  ho 
ua  a  sj.ocial  rov.v.rt  on  Kail  !?ivor. 


-Sov.t,  I'.'th.  a 

Messrs,  Harris  a  Robinson, 

Room  2,  Trust  r;o’  s  building, 

Hartford,  GOnn. 

Dear  Sira:-  ,  _ 

Referring  to  your  letter  oi'  tho  lath.  inst. ,  I  bop  to 
Gay  that  wo  moan  by  "House  J.ir-hts*  tho  number  of  lights  used  in 
a' house.  It  is  impossible  for  a  canvacsor  to  pot  into  a  house  an* 
find  out  ho v/  many  liphts  aro  burning,  but  by  deciding  tho  character 
of  tho  house  he  can  make  a  very  accurate  estimate. 

T  send  you  under  author  cover  duplicate  maps,  of  Hart¬ 
ford,  Danbury  and  .Southington,'  ulso  tha  Isolated  plant  books  you 
asked  for,  ’ " 

In  reference  to  estimates,  wo  have  ho  available  copies  at 
the inome'nt  which  wo  could  send  to  you,  and  v/o  are  so  pressed  with" 
"v/ork  that  it  would  be  impossible  for  us  to  pot  them  done  at  once, 

I  will,  however,  send  you  copies  as  soon  as  I  can  pet  some  made, 

. .  Very  truly  yours,  ' 


(?%3'Oci- tf 

> 

US  Fiintllii  ifecCTira®, 

)lov  Turk,  Kept.  lfJth.  liilja. 

b’,  ••Jaijkdhzio,  Knq. 

-  ■  \  .  ■  -  .. 

v-ivo  Tim'd  TdloRVarth'  Cfij,  ' ‘ ‘ : 
Tempi o  flours, 
f>  •«6oJuaan'.1s«i*i>ot,  City. 


Hoar  :sivj- 


Tn  < 


•  (rfUt-£>JWu<(7, 

resequence  of  .  t.J-in'ismaatytf  n 


>(’  my  business, 

untl  hiv.iy  tliiiins  that  1  :u:,  iirtorootod  y,,  fr^ul'd  j  ikq 
al'!l  'interest  in  y 


r 

•  ronsm-wor  for  Flnr-laml^o: 


>  surrender 

11  your  roimbursihfi 
ind  any  amount  that  -T  may  have  incurred  up  t,o  Shis  writing  in  "' ' 
connection  v/ith  said  invention,  t  ivi  eomnnilod 
course,  ov/inr;  to  my  time  being  so' fully!  c 

is  impossible  for  mo  to  deal  With  the  .  • 

W1*’.n  Cfl'3  matter  in  a  manner  satis¬ 
factory  either  to  you  or  myself.  :  ' 


take  this'  " 
oecupiod,  that  I  fool  ii 


very  truly  yours, 


/S?3 ■<*•]. 

Sept.  ItJth.  '  3 

S»  B»  Raton,"  Rsq, Prost.  ,  .  • 

.  Rd'inon  Rloetrip  light  (Jo, 

City! 

Hoar  $ir:-  .  .  i 

T  am  in  receipt  of- a  lottor  from  Mr.  Batchelor,  srirrTf'V'  j 

borj  to  submit  to  you  tho  following  extracts  for  tho  bofoct  Roporf 

"Th°*0"  dynamos  all  cane  to  Milan  without  having1 ;thtf | 

-bearing  nine  on  of  tho  shafts,  tnllov/oil.  Thoy  worn  .wjtappoii  v/ith . .  '  •  ; 

paper  and  ,'th'on  outside  of  this  was  sumo  tallow,  'but  not  'inside'.  ' 

-Tho  aoa  air  so  rusted  thorn  that  it  .‘tools  over  two  months !  to  got  .j 
.  •thorn  to  .run  v/ithout  'hoatln'g.  '  '(‘h'by  o'uwhi;  to  tallow  them  wrill  and  j 

af forwards  wrap  than  with  a  piocVof  fblt  that  has  boen  dippod 

into"  mol' tod  taJ  low., .  *  . . --V 

At,ia.j-n,K.ton,  Mnginon.  Tho  Arming  ton  engines  oaincinbt’ont“i- 
roiy  ’fogethor  and  thorn  worn  no  marks  to  toll  which  nioco  boio^god' 

"  to  each  engine."  •  .  . 

■’.iCTamgs.  Under  tho  cOmmuta'iibr  ;bars.'we  Jiavo  always  put 
j  apahnod  paper  'instead  of  niioa  in '  tho  rimall  sixes  of  dynamos.  • 


I  find  that,  in  many  canon  this  pa'rior  is  carbbmixed  and  sbmotimon 
o.Y.on  we  havo  noticed  no  tiling'  wrong  with  tho  machine  particularly. 


/f  *3-.  ©?-/.** 

Snnt,  With.  .  a 

Vi  J.  St.r.lfjuo,  Rnq. 

JtotoJ  HoDmont, 

brock ton,  i.inas. 

lin  cion  Oft  plonno  fihrl  irfap  of  Kouthinijtonj  which  roqiuiroo 
an  o3 ocyrical  dotoimi  nation,  aceorrtinf;  .to  tho  rod  linos.  Tt  is 
to  bo  all  polo  linos.  *  •  •• 

Tours  truly, 

"r-.fU,.!? 


/f83'  0  y  -  ■/? 


Sopt,  lutll.  ltiijfl, 

Ouotavo  Roldan,  Esq,  Hunt. 

lf>i  Ooorck  Htroot,  City, 


1  am  in  rocoipt  of  a  lot tor  from  W.  Uatehtilor "in  which 
ho  says 'that,  the  “0*  dynamos  all  a^rivod  at.-Milan  without  having'  . 
tho  boa-inns  placos  of  tho  shafts  tallowod.  Ho  says,  thoy  v/oro 
wapi.od  with  pap  or  and  out  sid  a  of  this  was  sumo  tallow,  but  not. 
insido,  Tho  soa  air  so  rustod  *EKam  that  ho  says  it  took  him 
ovor  two  to  got  thorn  to  run  without  hunting.  Ho  says  that'  wfth 
tho  noxt  ohijmont  you  ought  to  tallow  thorn  wall  and  of torwar'ds  ' 
vh-ap  thoi.:  with  a  pioco  of  fait  that  has  boon-  dippod  iii  indltod'' 


'  •  jX73'0<) 

Sent.  lUth.  3 

Messrs.  Arininr.ton  #  Siran, 

TrovifJonoo,  H.  X. 

near  Sirs: 

•  X  an  in  receipt  of  a  lot  tor  fron  :,tr.  MatchoU  or  in  which 
lm  states'  that  thtf  Arnurifiton  owjino  arrived  ’£&  Milan  not  ohtiroly 
together  and  thorn  wore  rib  hidirlis  to  toll  which  pioco  bolungod  to 
oach  onfilno, 

v/ilj  you  kindly  have  THus  matter  adjusted  in  future, 
and  obligd, 

■7 


Kopt.  ltith.  .  3 

Socioto  Xloctviquo  Rfiison, 

Pavia,  Prahao, 

Doar  Hirs:.- 

T  bog  to  acJvriovfrq'fl(jd  rocoipt  of  your,  favor  of  tlio 
■'Jlst.  August  in  reference  to  oldctric  railway.  '  In  roply  I  would 
aay  that  it  is  impossible  for  iritf  "to  'take  this  matter  up,  as  I  have 
too  much  •vork  on  eloctrio  light,  husinosn, . 

Things  aro  "booming”  hero  in  villago  and  city  plant's.'"" 
Very  truly  yours, 


Iff  3'‘7 

sopt.  ao'th. 


v/oovoro  National  Hotel, 

•Shamokin,  1  l  nn>vi. 

My'  Hoar  Kdison:- 

lf“ur  telegram  name  to  hand  asking  for  chemicals.,  ’ 
motors,  scales  *c.,  amt  the  various  articles  enumorat’eVl  have  boon 
shipped.  Tho  motors  wore  kept  back  purposely;  t)io  rnst  of  tho  ' 
art i cl oo  should  have  boon  shipped  but  for  a  blunder,  v/hich  I 
suppose. T  must  toko  tho  'credit  for. 


Sol ri an  started  to  tori t  tho  "MOT  light  maphino  yesterday, 
but  found  a  cross  in  tho  oiwitMrt,'  and  v/hon  X  loft  tho  V/o.rks  this 
morrii,nti  this  trouble  had  not  boon  fixed,  but  ho  promiaos  to  lot  • 
mo  hayd  n  report  on  a  partial  tost  this  afternoon,  but  up  to'  this 
Y/ritihg  it  has  not  yet  come  to  hand.  As  soon-,  as  X  got  it  I'  V/ill 
so'ntl  it  to  you. . 


,  X  sow  'Odilon  to-day  in  refer  once  to  the  cable,  and  ho  • 
says  it  is  impossible  t..‘  state  exactly  when  they  erin  dolivor  aomo 
of  it,  and.  as  it -is. a  nw/  .'thing  ho  ds  .depending  dntiroly  upon  tho 
factory. as  to  v/hon  it  "will  bd'^uvddd  outV'  tf.it  w.ia  an  article 
o'f  ordinary  manufacture  ho  could  name  a  time,  .  biit.  says.  ho  Will 
.  pusTf  'i’t  through  as  quickly  as  possible/  '  '  .  .  —  . 


I  was  in  tho  contra]  station  to-day  and  (thinnoc);  was 
trying  a. pain  of  tho  now  brush  os.  T)>  o'-o  was.  quits.  sumo  Ji6at  from 
thorn,  and  onb  brush  had  got  burned  very  badly  indnod. .  v/hon  T 
lof t,  hov/ovor,  tho  brushes  'worn  Writing  a  lit'tlo  bnttor,  and  ho 
-  was  carrying  000  or  700  lights  Sn  'tli'o  bruiihos  from  tho.. district .  and 
not  from  tho  tost'  lamps  upstairs.; 

T  had  a  man  in  hero  to-day  from.  Pi tchburg,  Mass.  ltd 
rUn3  tho  Thomsorn-tiauston  buainons  and  wpnts  to  got  up-  Edison'' 
OompiSnios. in  about  ton  towns.  Ho  cams  on  hero  at  tho  suggostion 
of"  Kir.is,  ;and  T.  think  that  v/hon  you  got  to  nVocict'o'n  noxt  week  -you 
can  nio)to  a  "dicker'’  with  him.  '  t  .airi:td'So'o  hihi  to-niorrow  again, 
ho  £s..,ono..of  those  real  l.ivo  folloV/s',' ’and  hd  would  havo  closed  a 
contract  with  w  on  tho  spot,  -  ^r'c'durso  such ’diffioultios  an 
torwa  ;hd  ha's  got  to  bo  talkod' 'i'rit'o.  ,  •  '  . 

X  hojiO  you  are  enjoying  tho .  bad"griib*  .  'dud  tho  "tY/ofor'd." 

1  will  go  .  to  ilolmonico*  s  to-night  and  dat  a  doubio  sizod  diriridri'" 
so  that  you  can  imagino  .you  Jmvo  had  pant  bf  it.  ... 

I  one loan  you  tho  latest'  emanation  of  tho  Engiriooririg 

tiopaft'mdrit.  Itvi'o.o  most'  bdautifUl^^ioco" of  b']uo  printing',  and 

v/ill  no  doubt  go  a  long- .v/ay  'towards  .'ch'odririg  yoii  on  in  your 


/??£-&}  AO 


Sop't,  JOth.lUIJ,'!. 

Thomas.  A.  Alison,  Kcq. 

'  'lo.vrorr,  National  lit.,  to], 

•Shnmokin,  •  1‘onna! 

lly  iioav  .'-Mi  son:— 

■"j-ikso  v/rxt,in;>  to  you  this  afternoon  T  have  noon 
.So  1<1  an,  ami  ho  nay  a  that  ho  litis  tostorl  tho  HOo  light  machine. 

Ho  ran  .tho  armature  at-  lion  rovoliit ions  .and  got  .?.rtO  amperes  out 
of  it  at  11-J  volts.  Tho  armature  Was  uorfootly  cool  at  tho  timo 
ho  loft  tho  shop  to-  co) no  un  to  son  mo,nml%\o  machine  hart  boon 
running  ;1*2  hours.  ho  damn  highly  olatorl  over  tho  vosuit  of 
tho  tosi',  an  ho  says  it  has  oorao  out  oxaoily  in  •aaoorrtanetf  with 

his  osculations.  . 

'  '  "XoIXrs  ’vo^'t.vhly,  " 


/FF3  -otj 


‘.Hotol  bclmont , 

Hvockt-n,  Hnss. 

boar  «ir:- 

Youv  two  vory  3  one  thy  lottors  of  tho  l‘Jth.  and  20th.' 
caiio  dyly  to  hand.  -jfc 

.  •  .  yiphrVflidtiQu  -  to. 'tho  oxtm  tubes  tlosirddo to  bo  laid  by 

Mr.  Garrison  in'  glaco  of  the  polo "finon  propo'sod  to  bo  put  up  and 
provided  for  ii.i’hio  contract  with’iao,  T.  have  under  instruction!! 
froni  C[r.  book’s,  -ordered  tho  Tube  Company  to  lay  2(Jt)0  foot  of  .tUbas 
in  Wuch ’strop ta  as  Mr.  Jonhs  limy  indicate.  I  have  also  ordorod 
f  fCrni  „:?r.  .Kryflsi-,'  at  tho  ins  tone  •>  of  hr.  Jonks,  30  lengths  or’tW 
wtro  sofyico.  tub'os  fur. use  at'  Jtrookton.  X  lindosstand  that  thoso 
•v/oro -ord'oro’d  on  your  sucffosf ion.  In  your  letter  of  tho  2oth. 

you  says  it  is  dosirablo  to  uso  cibstly  th'ro'q  v/irc  service,  but 
inasmuch  as  tho  ordor'has  bo<Sri'”'i?facod  foi*  two  wire  sorvico  it  is 
imposoib.lo  to  cancel,  it  v/itHouf  Vorisidornblo  loss  -to  tho  Tube  Co. 
or  tfn '(iarrison. .  I  thin);  tho  matt  or  had  hotter  stand  as  it  "is" 
*at':i;ho’.  present  timo,  namely,  to  use  two  v/iro  sorvico  as  much  as"' 
posai'filo. 

\  -  i«hp  connections  doviuod  by  Hr.  J ohn soil.:) jay o  boon  oVdoVod 
from  'fiorcmanh  fi  Co.  and  yil^^q 'sent'  forward"  '^  you  as  quickly  as 


/$S3-° 7  -.2/ 


The  Pood.e.r  sal 


.j'a.ty 


catches  have  also  boon  ordon 


,  you  and  those  will  bo  forwarjted  as  quickly  as  they* are  turned  out. 
Tho^3witch.os  asked  for  in  youy  lottor  of  the  10th;  have  also  boon 
drdorod,  .  Tho  foodor  Indie'S  ti**  ;£ro  dlstf 'Belnc- pushod  forward  a3 
quickly  an  .possible  and  v/ill' rp^drit 'to'  you  ol!  tho  oarlidst  mosadrit. 
Wd  three  house  changing  sY/itlchbs  which'  you.  refer  to'  word  orVidrod, 
but  -tho  orddr  waa  subsequently  cancoilod,  and  tho  switch"  ddsifcnbd' 
tj/'Mr.  Andrews  will'  tako  iltfj  place. 

\'li  th  relation  • 


■J:w 


u/Zlav/ronco,  tho  first  part  of  my  contract. 
Order  Mo.l,  and  which  I  am -now  putting  ih;  calls  for  two 
400  light,  machines,  later  jm  x  am  “to  put  in  two  more  400  light 
machines,  tho  ,”K*  machinal  which ‘th'diy’  now  have  acting  as  a  snare, 

Tf  they  want.  -Muy  light^/ma)ljtane's  'instead  6f  “K*  machinos .  they  will 
havo :  t «  buy  them.  :  V.L  vjrUing  to  Mr.  J.or.l .  on ;  this  subj  dtft  by 

tKi’si' mail,  j  .''X.  .  .  '  .  ■ 

Vr~'”-  Your  report  hi  A  wiring  corroborates  vhat  I  havd  ’  '  “ 

hdar'd  from  other  sources.'  Apili  go  into  tho  question  of  tho  '  ' 
switched  .and  wiring  y/oljui  rod  tft  J.av/ronco  by  you  and  havo  tho  thing 
fixod  up  so  that  yorf^v/ill  ha'vb  no  trouble'  wJ-fori  you  comb  to  do  .tho 


rforstand’  wliy  in- one  lottor  you  suggest  the 
)  of  two  vita  oorvice  and  in  tho  next  of  throo  wiros.  '  Acting 
dhydur.fiWt  lottor  ad. above  stated  and  under  Mr.  Jonks  order's^ " 


ox  tnnV|  thf)  ays  tom  tJa  above  noforro'il  to,. 


/.  ^o'i-oason  thitt  ,  things  nro  nhiH»<m  W  'Mr.' Rich  is 'timt' 
h°  pnys  tho  bitld.’  i  ghoul <f  imagine  you  couT<|  easily  arrange 
with  him  what  e «<«  you  ot  to  o.>ori,  inasmuch  as  almost  air  tho 
ntufr  that  comes  from  tiorgmorin  *"CoV«  ‘is  for  your  use. 

Fxnct  account  «HouT<ri;ri  hoot  of  thri  tiiio  and  material 
uadd  'by  Johnson  in  wiring  thn  vario-.u  housos  that  ho  is  ongagocToh. 


1/ 

Sopt.  31st,  3 


Ooiriitato  por-lo  nnjQicasloni  doll*  nllottrioit*  Si stoma  Edison, 

•  - . '  ’  via  Manaoni,  13  A, 

Milan,  Italy.  . 

Roar .sirs!- 

mnrrim  «o  y°«r  w  ««““  t”or"t“ 

Snrimed'  ol.mKere,  I  MX  t„  IrirSm  you  «t»  >-»*<>»  «*»  «"> 

400  Imporn  dynamo  (they  am  kW  ■=  the  <W  »'«=“'»>  »"s  1>”,‘ 
rdady;to  '.Hip  fee  «*«  «»» *»  post.  -«.)>  ««••«  •»«"  *•»““'**'* 
tSion  it.. POP  apround  on  the  Tony  Inland  shore  «>» I  hnn  only  hohrt  pot 
off  "Of  thin  «*.  loot  fo»  day.,  «M  «  i»  «»  •  ««*’ 

preparatory  to  tiklno  »  reVmi  M* 

Immediately  thin  on  »««<«.*»»»>  =.1l«,r»U  advi.o  you  « 
tlio  shir-mont  of  thb  machin'd.  . 

yfith  relation  to  a  -»tr'ltynomo,.  1  him  several  in  li/  ^ 

.■prictioail/  Wiplotoa,  hut  it  .till  UM'W  **  *****  »*»  »  **• 
an'  Arminpiod  dnpino  to  attaoh  to  ono.  I  therefore  MM  1™ 
-«n  ooul.l  nhip  ono  forty  rlvo  days  after  order  if  there  *.=.  a 
sto'amrir  dnilinp,  and  my  price  for  name  vtould  be  80,3.10.,  f  red 'ori 
■  board  in  Hep,  Yor *,  , aymdnt  to  ha  made  hard  Ml  «’“»»  is  o<raaoto4. 

'  it  the  ropudot.'  V.fithn  Ahsohia  H'rasn  .1  ooppor  no.  T  added. 


jF  for  or,lov„„  by  on 

shipnont  Ml  An  'VirS'W“«:D,*: 

t,  tho.Panfa,  27  Jdnts  pnr 

pound ,  and. your.  .hill  Ml]  ■.»®i,B^;iS!«a»1WoS2,37i!;l-  in  'nonSSSKVk- 

-immm***,  ..  Ihls-ls  pnhd1a<li5..,ih„.iarf6„8dns»t'n,ddi‘Bj"a5'7 
mdid.oun,  tho  r.oi.t.  ISlootriquo  Bdison,  ,,hdh  .hoy  „oro  »*, 

"'■in7{>tro  Trbjri';tKo  Answni'ii  BrifaVi*  wyftfofilptf*-1*'  .  .  — 

.  lidfoVdlne  t„  y„uV  loStnn^fr^Sgthf  'Sontomnor,  T  h,vo 
ordorod  tho  circuit  broolfor  arid  upVlKIitn  fdr'iriu  ns  roquoatdd  ' 
rl,0'v  shipped  frdt.  horn  in  about  ton  days. 

,'yo  tint  riovt  niau.o  a  ridri  muuMno  divide  Inn  lights,  and 
■I’hidK  f  olnfli  So  Bind  to-  roll  y„„  i„  guantitl,,.  „f  ^ 

:riVa  111  >WV  *“?•  '*  “M”i  ><«»  York,-  pnymont  to  WW 

-In  iP«  Tort:  -on  prosontation  of  tho  invoices  and  -Sills  of  1  ndlifii 
-  to'yoUr  naon.o  ,m.  a„  „  „„kln0  „ jjjg  m 

and  WW.n  Sdd  and  300  liSht  mad, id,.  -  ,«„■  ox,ior:W.»  „„  trios,- 
maohino.  and  practically  o.itVlotWi  and  ad  UW„  ,»  „  ^ 
out  v/o  shal  l  bo  clad  to  dudtd'jSniddif  't'o  ydri  i'ou  sano. 

do  havo  -arnton  to  VrrjS'ob  Vlth  nolation  tho  no„ 
nooordinc  **»*>  aour.  t»  havo  not  turnod  out  any  no,,  notora,  t» 
-thd  dniv  ,1  donation  boir.g  .  ohoaponm,;  of  tho  oo.o,  vhlcl,  is  „0 ,/  ' 


/rr3' 


•Sopt.  -list.  '  3 


Socioto  Kl.jctriquo  RiUson, 

.Paris,  Prone  o. 

Dear  fiir»:- 

Roforring  to  our  cnldo'oorrofii.onriiHied  ijlsowhiiro  (-on- 
fi.iitod,  patjjft  is  or  too.  u„,,,„taTC,  in  thin  ootmivy  to 

Olio.,  or  boino-  1v»„„o,i  in  Euro,, o.  K  ooyora  ,ho 

n-inoiflin  or  our  ««»U.  «,o  oirctutotnnoo. 

o„r  So, ,11  any  horn  no., 1,1  nut  oonsont  to  tho  .Iropnn,,  or 

tho  patent,,.  . 


/  ff'3'<=>9  'SL/ 

\ 

Jjn pt.  gist,  3 

.  Char Ion  UufcoKolor,  Esq. 

•Roar  f>ir:- 

V/.i  th'  relation  "to  cable;;  confirmed 'OlsQ'v/horo,  T  bog  to  ’ 
inform  you  thcit  tho  prices  givon  by  mo  for  fibros  were  in  accord- 
anoq  with  instructions  which -X  had  roodivo/i  from  tho  Edison  T.amp  Co 
tvro  o.r  throe  days  la  tor,  After  't’filYing  it  over  With  Mr.  Upton,  it 
was  arranged  to  quo  to  a  lowor  price.  V/hon  your  letter  corao  to ' 
.Tn'sull  stating  that  Upton  had  givon  you  a  prico  Janror  than  “rlhaf 
mbntibnqd  .by  mo  or  tho  J.ami  factory,  X  at  onco  comiaunicutbd  with''  ' 
tho  Xainp.  ’•’actoi’y,  and  docidod,  after  a  -consultation,  with  theni^'to 

.sond  yoi} tho  cable  above  referred  to.  . 

As.  to  'tho.  drawings  Tor  'tho  *3  and'  50" light  dynamos, 

.althquRh  .find 'experiments  on  •"tho'sff  machines  have  boon  made;  wd  havo 
not  oiCSrat'  8‘>t  the  models  outytSjfc"  wo  'are  expecting  to  got  then  out 
"in' "3  week  or  two' and  immediately  thi«  is  ddri'o  drawings  shall  be  .' 
"Shiir  tv  you.  Th'o  drawings  of  the  100  and  400  light  machi'no's  mi, 
“T''W#V  .ho  sent  to  you  by\  Tuesday' s  mail.  The  changos  'at  "tho'' 
'dfacJrino  Works  have  cdusbd  nomo  dolay  in  .getting  out  thoso  things 
wh^ch  you  .must  rtecopt  ria  'bur' 'apology-  for  riot  'a'oridirig  thorn  to  you  ' 


oarl’ior. 


j/S3  ©?  «S>/ 


...  Wo  yoatorday  t  os  tod  tho  .300  light  machine,  which  gavo  ,;' 
MO  amporoq  at  113  volts  anti  tho  armaturo  punning  at  1100  revolu¬ 
tions.  This  is  a  machine  with  "brio  pair  'xii  cores  and  will  bo  sold, 
for  soinov^horo  about  Si, 000,  '"v/o')iop<t  to  send  you  drawings  in 
about'  ,'two  v/o'oks , or  my.  hri  a  little  earlier,  '  " 

. .  ”  X  cabled  for  your -proxy  for  a  mooting  Light"*"'' 

'Company,  on  tho  34th,  September,  which  mooting  is  . to' vot.o  ort  an 
incroaso  of  the  Company’s  -steel  from  3730,000,  "to  St  r,  080 ,000.  '  " 

Thinking  that  tho  proxy  would  not*'  rddcJi  Kerb  'iri  tipid.  I  cabled  you. 
this  morning  to  sign  a  Power  eff  ".ft'todnby  autheiriaing  mo  to  vote 
your  sha£bfj  at  any  mooting'  bi'"tlui  "l'ig)it'  Company,  and,  requesting  you 
to  liavb  Consul  Y/alkor  confirm' "ri'i'griiitiirti,  "so  as  to  enable  no  "to  go 
on  your  J’oWor  of  Attorney.  T  shall  hope  to  got  your  reply  to—  " 
morrow',  -  . 

Very  truly  yours. 


.  /  £?!■■*'!■  '> 
fto.pt,  Hint,  3 ■ 

Deutsche  Edison  fiosollsohaft, 

'  '  ■  OiV  J.oipssigQY  Rtrasso,  ■  . . 

liorlin,  Go  ■many. 

Soar  Sirs:-  .  -  . 

Referring  'to  our  cable  correspondence  elsoY/horo  con¬ 
firmed  I  bo g  to  advise  you  that  your  cable  to  mo  of  the  14th.- 
Soj-tombor  waa  unintelligible,"  arnTT  cabled  you  to  that  effect  on" 
th°  same  day.  T  have  no  cable  at  this  writing  and  am  anxiously 
av/ai ting  receipt  of  -your  letter  explaining  your  desires. in  relation 
"t'cTlnq  light  dynamos.  — »  . 

*  -  .  I  have  ordered  .fpr  your*  account,  a  13  x  13  origirio^  in  ' 
"co'npii'ance  With1  your  cable  to  he  of  thQ‘'OT®^TXVjj|  oxppdiinc  to.’ 
send  .'you  foundation  plane  by  the  next 'jiiSiiT,  at/  which  time  I  hopo  to 
bo  able  to.  advise  you  at  w)Ut  dSt’e“'the  engine  will  bo. shipped. 

V/ith  relation  to  tJfdT  "<2;> "arid  30  light  machines, _  iny 
"oxpdrimo'nta  on  these  machines  have  been  finishod,  and  I  will’  push 
"forward  the  mode] s  as  guickly  as  possiblo.  Immediately.  they  aro 
‘ready,  1  v/il]  ship  them  to  you  and  advise  you  of  same. 


Very  truly  yours, 


.  .  ...•  ■  ( 

'  /?  flz-l 

’ -  .  Sopt.  21st.  3 

E,-!i,  lord,  Kaq,  Tpoas., 

J.awroncb,  liana, 

Dear  SiV;:- 

•  Your  postal  of  tho  Xtffh.  inst.  canio  to'  hand  this 

morning. 

Tho  small  engine,,  that  you  have,  was  to  bo  used  to  run  tb 
“  tfid  •!;•*  jSjchi'no  -now  used  in  your  station,  and  my  contract  does  "ho  t 
call  for  tho  providing  of  an  “H*  machine  for  this  purpose, 

'I  ’can  sui:ply  you  v/it,h  two  300  light  machine's',  in  the  Course  of 
about'  three  weeks  or  a  month,"  Mo^srft'fliw  T  shall  bo  very  gladdto 
loan  you  two  old  “1."  dynamos,  'tiro'v'idi'ng  yoi/  will  pay  the  freight 
dii  some  oach  vray,  Tf  you  d'ocftr#  to  use  two  dynamos  on  the  small 

■  origind  you  now  havo,  T  prosumo  it' will  bo  nocosnarybfor  you  tti "  ' 

1 

’"'cot'',  another  palloy,  as  if  your  11  2  x  10  ongino  is  of  tho  same  ' 

‘  cdnst'rac  tibri  as  tho  so  wo  ordinarily  usb,.if  has  only  ono  "pulley- ffri. 
Will  you  please  lot  no  know  your  wishes  iri  rolat'idn  to  thin  iuattorS 
It  is  vory  dosirahld  ‘that'  you  should  order  from  us 
sufficient  sorvico  tubes  to  connect’  the  hdusds, which  you  are  how 
wiring,  .on  to.  tho  mains,  '  WiTi^bii'-ploase  bond  mo  a  general  order 
to  supply  thoso,  as  X  think  it  would'  bo  hotter  to  1'oavo  it  "to  the 

Electric  'fubo  Company*. s  option  as-vto  what,  thoy  should  sond  to"  ■  !T' 

•  ..  ...  '  .  ’.  '  ..y.-J,  ’  .  • 

"Tawrbnco  "for  thin  purposo,  so  as  tpVtj'bvinto  tho  delay  consequent 


/pr3 


'•  for •' tetefi-  -s  eWidvi f  that,  you' jnay  require  nut  in. 

If  you  will  please  attend  to  thin  matter  immediately  it  will 
grostly  facilitate  your  work,  as  tho  services  can  bo  laid  v/)ulo 
tho  mains  and  fenders  ard'hoing  *piit  in.  Tf  this  con  mo  in  pursued 
tho  oxponso  will  bo  lose  than'  if  the  services  aro  loft  until  tho 
wholo  system  is  completed.  . .  - 

!,r:  Rich  writes  moWaf’it  is  desirable'  that  ho  should 
...  ...  /.  i 

put  in  tho  foundation  for  tho  14  X  x  1«  ongino  and  tho  two' V]K ';'' 

dyhqmos,  which  eorao  undo*  Ordor  No-.;},  at  tho  i  rosont  time,  iri 


i  us  oxponso  when  filling  your  second  ordor.  ‘  I  ‘ 


prbo'pmb .  there  is  no.  objection  to  our  pursuing  this  course  nro- 
vi ding,  that  we  carry  ilia"  expense  <>f  .  this  .'work'  until,  such  time  as 
you  should  give  us  an  order  ‘to  finish'  the  whole  of  tho  work  spo'c- 
ifiod  in  pud  contract.  Can  y'ou'  -give  mo'  any  idea  as  to  when  you 
■arp  li^ffy  to  order  the  completion  of  tho  .ilarit1,  as  X  am  at  presont 

out  $1*  "H"  dynamos,  and  would  like  to  know  when  you  xxh  will  . . •* 

'iirdBab.ly  call  on  mo. for  thom-for  this  purpose.  .  .  .  . 

Very  truly  yours,  •  ’ 


P.S,  At  this  v/ritirig'ii,t ‘is  ‘ihipossSTblo  fii'r  mo  to  give  a 
firin.  Brl.co  for  the  aoo  light  machines,  but  they  will"  probably ’cos 
about  #tOO,  each,  but  Mr  as  to  this  X  cannot  toll  «f  the  moment. 


§4 


/■rr3-*f  -a 


Pad]  n,  nyor,  Rsq,  , 

'  Bmpiro  ilousd,  1 

Akron,  Ohio, 

rioAr.  Si'PSr 

-  X  havo  yo.ii*  favor  of  tho  :<-Uh.  .insfc.,  nnd  hopo  you  will 
bo  ablo.  t,o.  "ckp.turo  tho  hotol'  mn  *  hao'eonq  Wrong  on. -storage 

batteries*..  "'  *  " 

„„  Kot^wS  rnyht  I’*'.  ■»,.  . . 1  ....  .t  »»»«'. 

.. . ...  ..  .. , ....o. r  ..nr... .  ..  ■■■'  '•  vovy  hx.'My  of  ..homol-an 

i,  h  r„.-  •»*  «W  c™*‘  poMiwuxUo.  "•  ***** 

i/j.iky  no¬ 
rm  MW  mdh«  w>  MKU.  «wt  «»  «""««• 

„  t„„  rftor  tho  I,W.  option..  '.So  you  ».  tKi'n.js  aye 

.  ..  .  . ..potty  livoly  o'!1'  I.'.i'o. 

'  T  hopo  you  oro 'roolitiB  ltt«or,  und  A.uld  ®W>»t  «>»t 
.,!■  you  ..i-:  ...  n]  1  nick  tln.t  ydirdlio.a'd  ohadkon  up.  ..  little  on  tho 


work, 


j>  b 


■  so.pt.  ;.mh,  •  a 

Ooorgd  il,  Bliss,  Rsg.  .Oonoral  -finpt. 

Chicago,  .Tils, 

Pear  3?irj— 


Referring  t.o  yo'ur" favor  „f  the  ,17th'.  inst.,  vdudh  would 


••have  had  wy  attention  earlier  but  f<>r  >ny  absence  from  t own  at 
Shamqfcin,  I  bog  t,o  state  that  'th'o'lgon't'lomun  v)h.,  reported  to  wo 
about  the  Palmer  House  was  a  UTroVfiioV  of  our  fjoinnany  for  two  years 
antt' the fbuchly.  undoes tamls  ' the  difference  between  an  arc  and  an 
inc and osi cent  light,  and  ho  positively  states  that  our  lights'  go'  ' 
dift  ytiiito  often,  .  Inasmuch  an  ho  hoarded  at"  that  hotel  for  homo 
tiind,  ho  Must'  havo  had  nmplo  opportunity  -of  knowing  exactly  v/hat  , 
occurred,  '  ‘  \  . 


nr3 


1113  3.-,  Ena. 

llarrisburgh,  Pnnna. 


. % . 

T  hart  to  3  ofivo  .':hai!«>J;in^y,o  go.  til  ):’rookt»<h  to  star 
i  thino,  .  Tho  Khniftikin  station  'was  'si,nrtort  on  Katurrto 
think  you  hart  bat  tor  wait,  aliout,  days- until  thoy  go 
cons-iriiorB  coiinoctort  ami  tho;  {■'’you'  wight  go  nr-  thorn  with  yi>ur 
nrtf!  an. I  'son  how  tho  tiling  runs, 

vary  tr.il/  yours, 


(in'Kj  t.h; 


]  r  U(s> 


nigh  t 


‘is 8.3-0C/ 


v/i  -iV.-7U.ch,  Hs<[. 


Jinwonoo,  -  Mass, 
boar  Sir;-:  y 

Mr-.  Edison  has  just"  Vd&irr 
tho  .s6apl.inrj  of  tho  station  thq.ro  ir 
much  ,'plqasqd  v/ith  ovory thing  thorn,  ai\i 


Id  from  Mhamokin  and'  roj;orts  • 
I’ood  stylo.  .  lie  is  very  . 

that  ho  looks  forward 
icbssful .  ho  wished  mo  'to 


tbrnCHb 'Sharaokin  station  being  i 
ctraW.'your  attontion  to'  sorornl  point.- ,  Uvhiehho  made  a  noto  of 
in  Khamohin.  Ho  says  that  tho  clynar/  bi  should  bo  iovolod 

4  .  JjA  -tho  A 

o  v/i  11  not  run  to  on*  end.  v/)jgn  j/k\tVv  piping  hoarinMfjg  ho 
.  thinks.you  should- put  an  oxtraq.Uk  .io  h^t  a  rubber  hoso  3'4  inch 
in  diameter  nan  bo  put  on  in  addi'ti</n,  so\te  if  the  oil  cup  is 
talioiToiit.  tho  hoso  can  food,  water- '/i eh t  in^o\ho  bearings, 
thinks  that  tho  pump  should  bo  si//arrongod 
from 'either  boilov,(v/horo  more  ‘tl/an  ono  hit 
mbkiri  it  v/as  only  possible  for/^he  pump 
.boiler. 


rfo 

th&t^i t  can  take  stoam 
lor  i^usod)  at  Sh a- ' 


■)  'take  'ilt'Wj  fr 

l\  A  x- 


1. 1 


i 


’  . .  '  .  Soj’.tJ  a 

IV  !».  fJluw,  Maij.  - 

'■'/ill  i  mesne  u-t,  Iwinnu. 

noafr.ir:-  .  . 

to  youi*  u)nlivrt,oJ:iinj  tu  dispose  of  the  bonds 
of  tjjo  .Siuunu* in  Company,  T  shall  bo  Bind  to  hoar  from  you  as  to 
exactly  ■•/hat  avrantjonranta  yoii  hav'd  iiodo  for  tho  disposition  of 
those  bonds ,  inasmuch  as.it  is  rTy  il'isiro- t,b  m.ijc'o  an  i.modia  to 
'sot Moment  with  the  fihsiMoXAn  ooiJtaVSn;/.  ’ 

Yours  truly, 

JV4  ' 


Custiwn  KoJil.m, .  Ku)>t.  ._  .  . 

.  104  fiworel.  Ktfmif.  ,  Oit.y. 


:  J??3  ocjr  £.  (, 


dona vs,  /loi’f'i  innri  P  t!o, 

•‘30a  Avomio  II,  (Jit.;/,' 

Boar  Sirsj.- 

*"  ?  Bo  nob  bio  a  knob  in  tho  floxililo  cords* insi do  of  t,ho 

Motors  in  future,  You  havo  boon  told  of  this  tv/ioo.  ■  Vha  copy, or 
wir«6  attached  bo  tho  nines  in  tho  A.\  light’  motors'  arn  too  long. 

I  .think  you  should  cut  off  about  "',  of  nil  inch,  but  you  curt  find 
tho  absolute  '3 anyth  by  tosti'iir?;'  ' "'Tho  wiodori  p3«c«  inriidb  motors 
am  Japonnod  wot  and  st.icJ  siVrtJmb-Vo  cannot  puIJ  thorn  nut  of  tho 
i.iatiiyfh.  "hay  plugs  should  bo  japanned  and  dried  before  I'ubtiin; 


rz  %-■*>—  c>°(-  o-  d 


.  !7or't.  With. 

J •  U.  H'lekormio,  Hsi], 

oar.>  TJjao  I'olof'rapjj  i;0, 

Toiaplo  Coutrt,  -city. 

Hoar  sir;- 


"»  «*  .lurjWtt,.,:  inM 

•  tu  jjot  Homo  >i.v!o  for  offico  non. 


j 


.<v 


/'SS3- of  -3ti 


rrf3'&j 


'i'aJioo  f?ity,  JiiJ-o  Tahd0, 
PI  no  or  f,’o.  oal 


•?ororr.trj{j  to  r„ 


to'tovSj  \ 


that  v/o  dan  ’  1  0.!at!’- 

•'U’’  ’  I  n,„ 

how  you  ’couIVI  uso  it  .,r  ’ 

”',y  n“'hll'«  'W.  »a 


.'Ottino  ■ft.up-.lootrtolty  tnm 


'•it  .'ith,  fit  root,’ 
l-O-'ldvillo,  fJol, 


•  Referring  to  your  f rtvor  of  th#  10th;  inst. ,  Mr.  Raison 
dOBXPOn  m  W  *toto  th:lt  1,0  H*T«ut  got  a  machine  which  will  sopa- 
i-at.o  oxide  or  iron  duo  to  roasting  iron  pyrites.  iti'o  ri--ichi.no 
only  soparaf.ua  magnetite,  but  undoubtedly  such  a  Machine' ,in  ,-<>u 
dofliro  could  bo  designed  if  the  business  promised  to  bo  of’ ‘ suffic¬ 
ient  nagrii  tudo  to  justify  of  the  work . ' 

■Yours  truly,  -  ■ 


/f  <P3  J  'S>i 


sept.  -ifith.  .  n 

-William  I*',  I'rov/st or, 

Sothort)  KotOl, 

fit.T.ouis,  Mo, 

noar  .Sir:- '  • 

Ynij-r  lofit OP  of  tho  iin rd.  inst.  crunri  to  hand  this  jrforn- 

irif'V-  —  ■  • 

7  *•>  vorsr  soppy  that  t  did  not  soo  captain  Uoffingor.-- 
I  am  doing  nothim;  about  cnnvnssing  Haw  Orl liiins,  v/nj  you  plouso 
find  out  from Oar. tain  Koffingor  exactly  what  ha  expects  done  in  tho 
mat  tor,  and  lot  no  hoar  from  you  onAho' subject. 

».  7  trust  that  ;ou  v/il’j;  ■Jfo  'siioco.ssful  in  putting  through 

the  "t,  .To'iiis  Company.  for  sometime  pansod  we  h«vo  had  dro'ugKtsi- 
i.ion  orffjagod  upon,  tho  dotal lod  drawings  of  tho  station  there,  ho 
■  that  immediately  tho  matter  is. closed  «u; •  wo  can  proceed  witKtho 

"'work,  •  - 

The  Jiouisvillo  map  is  a  very  heavy.  ono  .to  rnal.o,  hut  I 
tini  promised  it  in  about  five  or  six 'days,  and  I  shall  th on  want 
3ono  lots  looked  up  for  central'  stations. 

Mo  thing  has  boon  di/Yio ’about  hlov/ollyn  1-ark  lately. 

I  y/il'.l  'look  tho  mat  tar  up  and  noa  that  it  is  pushed. 

Wo  can  toko  oaro  of  all  trouble  from  water  -or  other 
c  dusos  'at'  Mo  y  Or  lorine . 


Yours  truly, 


f?F3  <=7- 


P.-iirit^n,  Kfjq#  R„„nv. 

Doj-t.  Public  rihaivttios  ’  Oor»<x;t,io;i 
(5t»  Thin!  Avnnuo,  ‘ 

Ooiir  «ir:- 

Woforrina  to  your  fnvor  oV  tho  ‘iMM,.'  inst.’,  uur  onCi- 
•na°r  “  Mlr  fln?:^.nrt  in  w*inK  tho  p3*n»  Ana  ost.xmnt.or.  yvr  li*ht- 
l0d  iUirt  •*  ™  «hnU  hopo  to.  have  thorn  in  . 

such  fihapo  as  to  bo  nblo.  to  snix-i  thorn  t„  you  in  tho  couvoo  0r 


v'oi’y  truly  yours,  . 


/fPJ'  0<7,  J3  t, 


Your  favor  of  tho  .list.  Mojitonbor  has  boon  roforrort  to 
no  for  r op.l  y.  ..... 

Tho  os tin a to  i'or  t)io  .instil  .1  atioii  of  a  contra!  stilt  ion 
plant  at  Rrio  is  put  in  as  n  v/JioJ'o  ami  is  not'  to  no  accepted  in 
Jots.,  Tlio  toivlor  in  norm  in  one  amount,  tho  items  balni;  sin;  ].y 
pivon  for  /our  convenience  ami  myiiffitnnco  is  to  >/hat  makes  up  the 
estimate.  if  tho  Rrio  Romp any  require  any’ itoms  struck  out;  X 
slialT  bo  vory  plad  to  consider  tho  matter. 

Tt  will  bo  quite  impossible  for  mo  to  pot  to  Krx o  to 
at  tomi  the  neotinq.  •  V/h'on"  your  flompariy  i's.  organised  and  they  aro 
proparod  to  m'nkn  a  contract  for  the  installation  .of  a  plant,  my 
prxvato  Socratary,  Mr.  Insull,  v/irr  ,;<>  liti  to  eloso  tho  matter,  with 
•thorn,'  unless  it  can  bo  dono  by  obrronpondendo.'  *  '  • 

Vnry  truly  yours, 


fg$3-  jy-cO  (f 


/  F  7  -Ji  (s 


Aralnyto n'.*  rimq  0ui 

I'rovi'lonoo,  :?.i;  -  - 

;ioav  sir':- 

it  ”»*  ’">  R-4  M»  w 

W«J  OXtlv.  volvos 

„„„„  or  „„„  Ir  ^  ,)uauto 
""  ,to*  —  *  **•. — ■  «->«. 
hnannca,  concnrninr-  which  T  opokh  *„  yI)Ue 

.  Yuiifia  -truly- 


'>■ 


Sapt.  .  '  3 

H.  ri{,  Doubloday,  R«q, 

Edison  Inhibit,  '  J.’ouisvillo  Exposition, 

J-ouinvillo,  Ky, 

Roar  fjir;- 

Vi3  3  voi\  ploaao  supply  mo  with  ftho  information  which 
r.tr.  Clarkbsdosiron  in  relation  to  tho  cards  sont  by- you,  returning 
tho  cards  at  tho  sanio  time. 

Yours  .truly, 


Enclosin'! 


/W3  "7 

Oharloo  fJatchalor,  Kn.i. 

Ivry-nur-Koijio,  .  Praha o. 

Dour  sir;- 

I  hova  oont  you  by  this  in, ail.  a  sot  of  bluo  prints  of 
tho  ino  lirjht  v».anlvtoo  ns  v,o  am  building  it  at  tho  prosont  two. 
I  tRil  .thinking  of  using  only  ono  pair  of  euros,  anrt  should  this 
cli ant! a  bo  mad o  j  will  forward  you  bjno  prints  of  sane.  This 
uachino  is  known  hur.j  ns  tho  " T”  machine. 

T  hope  to  have  tho  drawings  of  tho  40ft  (“Jl»  )  light 
machine  oyt  iii  tho  course  of  "two  or  throe  days,  when  T  will, sond 
sot  of  bluo  prints  of  thoso.  -  ■ 


Very  truly  yours, 


IH*WI  „..“no.italo  «au^ 

•  Paris,  Prone o. 

.  hoar 'irs’“ 

Your  favor  of  tho  10  th.  Xnot,.  come  du.ly  to  hand1,  and 
in  reply  T  wouirt  b%  to  state  that  it  sooiiis  to  mo  that  tho  action 
of  tho  Russian  authorities  With  regard  to  sot  No.tf  places  your 
Company  in  a  position  to  remedy  in  Russia  the  mistakes  which  have 
boon  made  in  other  countries  wittf  regard  to  this  important  patent,, 
by  discarding  tho  groat  mass  of  unimportant  matters  and  confining 
tho' caso  to  tho  poiniBv/hich  experience  have  shown  to  bo  of  ghoat  • 
valu'd,  •  i  considor  this  point  to  bo:- 
Pirst.-  v Th o  placing  of 

iMMiM  •»»  ^ 

coaled,  into- tho  glass,  and.,;;.,,,.  .. 

Sooon.l.  Tho  M«M  «■-».  or.  .tho  iiMW  ********  «■' 

tho  ioolutldil  tmm  W  r**m  «**  to 

tho  oporatlon  of  ojchnuMlns  tho  ulobo. 

Tho  itpocif  ieation  mmMUmo  »«W»  »r  “  wo,:j 

thooo  of  hotolr,,  on,.  ho  t,»o„  to  «  «->  »a. 

covered  without  regard  to  tho  material 


i  incandescing  conductor  in  an  ox- 

3  v/ith  loading  in  wires  con- 


tho  s 


i  intended  1 


f  /rn-oi  07 

/  32 

of-which  the  incandescing  conductor  is  made,  The  mutter  I  think 
should  bo  made  tho  subject  of  one  division.  Tf  a  second  division 
is  decided  upon,  the  .motor  connections  shown  in  figure  7fl  should  bo; 
mful o  the  subject  of  it  sinco,  '^“consider  that  arrangement  as 
the  next  . in  importance. 

The  following  should  also  bo  covered.  The  arrangement 
coll  . 

"of  "d  motor  'shown  in  a  shunt  around  a  definite  resistance  in  tho' " 
mairi.  line  and  the  use  of  a  compensating  resistance  in  the  circuit 
with  tho  coll.  Tho  motor  shovm  in  figure  74  could  also  bo  in-r 
eluded  iriythe  case. 

X  300  nothing  further  or  any  considerable  importanco  in 
tho  case  which  could  probably  "'60  patented  in  Russia: 

Yours  very  truly, 


12?  3-  o<=i-  77 


fiopt. 

I..  VI,  Sorrell,  Rsq.  ' 

- .  ,140  Nassau  St root ,  <Sity. 

r>oar  Sir:~ 


Rnforring  to  y«,ur  lotto-.-  of  tho  *»th.;  i>»t„  «113  you 
'ploaad  lot  mo  knovr  v/h8t!>tho  first  account  in  tho  Nicholson  naso.  is? 
I/O  1-y  truly  yours, 

. ^4-^ 

■  -  -  /• 


'  ' .  "  . ~"VX 


-S'ocioto  RlOOtriqUO  Rfii 
Paris,  P-. 

boar  Hirs;- 


T •  am  ir 
anil  have  cabled  tJio 
for  >53,000.  to  <»ove 


receipt  of  Jtbniv  favor  of  the  <Hith.-  August, 
Milan  company  to  send  mo  a  cable  remit  tnnco 
■  tho  amount'  of  my  account  against  thorn,  loss' 
tho  four  regulators  and  tho  Arming ton  R  Mims  engines.  I  havo  not, 
hovravor,  at  this  writing  received  >njr  roply,  and  accordingly 
cabled  you  to-day  to  this  effect,  as  confirmed'  ol  sev/horo. ' 

I  havo  rocoivod  from  the  Milan  Company  an  order  for  ' 
lamps,  I  thinJ:  it  v/ould  r.vmtoam&y  Facilitate  matters,  arid  b‘o ' 
cortainly.a  convenience  to  myself,  for  nil' orders  of  tho  Milan 
should  come  through'  the'  modi  urn  of  your  office.  will  you  ploaso 
oncleavor  to  arrringe  this  for  mo,'  arid'  groritly  oblige, 

Y our  s  Very  t  rul y , 


M 


"l,  Ii.  Harrison,  Rsn. 

!•.  o.  l»ix  30,17 , 


l  Soar  Sir:-  .  . 

Mr.  ivlison  and  mysol  f  v/.i!U  Inwo  fu?  orochton  on  !>atuv- 
day  night,  it -bom/;’  Mr.  Rdiflori’  a  intention  t.o  start  th«  Hrud:ton 
station  on  Monday  night. 

y  projiwsn  to  roturn  to  Mo  /  T.rK  on  Tunsday,.  and  if  you 
can  eonvoniomtDy  or  rang  o  inat't.wa  no  that  I  can  bring  bach  v/ith  mo 
a  choc):  for  '815,000. ,  it  will  bo  a  gory  groat  convonioncd  to  us. 

•  Vory  truly  yours, 


Ttonry  A.  Clark o,  Ksq. 


•  lottor  of  tho  M%1\.  soytflnbor  has  boon  fox 


havo  any  enquiries  to  make  about  my  ostiinat'of.  and 
ci  hero,  .'you  v/ill  al.v/ayn  got,  n_  prompt  reply. 


rockon  on  catching  no.  ■  * 

As  I  .v/roto  you  y'ost'orday,  tho  bid  madd  toyyou  is  mado  as 
a  vjholo,  and  I  should  hardly  f obi  "di-sjios'od  to  havo  it,  cut  up, 
nJ  though  of  course  T  should  ho  glad  to  oonsidor  any  proposition 
that  the  Krid  Company  nay  havo  to  make.  '  Our  experience,  hdvfovoV, 
in. doing  this  has  so  far  boon  vory  ha.li  At  ShoraoJcin,  whore 'tho 
local  Company  undorto.dt  t.o  do  a  groat;  doal  .of  tho  V/ork  thomsolvos, 
v/o  had  a  vory.  groat  doal  of  trouble,  and  bur  fteporintondont  had'  to 
gy  thdro  to  suphri-ntond  tho  work,  notwithstanding  At  -/as  tho  local 
company*- a  placo  to  do  it>  Tho  delay  in  consequence  of  tho  courso 


contracts  in  tho  'future,  unloss  thw . whole  of  tho. work  was  loft  for 


>r;/-,1ivVt!.y  yours,' 

ii  1 1 


j  %  ?3>'C>Cj  ,  ,5. 

flopt.  awth. 

.'>001  oto  d’  Apparoillaijo  .BJ  octriquo, 

Genova,  Kv/itaorlrind. 

boar  sirs:- 

T  havo  snnt  you  by  this  mail  a  sot  <ir  foluo  prints;’ of 
tho  100  lijjht  machine  as  wo  aro  building  it  at  tho  prooont  t.iino. 
T  :u,i  thinking  of  using  only  ono  pair  of  euros,  and  should  this 
change  bo  rnado  X  '/ill  forward  you  blun  prints  of  suoo.  i’his 
wnehiho  is  knwn  horo  as  tho  “T»  maohino. 

X  hopo  to  havo  tho  dvavincs  of  tho  400  (“JI*)  light 
machine  out  in  tho  course  of  twi  'br  'throo  days,  v/hon  I  '//ill  sorid 
a  sot  of  bluo  prints  of  thoso',’ ‘ •  V 

Vory  truly  yours,’  ’ 


rgr3-®l'-2£r\ 


Unvman  Alison  fiosollschaf t, 

an  Jioipssujov  fit.  rosso, 

Rorlin,’  _  Romany. 

Do  ar  ri'i  ra : — 

X  havn  nmt  you  by  thin  mail  a  go  t  of  bluo  prints  of  , 
tho  100  light  machino  as  wo  ft'ro  building  it  at  tho  pr  orient  time. 

I  »in  thinking  of  using  only  ono  pair. of  ooros,  an<l  should  this  chan 
chanp.o  bo  undo.  X  will  forwsild  you  bluo  prints  of -same.  ’This 
machine  is  known  horn  as?  tho  "  T"  mao  hi  no, 

X  hojio  to-  havo  tho  drawings  of  tho  400  ( "H"  )  light 
mdchino'  out  in  tho  course  of.  two  or  throo  days,  whon  I  Y/ill  solid  a 
sot  of  bluo  prints  of  those, 

Vdry  truly  yours, 


/& rs-oc/ 


i’ art  font,  Conn.' 


So  tJin  ilartfoiM  ami  Routhinr.tovi  istii  iatns‘  v/hxch  T  pnuiitsoil  -to  aonrt 
you  on  t.Jio  -l'i Sii.  !iy  onf'inaor,  Mr.  Rai  iy>h«li;,  Jia's  boon  ill  fov  tho 
1  an S  four  da/s  an.!  j.s  still  ijunifinnd  to  Jus  bod,  and  it  is  imv.on- 
siblo  for  uu  So  toll  v/hbn  ho  v/il\l  rnsuno  Hi  a  abr.omso  fron 

tho  oITaos  v/aa  tho  causa  of  tho  .^stin  kto>:  not  hayiiif.:  boon  furo/niMort 
to  you.  .1  -ivio-i’ut  th<»  oArouiistancAs  oxnoadinf’ly,  ‘but,  as  you  ./ill 
sou : it  wan  a  nut tor  ovor  v/juch  T  had  no  control,  and  1  ifiat-  add  ms 
totally  unliioi. od  for  -/lion  t  md«  j»hn  iwoiiiso  to  sand  t)io  ostiniatos 
to  you  on  tho  <*ith.  ’  v  ■  ; 

1  an  oblii'orl  for  tho  xio'on.iatiori  you  ;jxvo  in  roforonco 
to  Jlrid,"  ojmrt,  and  v/ill  r'ofor  tit  at"  j.iattor-  to '  Mr.  Hutchinson  of  tho 
Taolatml  Ron}. any.  ' 

v .  >  ry  b  t.  r  u  ly  'y  i  >  ur  n , 

'  ' 

Private  Ko era tar/. 


/^73  -  «»  ^  ~£iCj 


Prioml  Oonltlini;!- 


t  yory  obtaining  a  contract  to 

)  of  th«  City  Institutions  vhovo  X  m  curtain  I  . 


offncf  a  .conalfjorablo  saving  *■'<>' 


,Kivo  hotter  safcisfnc- 


Duur  gas  system  bning  onpooially  dWoctivo'  on  Harts  anrl 
’7ar.Js  T  si  stmts,  f.,r  which  T  havo  i.vulo  a ’tjmjlor.  you  ob.fcet 

*°  siv“"  !~  "  »*'  intmaucUu,,'  t„  ono  of  s„„- 

I,.,;!,,,,.;  a  stutuamt  Lh»t 

sxi-o  roliablo  pooiOo,  our-Vtaiewonta  roliorl  upon  anrl 

that  V,°  '411  «”(*om,todiy  perform  jnir  a^aticractoi-y  wOTnor*  ■ 

■Of  -  course  they  may  bo  reasons'.  Why  -aju' .ws^ultf  nb^liho  to  slo  this, 
if  .so  all  right.  .  ’(  q  %r'  J  .  ... 


uly  vom-a, 


/  frs- 


■  '  Kept.  ..iuth.  n 

Khar}  or.  ",  iiuyiifis,  r-in.j, 

l.  S.  iiotoj  ,  • 


•  I  roprnt  to  say  thaij  through  tho  illness  os'  my  bnginnor, 
:!n  <Mnpboll,  who  has  boon  off  rl.ity  fos*  tho  pant  throrj  da/s,  anti  it 
boasig  impossible  i\.)*  uri  to  toll  v/!vm  ho  will  again  report  at  tho 
blTioo,  tho  oat  ilia  ton  for  ;,•«  ./burgh  havu  boon  itolayoit.  T  run  doing 
nf  boat  t...  rot  thorn  o.tt,  for  ,/wu  .\nd  will  a  ;n.[  thorn  at  tho  earliest 


ICi'jpA.rfl'  /iouso., 

Akron,  '  Ohio, 


Hoar 


aeknov/ioilf; 


,S|§ 


T  h’avo  your  favor  of  tho  th. 
v  ao  oj.pt  of  tlio  ropurt  blanJ.  a  an -I  books. 

Tn  roforonoo  to  thd.  J/xttor,  I  ilia  not  intend  to  a]  tor  . 
»h-a  for:;,  of  /oar  canvassiw:,  \hnk  you  con  aso  those  an  blank  books, 
if  you  chooso,  but  in  soiidli^  th'ow  to  .you  I  thought  you  -voulrt  ' 
probably  bo  ablo  to  util'iW  thorn  ’to  atlvantar'o  By  ontorini?  the  . 
lights  on  tho  books  first  aii'a  oop^Aig  thorn  on  to  tho  form  aftor- 
vrards.  You  o an \  hov/ovnr,  t-.loaso  •yoii£S,olf . 

Vary  truly  yours, 


October  1st, 


Oh nOos  ’l'.  Kiifjhos,  , 

■■'  (/'.  Hot o.l,  • 

ijowbuvgh ,  1|.  Y. 

T  liwo  /oUr  .lot  tot*  of  SojifcOMbor  2l;th.  in  rdf or 0 no C  to 
rtotoils  of.  building  the  central  st ®t.ion  at  iiowburgb.  nr.  Oaropboll, 
r.iy  on/jinoor,  v/ho  co;ij,ilo>l  the  estimate  for  this)  htiilflin<>,  is  still 
cub flood  to  hi  3  boil,  conSoquontl  /  T  am  unublo  to  send  thorn. 

Tbo  artrti tional  estimates  aro  also  lioini-  dolayod  forbtho  sano  reason 
but  all  of.  thorn  will  go  forward  to  yoli  at  th'o  cmrliost  possible 


l  o  —  <3  | 


October  1st.  3 


Ch  arias  V.  Hughes,  Ksq. 

’  17.  s;  Hotel, 

Hov/burgh,  U.V. 


mar  r.'j.ri' 


hr.  Edison  ami  Hr.  Tnsull  nro  -both  "in  Hrocl  tun.  and  will 
probably  not  bo  bn<:>.  until  thb  bni^f  the  v/obk .  oai.ipboll  is  still 

“laid  up",  nn<l  t  have  got  .ny  hnmfs  so  full  that  it  is  impossible 
for  ne  to  touch  the  Newburgh  osti/nates,  at  least  for  a  day  or  so. 

I  "will  do  all  T  possible  can  to  send  them  to  you,  but  you  see  the 
fix  X'm  in  and  the  difficulty  of  mooting  your  veiinireinohte  with'" 
the  despatch  which  generally  characterises  our  business. 

.  ""voVy. '  truly  yours, 

L1CLa0> 


(o-.crz.  ■ 

October  ;lnd.  '  3  • 

Samuel  Tnnull,  Jisg.  -  . 

Slptol  liniment, 

Rvockton,  ifnss. 

jfjgjgaolniiiill:- 

'  _  '  I  have  received  all  your  numerous  communications, 

and  this  morning  wont  dov/n  to  horgMann’ s  to  soo  about  pressure 
indicators  arid  motors. 

I  find  without  wiring  Andrews  that  ivi  requires  six 
pros sure. indicators  of  the  now  stylo  or  fivn  of.  the"  old  stylo,  as 
ho  took  on  a  of  tho  old  stylo  with  ’him  when,  lie  was  horo.  I  "ascer¬ 
tained  this  from  a  .lottor  which  arrived  a  da r  or  two  .ago  -and 
which' was  among  tho  bundle  you  gavo  mo.  Klein  or  somobody' down” 
•'thoVb  mixod  our  motor- orders  all  up,  but  fortunately  I  got  there'"*' 
'"twforjq  anything  sorious  hart,  occurred.  .  As  it  is  there  must  i>e 
■“returned  from  Rrocktori  one  50  light  meter.  Ho  sent  five'  0  li'gh'tf 
inetors.'  t'oo  many  to  f!)iamokinand  h'd  sent  tori  O'  light  motors  .in 
..excess  of  p.u.r  order  to  jhawronoo,'  ’r  T  -v/ill  Have  all  thoso  returned 
according  , to  their  instructions 'W 'their  expense. Klein  at  first 
thbdghi  we  had  mixed  our  orders  up,  but  upoh  alalyxing  it  thor- 
■dughi'y  ho  found*  that  they  had  made  tho  mistake  thomsolvoii,  arid,  j 
:  consequently,  v/alkod  Into  a  “shipper*. 


ho  goes 


Uracil oy  this  afternoon 


him  two  hydrometers  and  ho  is  gottim 


ton  to-night, 


the  conductors, 


all  tho  tools, necessary  for  finding  out  tho  bug: 


Tho  Sh amok in 


from  fihinnoc); 


if erring  to  th 


tches  for  feeders  by  Spi 


dors  for  Material 


however, 


v/Kieh  ho  ro'juir 


•o  only  H  ln'stof 


and  have  consequently 


feeder  switch- 


jv/itchos  from  Horgmann  to  bo 


ordered  10  of  the  no-, 


derail  loo  Johnson  connections  in  accordance 


v/itli  your  letter,  anil  have  given  proper  instruc 
shipj^irif*  .of  50  of  thorn.  Horgmann  has  bn  hand 
of  thos’e  connections  from  the  last  lot  Ordered, 


tho  moment  50 


These  go  forward 


to  J.awronco  at  once/. 

'  ,  In  reference  to  'iTb^^^'^VehrtBV-'IWwwn-'told  me 
that  those  were  sent  forward  wX^hste' ‘other  material  to  Sprague*- s 
address' dl1  Saturday,.  On  Monday  T  told:  him  .to  send  two  more,  lis 
•they  had  probably  coUo  astray,  although  it  seoma  s.t'rangd  how  tWo'y 


.this  time 


soiveri  your  (iodsond  in  tho  shape  of  3:5, 000.  and  havi 


had  same  placod  to 


:rodit  without  mooting  any  opposition  at 


tnrt  forwarded 


sold  day  for  you"  whan 


Rdf  or  ring  to  tho  amount  which  I  placed  in  tho  Va]  1  River 
os t  ime  t  o  for  “Tools"  for  repairs  to  underground  conductors”  ,'.aC'w> 
the  i'iiiid.’T  mads  up  the  Vail  River  estimate  T  had  only  one  bill"'"' 

-  from'^'rudsi  for  tools  sent  t.i  Hroeh'tun,  arid  r  'was  undor  the  iin-* 
"prbs.'tion ..that  this  included  all  the  tools  which  had  boon  sent 
thore;'"  •  T  should,  however,  haTe’ 'loohdd' lnore  closely  into  the 
mat. ter  and  X  would  have  soon  wh'/f^TX  made  the  mistake.  .  uriij  wo 
•n6ft;;suj>piy.  tools  w  the  amount  of 'our  estimate  for  saino,  lirid  if 
“tffoV  want  more  they  can  purchase  them?  T  say  this  noroly  as  a*- 
’adgdestionto  try  and  help  mysol f  out  or  tho  s^gape,  but  privotdl y 
my  opinion  . is  that  v/o  will  have  to  supply  tho  wiiole  lot  for  dtfo'ut 
ono  half  the  price,  and  that  it  is  through'  a‘  “'damned  bull”  of 
mino  that  v/o  have  got  to  do  IX/  •  -  •  /  - - ...  . 


tho  succoss  that,  attonrlod  tho  starting  of  tho  Urockton 


stat: 


that  Rj.ch  deserved 


riondun; 


•k'hrfhad  done,  Mr.  Johnson 


ii  liorgmann  told  no  to  toll  you- 


hoard  of 


Savor 


bo  made'  jftforo  of  tho  fact  boforo  going  to 


bod  to-night. 


Everything  horn  is  go' frig  bri  rill  right  and  there  is 


rio'tfhi'ng  spatial  to  bring 

c«;a9. 


in  and  says  ho  .is  going  to  stay  riglit’ 


•fioro  until,  ho 


■•ho  MowburgH  estimates.'1'"  !T  hav'o  not  Had 


chance  .to  touch  thorn,  an'd  I  do 


enow  that  I  should  caro  about 


do  ini 


if  T  had.  damp  boll  had^tlu 


partly  in  hand,  in 


fact  riparly 'finished  it,  and  Tf  l  take  it  in  hand  no 


will'  bo' 


necessary  for  mo  to  go  through  it  riglit  from  the  starts  and  my''1' 
■  h'ands'are  too  full  to  attomptsanything  ‘of  that  kind!.  . '  I  bxpebT 


'Campbbll,  will  bo  here  in  a  day  or  two.  "  I  wro t‘o';'tb‘  him  iarifriight 


and  rfr  actio  ally  told  him  that  ho  must 


sV>bnj''''firi't^ithsion'dirig 


him  t.  wards  the  end  of 


tho  effect 


ft  ho  advice  T 


■liho  house  until'  quite  woll.  X 


that  ho  shoul d  m>t 


to  convoy  to  him  tho  idou  that  tho  Ho 


could  not 


thorn  himself  or  dlsb  hoop  jcKMiokBily  of  t)n>so 


sh  a  manner  about  v/hat  ho  was  doing 


know- a  little  aboui 


if  tho  information  v/hich  T  ./ant 


arrios 


sh  as  detail  s  of  the  nuns true tion  of  tho  station,  in  hi'i 


will  got  the  bills  of “lading  from  Hayward,  Horry  ft 


j&yb  boon  u liable  to  obtain  tl\om  before  that 


Pran'cKlyn  'to-night, 


£1.1  have  tho' money  in  "tho  bank  to-morrow  morning, 


X  am  delight  oil  to  hoar  about  the  nunc  ess  you  have  mot 


'  with  ’in  Brockton, 


T  will  ijo  thoroughly  through  tho  J.awronco  orders',  “aritf 


•hitchos"  when  the  time  comes  for  starting" 


;od  thut  thorb 


up  thorn.,  ‘ 

X  enclose  two  letters  from  Mr.  PI,  ,1.  Hc.Cutchon.  _  Upon 
tho' arrival  of  the  first  one,  ’wh‘i'dh-"iB.  the  doublo  pagod  one,  I 
eont  him  . a  note  saying  that  Mn;l5’d'i80n  was  in  Brockton  arid  giving 
him'lfH'  .!Ecti son*  s  address.  The  second  one  is  a  reply  to  ray’ hiH'q’i""'" : 
'above  your  signature.  I' do  not  know  whether  they  aro  of ’any 


( *2  ^  3  ~fc  -  <5  "2_ 

lid  i  son  Telephone  Company  oi‘  Europe,  limited 
.‘lorf  York,  October  .i«d,  lbUS. 

o„.,  of  Ku,o„0,  hi.titod, 

Hear  .Sirs:-  .... 

lat'Ji. ,  in  yi'Xch  /o...  authorise  me  to  settle  ,/xzi-  Uoiono'1  UUJ. 

on  t»«t  best  team  ]3ossible  as  to  the  'da vision  or  the  17.i,00«  • 

sl.iirar.  or  «...  ::, l.«, or-i! , ,1,  »hloplioi,\.  Oouraa^  of  u.iro;  .,, 

Ilr.iitad,  'T  1,,,,  to  ,w  thh,  I  havoVaily  «... 

Colonel  Uoiir.um  ./it;,  a  resul't'  t'Kat  he  is  not  aasisi'iod  /xth  any 

other  tKan  an  equal  division  for  the  reason  set  .  y 

i  -.—on  st.c  ioi  n\  m  jus  letter 

'to  this  .loinpnny,  tlaioil  Jiffly  30Ut,  Itxttmt  Hmmti  . 

I  -at  Jiiyoorf  ,t,:r ooabla  to  .-.otiliii;,  ,/ith  ..olonal  ,.uLl.  ,,, 
'that  bot  I  find  that  I  ....  por.oooh/  *»w  „f 

““  ,h.,„»  that  ho  „ili  roate/h,  ofi-.a.i,,  Wl  „f  fact  that  ho 
tub  I  jointi/j  ouniflbotoj  in  ino  halo  t„  sU,.  Jo,,™,,  tall 
Taloj.huno  uoi.po.iy  of  novoral  aoohi„an  ,i,iah  ,ti„  M,  b, B„„  „ 

-U,o  .anion  ToJ,„,ho„o.  (;i.p.aly  „f  haroho,  la, .Utah,  .total.,,  oo.tairt,.  ' 
-Shatton,  hah,,.,.,  and  l-ortoool,  a„j  h<mmm  uo.  g 

•I  «„  u,.,all.i„i,  to.  Laha  tho  roopoo.lblll »  of  .Ilona oaUlin,,  ,,ith 
Mahal  do  a.- nu.l  on  no  tgUMiioJ  ».,  i/oV. lolto,  aboYU  ,„f„,,a,| 

I  h.vo  .thaMforo.  to  ,a,iooa:'£  a,'.,';;  So  aooofh  to  oi,,„ 

;tho'  encloaod  lotto,,  if  yvo  hplifkl  of  aatio,  and'  ,ato,n  it  to  „,a'  ' 

at  yopr  early  convenience.;  tf'Qjk  ■ ,  y 

.  ~  CA^-W^v/W  -•<! 


(  S  'S'S-  (0-  O  "2_ 


notubor  2nd. 


Mil]  i.  :>y,ir, 


‘  fin  in  rocoiijt,  of  you;*  so '/oral  fwovy  of  tho  past 
,  Jr.olatod 

/oojc,  and  T  «.»nrting  t«»  your  .Vldross  tv/oJ.vo  now  «atol6(*uo«, 

■  U1CI  ^  would  iinproso  upon  you  tho  nsjcnssity.  of  using  thoso  yury 
.•jiuUniouaJy,  .»a  bli.i./  cost  M  -'coats  nj-ioco. 

y*’  Stuart  has  boon  for  thn  pant,  v/ook  obtaining 

information,  .and  X  think  wo  hw..  ^atisfiod  him  on  a  groat  many 
points  about  which  ho  was -.in-  doubly  and  X  havo  ronson  to  boliovo 
that  affairs  in  Ohio  vail  b<» 'push'jrl  .to  morn  advanfngo  now  than  thi 
ov'ot*  havo  boon  .boforo.  ■  .  ■ 

'7o  aro  i-uich  obliged  for.jtho  way  in  v>'  idv  you  knap  us 

■  posted  as  to  tho  working*!  of  rival! .  companies,  T  think  that  tho 

vnavo  you  spoak  of  will  soon  commune o  rolling  through  Ohio,  and 
it  in  already  assuming  Vary  fair  'dimensions  in  tho  Kast,  and  wo 
anticipate  to  do  good  work  through  ohioV in  tho  .Spring.  Tt  is 
rather  3.  at  o  r. u  coi.uionco  work  .tho r<i  no./,  As.  in  a  row  wooks  frost 
will,  sol;  in.  ’  \  . 


ry. truly 


v 


l  £  2  3- 1  o  -  o  -2+ 


October  <5nd. 


'•'illisu'isport,  tonne, 

Dotv  ‘  . . — " 

T  am  in  receipt  of  your  favors  of  t.ho  53‘sith,  ul  to. ,  ono 
a<UW»<5sso.t  to  -r.  Urtison  and  tlio  otlior  to  myself. 

In  reference  to  •  the  former  T  would  say  that  wo  had  no 
siich 'dVrani'oMonts  with  Mr.  Million  an  you  mention.-  Wo  worn  to  run 
•  tho  station  for  thirty  days  after  it  was  ready  to  supply  Utfht;' 


..,fi  jjihdo  no-  aj-rooHOnt  to  run  it  for  thirty  days  after  a 
was  supplied.  ~  T  will,  howovor,  attorid  to  this  matter 
moot  yo.i  on  tho  tith.  inst.-  T  jcun  forrisoV 'nothing  now 
me  from  koopinf:  this  onj;aij<!miint.  : 


when  7. . 
to  prevent 


very  ’truly  yours, 

. 

7 


'  ■  ..  •  (223-/b~C*2_ 

October  :inrt.  ; 

Cincinnati,  n)iio'«  ■  ’ 

■  Boor  tflri- '  '  ;i 

T  -in  in  recoin  i,  of  your  fw<>  of  Win  not^^iiltt,- .  and 
hnvo  to~day  sunn-  you  under  noiiarrito  coyer  fsj,o  .chart  of  Middletown 
showing  the  to  Lai  number  of  lights  in  tho  district  narfcod  off,  the 
average  burning  of  which  fsmouhtWfo  H7:i  lights  for- four  hours  and 
’fifty  nine  iiinutos.  • 


7  ■'tffio  send  yin  a  form  of  agrooi  lent  between  ours nl 

•  thfj  local  company.  .In  each  <: ase  t-ho  payments  are  as  follows! 
o 

.  °f  the  total  amount  of  the  contract  upon  the  signing 
of  thn  agreement;  '30  o  .of  Kano  when  the  installation  is  road/  to 
supply  light,  wl  Win  remaining  after  the  installation  has 

been  in  condition  to  supply  lir.ht  for  thirty  days.  •  . 

Trusting  that'  this  will  moot  with  your  roguironont  n ,'7t 

Very  truly' yours,' 


■y 

Enclosure.  . 


IS'^3*  /o-  o^ 

:  t '  ■  •  •  •  _ 

•  Scitobor  iind.  S 

.I'ohn  il.  Campbell, 

care  l1.  V),  Shaw, 

v/il  liamsport,  I'bnnn. 

Hoar  "ir:- 

T  ‘Mi  in  receipt  of  your  several  favors  in  reference 
to  permit a  and  Concessions  for  ri«inin>»  oitr  linns  in  v/iiiiansport. 

I  consider  that  you  made' '«  mistake  when  you  first  won t 
to  7il liamsport  in  no t  finding  •<Sht  definitely  s/lat  tho  iHoa  of  the 
"/illimnaport  Company  was  in  reference  t.-  your  obtaining  tho  so 
ponnits.  As  it  is  they- first  decided  to  obtain  thorn  thom'solvos, 
anti  aft  or  dolaying  you  in  Williamsport  reconsidered  tho  mattor  'ilnd 
allowed -you  to  go  ahead  'mtli  tho  work  which  7wYi  wore  sorit  thoro  to 
do,  'i’hi3  mat  tor  will  prove  very  expensive  to  us  in  comparison 
with  v/hat  i  V  should  have  cost  had'  you  gotten"' through  with  it  in  a 

reasonable  length  of  time.  '  “  • . 

In  future  it  would  bo  wall  for  you  to'  sound  local  author¬ 
ities  to  bettor  advantage  than  you  have  done  in  this  case  and  'try': 

'to  obtain  their' ultimate  ideas  from  tho  start, . as  we  cannot  'afford 
to. allow  you  to  wait,  in  each  placo  an  excessive  length  of  timej  in 
order  :Vb  allow  .the  companies  there  to  change  their  minds  fi  half 
a  dosou  t linos ,  •' 

T.  will  send  you  some  hfolYby  either  to-morrow  .or  tho  noxt  '• 


i'th  instructions  as  to  v/horo  you  arc  to  (jo  nnxt. 
Vary  truly  yours, 

yout, 

7 


io  -O' 2. 


0,  Oompboll, 

'■Thi to  Plains,  U.  Yf 


allowance  fo’*  in  tho  construction  of  tho  ralJ.  Riv’or  building. 

Ini^aoh  as  tho  ground  is  of  rock,  v/b  havo  nndo  allowance  for  tho. 
nncossmpy  .excavations,  and  it.  wilT  hardly  bo  possible  to  drivo 
piles  through  such  p.  subst'arie'ff,rl~/  ‘ 

Hughes  is  still  mutating  additional  estimates  for 
'Hdv/burgh.-  •  Those  X  an  unable  to  send  him  as  X  hav’o-not  got  a  r.iap 
which,  is properly  marked.  You  will  remember  that  ono  of  tho 
Ponders  was  cut  '&m  a  cor  tain  street  and  run  around  towards  tho 
top  of  tho  map. 

Harris  &  Hobinaori  ebn'tirine  to  "Kick*  about' Southington, 

I  hop.o  to  bond  thorn  Hartford 'tb^riorrow, . 

.Mr.'  Edison  and  Mr.  Xnsuli  arc  both  away  ami  gt  « ■>» 
“back  until  tho  and  of  tho'  woo):,  and  X  havo.  no  time  to  pronarb' 
''estimates,  ' 

•  X  havo  got  all  tho  plans  of  tho  Yost  Shore  a  Buffalo'"'  ' 

'buiiv/lngs  which  wo  a'ro  requested  to  bid  for./  '  Tho  Ohio  business .  . 
still  remains  in  abeyance. '  .  ' 


I  S  'S  "5  -  /  a  - 


T.  moroly  nonet  /ou  this  to  lot  you  know  how  wo  arc  Rotting 
.thout  you  nn-i  to  illustrato  that  your  vary  valuable  sor- 
•a  nissod.  T  hope  you  ar.o  much  hotter  and  that  nothing 
sorlouti  has  d'ovol.oi^fel  in  your  naso,  and  would  iinpross  .upon  yoif'Uib 
'.vlyinability  of  not ''coming  out  of  'tho  -house  too  soon,  as  this  'is 
suii'iotiwbn  a  fatal  wi'stako  inado  by  /e.ur  follow  invalids.  '  ' 

rirop  no  a  lino  and' Tot  i-io  Know  how  you  aw>  got  ting  along.' 

Sinco'roly  yours, 


"6^8 


G2 


IB'S  3- 


Ll.  lull'll  'iojiol, 
nhamohin, 


^ofui'vxnu  to-yuu^  fnyui*  of.  fjoiiioiabox'  iimh.  in  raforoneo 
fco  pressure  indicators,  X’  ix*r.  Wsny  that  i  havo  ordered  forward 
uix  of  tji'i  now. stylo  pressure  indicators  to  your  address  at  ?;lm- 
isiotin'.  < 

rjo/jardintj  >o  candle  power-  loiana'wBKtho  local  .company'  ' 
Y/ant  any  of  those  they  can  obtain  thorn  by  ordorinn  .through  the  . 
IdCht  Company,  ns  you  understand  all  orders  for  lamps  must  bo 
submitted  through  that  sourco. 


Vory  truly  yours, 


(28  3 -/a. -o3 

October  3rd.  ■  3. 

G.  G.  .S.iinn,  Esq.  Sunt,, 

core  /Vnnington  £  sins  Go. 

Providence,  :i.  x. 

'rfiMs:-  •  .  • 

. ufficn  has  surlt,  you  to-day  a  chock  for  31', 37:5., 

■/hich  you.  will  receive  by  tho  a»«,id  mail  as  this  latter.  X  have 

a3so  sunt  to  Edison  to-day  a  riotf? for  til, 37.3. ,  dated  Soptonbnr 
;.{>3nd.  and  running  throe  months',-  T^Xn'Erinn  xt  duo  on  tho  :iot,h, 
Iiocoinb'or.  X'  have  requested  Md  Edison  to  sign  it  and  send  it  to 
you  iMnodintoly  he  .gt^ts  it,  and  would  suggest  that"  you  telephon'd 
him  about,  olnvon  o»«3^t  to-raovvow  at  tho  J?roch  ton  control  station, 
and  ash  him  whether  ho  has  sent  it  to  you,  and  if  not,  request'  him 
tv.'  do  so  immediately.  Thin  will  insure  your  Rotting  it. 

.  Xf  you  will  ‘sond  'nid~'s'mbmor«ndum  of  the  dost  of  the 
discounting,  X  will  send  you  a  ohoe).  for  snr.io. 

Very ’truly  Voiirn, 

-M 


18 S/3  -  JO-o^ 


Gustav  Sol dan,  Runt,, 

*  I04  oourck  st wot, 


October  3rd.  liiitfl. 


near  Hiv:- 

'Ph*i  RJ  oetric  Tube  oopinan/.  vili*  sjiln  you  in  a  flay  ut  ‘two 
'a 'fJ  tuba  junction  box  to  bo  finished.  f'3  oaso  push  this  through 
’v/i'tK  tho  utmost  snood,  as  tJjo  box  is  for  Jav/ronco  and  a  delay 
.  v/ould  ho  very  serious. 


■  '  Octobor  !Vrd. 

’<!.  ”.  Andrews,  Use.  .  . 

Dear  ::ir:-  ■ 

Vour  latter  of  the  1st.  inst..  to  tfr.  Ino«31,  nnelos.inu 
at,atai»i.int.  of  account,  has- boon  received.  %T.  will  havo  the  latter 
chocked  anil  advise  you  as  to  the  rosuJ 1.  _ 

T  received  a  toloyraM  to-day  fvow  Mr.  Tnsull,'  who  is  at 
I'vocliton,  st a tinu  that  ho  had  authorised 'you  to  draw  on  us  at  one 
■  lay’ d  "sight  for  310h.  This-  I  prar.UMo  will  straighten  out  your 
finances, 

Tho  isrook  ton  station' '■ms  started  with  nr  oat  success, 
ahtl  Ur.  Tnsull  advises  mo  that  evorytKinf*  is  norfect  in  connection 
with  the  building, 


.1  ^  V'o- 


October  Rrd.  ■■  ft 


W.  H.  nv/olloy,  Jr.,  Hsq.  Tronn, 

P.dison  Rloetric  p  .Viauiimtinr- 
Pall  River,"  :  Mass, 


T  bog  to  hand  you  horu./A th  nn  estimate  ror  tho  erection 
of  a  central  station  plant  at  R»»ll  Rive**,  amounting  to  S41,UOO.Uij. 

You  will  notion  in  tho  estimate  that  X  have  covered  the 
point- requested  by  you,  namely,  that  tho  stank  should  bo  put  in 
■  3arf!<i  enough  for  tho  boiler .capacity  roi|U'irud  for  -ttiOO  lights. 

I  have  also  ohbodiod  .ip  thrt  estimate  that  the  water  connection  ia 
to  bo  taken  fron  tho  rivor,  in  V'lVUtioii  to  tho  oonnoetion  6r  tho 
station.  with  tho  at, root  mains.  .  .  ..  ... . - 

X  further  oncloso  you  t</o  copies  of  an  agreement,  duly 
dxocutod  by  mo  as  Mr.  Rdison’ s  Power  of  Attornoy,  and  should  bd 
f»3  aii  if.  you  will  return  "one  executed  by  Mr.  How,  as  Pr osidpht,  and 
yoursolf,  as  Treasurer,  together  with  a  chock  for  ii4,lH0.91J,  b'oing 
ton' p or  emit  of  tho  amount  of  the'  estimate  payable  on  tho' contract  ' 
boing  signed. 

!  ‘ '  A  blue  print  of  Wall  River  sent  you  herewith  forms 
Rxh’fbit  A  to  the  contract  and  tho  estimato  Kxhib.it  )i.  "I'hosd' Ywb' 
should  bo  attached  to  tho  copy  of  the  contract  v/liich  you  retain. 


m 


[2J'gt>'?t0rO3 

■  '  #■ 


.  v/ith  reference  to  tho  details  of  tho  work,  the  roof 
timbers  shall  bo  two  inches  rlooj.or  than  thi.no  at  Urocfcton,  and  . 
planed  in  compliance  with  tho  suggestion  of  Sir.  JoTorio  Borden. 

Tho  plant  will  or  tho  anno  character  as  that  at- Brockton  and  tho 
.work,  finished  off  in  the  snrao  stylo.  - 

Tn  the  bluo  r.rint  6f  't'h’o  cqntral  station,  which  I  sond 
you  horowith.  you  will  notice  that  the  boilers  and  engines ‘xii* 
have  boon  turned  around  as  suggested  by  you.  'I'ho  space  in  the 
.  boiler  roora  is  amply  sufficient  to  enable  us  to  wlrt 
'  of  '140  horse  power  oaijjh,  •  The  boilers  v/o  i 
are  two "70  Jiorso  power  boilers  sot  in  one  battery, 
words, -a  double  140  horse  power  boilejr..  1  This  is  dyne  in' ordor  to| 
got  a  subdivision  of  the' boiler "efoVo'r.^  'Any  future  extension  Wo 
v/oiiid  propose  installing  a  s'ingro'T4i*.  horse  power  boiler,  that  is 
a  boiler 'with  one  furnace.  The  total,  boiler  powo.r  would  then  ' 
triable  you  to  take,  care  of  nano  lights,  thon  when  you  roqUire  to 
rahko  >’  fur-ther ’extension  wo  would  take  in  another  140  horse'  power 
singlo  fiiYnacO  boiler,  v/hich  would- bring  your  boiler  capacity  up 
to  4b00  lights.  Thoro  is”  plenty  of  room  "to ‘do  this  in.  tbo  build¬ 
ing  as  at  present  designed,  altif^^b'^subdiv'isiori  of  boilor  powor, 
v/hich  you  will  then  have,  wili^’lSo' quite  suf fi'ci'yn't,  as  v/ith  a 
total' plant  of  4«no  lights  you  would  have  y/h'at.  is  practiyaily'fou'r 


6Siioi| 


(§S3-  IQ -63 


tiho  ovrlora  to-day  for 


ssxblo  An  ordor  to  not 


ifisibio  pdriiid, 


nnplotod  within  tho  nhortof 


Iviso  you  frutii 


bo  fiWo  to  toll  you  within  a  v/ook 


tubos,  v/hich 


;roublnsonn  r,flT 


truly  yours. 


vf,  'll,  nwolloy,  .Tr.,  Ks<i. Trans. 

H(1  i non  ill  oq  trie  Tlluminatinf;  <:o,. 
Wall  Rivoi*,  Hass, 


T  ono lose  you  horowith  u  certified  copy  ol'  uiy  .Power  of 
Attorney  from  !ir.  Kdison,  which  it  would  ho  as  v/o!l  1  for  you  to  filo 
in  your  office,  inasmuch  as  t.K<i  aijrooriont  with  him  is  sifjnod  by 


VoVy “truly  yours, 


( "B'S  3-/0-  0'S 


Oc  ti/bor  ‘?rd.  3 


Thomas  A.  Edison,  Esq, 

earn  w.  .1,  Jonhs,  Manager, 

_ _  .  T.  enclose  you  horowith  'a  not.o  for  Sl,37;j,  duo  tho 

£S5th.  Doconbor  anil'  in  favor  of  tho  Armington  #  Kims  Company, 

Plaaijo  sign  thin  anil  sonrt  it  >Co’!KiMs  in  tho  oriclosod  onvol opo 
IMMEiilATEJ.'Y  you  got  this.  I>o  not  fail  to  do  this,  as  X  promisod 
Kim's  yesterday  that  ho  should  have  it  in  order  to  onablo  him  to  ' 
i.ioo t-  his  payroll, whi eh  is  duo  to-morrow  or  tho  next  day.  . 
f  havo  sent  him  a  chocJc  to-day  for  tho  same  amount  as  tho  noto, 
and  tho  two  .togothor  v/ill  sot  tin  up  our  construct  ion.  Department, 
account  with  Armine  ton  ft  Siiifd'fui-  last  month,  in  fact  v/ill  cloar 
up  ovorything  with  tho  .oxcoj>tio*ff«?il  tho  largo  arigi'rio  shipped' to 
hav/rdrico  Monday,  morning.  X  havo  arranged  tho  data -of  tho  noto 
tit  silch  a  tine  that  X  shall  easily  bo  able  to  take  earn  of  the 
payment  of  namn.  - 


Enel  ossiro. 


I  2  ^  3-  (o-o^- 


Ootobor  -Vth. 


Krank'H*  Mil.  Oon  lick,  I'iS-i. 

■JilJxiirasiiort,  i'o 


J  bo--  to  apoJogisn  ‘for  not  having  tuisworad  'our  favor 
of  tho  lb tn.  Soptonbor  boforo  thin.  ' 

r.r.  SdiHon  and  nysolf  havo  found  it  nocossary  to  bo  away 
from  '-row  Tor)  so  much  of  Into ’tftaT  this,  tofiothor  wxUi  sono  othor 
nat  tors,  , lias  ontivoly  oncnv o  l  attonUoii.  T  havo  boon  ondouvormr. 
to  uo'to  'KunbUry  and  Williamsport  f..r  scmo  tu.m  past,  but  up'  to 
'  fiho  jir on-in t  havo  found  it  imr-raotioab) o.  T  hnvo,  hov/ovor,  niado  an 
-  onjl-4e/<SSwnt  wx-th  Mr.  fSh'nv  to  twtf.hiM  xn  Willi niiisp'ort/ -on  Monday  noxt, 
tlio' !.niv.  inot, ,  and  X  will'  at  thd  Viiid'*tii.id  no  doubt  liavo  tho 
pleasure  of  mooting  you  arid  .irrfrri&irit;  with  you  as  to  tho  transfer 
of  tho  stock,  . 

Vuly  yours, 


p,  or 


'  ’B.  B  —  ( o 


October  4th, 

Hon.  Jacob  Hess, 

T  have  the  j.l ensure  to  enclose  you  herewith  a  lot tor  .frus-i 
Uio  "on.  Rescue  Con)  3  inf!  to  your  gooit  self  introilumug  Ur.  Edison 
to  you. 

Hr.  Edison  is»  absent  Iron  Win  city  at  the  nrnsont  t.inn 
mil  -ri  13  not  bo  uac).  until  "o  rid  ay "next,  T  therefore  ri-vs.io<i  it  vl»- 
vi sable  to  forward  this  letter  to  you  by  thn  hand'  of  Mr.  Reason.  . 

On  Hr.  Ellison’s  rot  urn,  ho  v/ill  doubtless  rfo  hinso3f  the 
1-1  ensure  of  r enowing  his  acquaintance ’with  you. 

Very  rosj-ioct fully  yours, 

V 

Private  .secretary.  ■' 


Enclosure. 


.  (  SS3-/0  - 


Ootobor  4th.  a 

NJ(enr.y  A.  Clark  ,'•  ‘J5aq. 

#v.  '  -  '  ' 

■  Brio  *  I’onna. 

Hoar  Sir;- 

■  '  •  i  havo  tho  ploASuro’  to  ack nov/1  odfjo  tho  rocoipt  of  /our 

Payor  of  tho  1st.  inst.,  anil  in  reply  bof>  to  nay  that  wo  can  co;,i- 
pjoto  t.hu  work  at  Brio  withVri  sixty  d.-iyra  after  tho  mcnina  of  tho 
contract.  You  vxJ >  ■  m.  doubt  appreciate-  the  necessity  .»•'  cJosinr 
this  Matter  quietly,  if  it  is  she  intention  of  the  Brio  Co:ip  any  to 
do  an/thini;  this  /o nr,  as  very  Owoe  *.‘<x  frost  v/iJJ  oot  in  an. I  It 
v/ill'  ho  impossible  for  us  to  sot  joins  and  mako  other  noc'oscary 
excavations. 

'  '  V  Very  truly  yours, 


v,CL,e 
J  ' 


•  I  3 -iH 


**ss&,4  - . 


0.  lu  <i.uaj>bel  3 ,  , 

v/hite  Plains,  54.  Y-. 

O,  W/jtwMlJ*-  . 

T  h  av  (^tboo  i  v  o<l  an/  answer  yot  to- the  lot  tor 

I  vmno  /o..  the  other  ,tay.  art*  T  bourne  you  have  either  boon ‘too 

ill" 


t  f»oft  the  liewburnh-mvsDiess  fixo.l  utf  with  Pushes  this 
oUiv.U*~  ..  . 

~iin ri^ff  ,<l«,<Mt'  MW  «f/  othof  'Hh,’‘'  ■»»«-»  171 

to  ontta.ton  .vo  .«.»  -h«W  o,.-,  on,,  --W*.**  o»n 

■>«»«  von,  1,  O.n0  S'  »  «»*..  l“  «*«  h”’ 

,,„  T  „™,r,o,.  OI.OI, „  1'fy.f.toAiw,  n,„.o,»,  t,„  .iotniJ.  of  tl.o 
bSuA«.  ■I'ho  tiowbunih  ,»n,;s,v  ...toiro^'hovVi  »  „„«lfiooMon 

or  W»  ,  to  ■v'"ct  r“r  . 

t  elite. 


,  ►  ,  \  i,,  ,i  on  «.jyie  froj.i  amio  local  builrt- 

Utjclor.that  the/  nay  obtain  a  bul  on  anno  o.. 

on.  iliV  ..H  - >1- „  t1„>  WWW  “r  1,1 

;o-., v.v,  «.«.  f.  «*•  *  U'° 

. . ^  .H.r.n.it,  VI, o  .vio.o.t  yo„  »»W«.  «'  "“Sf"* .  "= 

t'.n  „ii,  1 ...  ni"  to  Tl.ov  w>  P“  »«w6W. 

,lotiK  »„  th.i  ~»l  1  !»«  tl.nt  you  ,„v-y  t|aP  tnfoCTiin 

i..n  In  yo,.,'  i.oM,  JU«  .Uhl™  1101  “  ll"  S““ 

,  ,  ...  Jf-it  '7Y  libno  h/’thifj  tiii<>  /on  are  able  j 

aeaifit  as  any  frem  where  yo.i  sit  (7.  h«>.  >.  • 

Ho  ’sit; uri)',.'?  \  .  •  '  '  •  .  I 


lights,  and  th»  total  i.vwi.unt  xu  -ill,  is 


while  starting  the  cs.uion  "^0’ 
tHo  iisu«l  nortnov.  This  ost’imt’. 


,l'1  ■,.t4on  calculated  to  covor  (V>mi  Ufa 

i.'jiii/uiit  is  rU.iinsi.fiij.  J  allown .  I  for  froight 
foT-  bJoricul  libou nS-lijO.  and  «hout3«)7fS.  for 

i  doctrinal  ,■  wo  tor  aro'i  nnRinooVxng  oxj.orts 


*fih«  *h*fiA  wit h'  the.  wfr** 


ii’i.1  vo  will  clour  ox;  on  son  on  i  s? 
I  hope- you  will  ho  able  to  c«.mo  , 


- coMUonoiriy  to  « boom” , 
which  it  snows  to  wo 


Shorn  aro  f.ro  or  throo  more  contracts  ' 
y  liJioly  to  'gof.'.boforb;  cold  .math or  s'oi 


•:Oforo  wo  "tickin'  .unVHffSv/  work'  t'Koro  arc  a  lot  of  old 
‘WV  "  th,i  »">»■’  l»o  to  5ot  c>omM  ip;  ina-' 


k  bamw.^ti.  it  without  y«ur  max  stun 

./ill  -ho1  .tihlb  tu  com  had  hiiaxn? 

...  .Trusting  that  you  arc  rani 


v.'hon  do  you  thin);  ycj 


’■k-i'tly  Vrogr'osi.uiw;  towards”! 


( ^  ^  3  -  /-0  -  o  H- 


Oetobor  4th.  3 

A.  A.  Cc>v/1  of; ,  K«<i,  Rooty. 

’  Ansonia  H’-assi  Oontyir  Co, 

lu  Cliff  fit  root,,  City, 


T  oncloso  you  hnrowith  an  cirrlgr  f.ir  copoor  roils  to  bo 
sont  to  the  Mine  trie  Tulin  fioj-ipany^  VJiiJaci  rods  aro  to  go  in  tubes, 
which  will.  ..bo  laid  an  Wall  Rivdr,  midor  a  contract  wo  havo  with 
tho  Edison  Electric  T 1 1  ;u:ii  n  ii  tinr;  fl'onp  any  of  Pall  Rivor. 

“ '  ’  .  Tt,  is  vary  important  that  this  order  shoul  d  bo  pusJi'od  ; 

"forward  an  quickly  as  possible,  as  wo  have  but  a  comparifivoly 
short’  liiino  to  inako  up  tho  tubes  and  got  thorn  laid  before  frost 
conns  <>n,  v/ii  shall  thoroforii  bo 'glad  if  you  will  mako  an  oxtra 
effort  to ‘got  thora  out  ijuickly'-for  us. 

t  will,  call  down  Vb—tndrVbw'  and  show  you  Hi*.  Edison’  s 
contract’ with'  'tho  Wall  Riyor .  OoftfftaYty  anil  givb  you 'full  explanation 
as  to  tho.inat  tor,  which  X  fool  suYo  will  bo  ohtiroly  to  "your' 's'at- 
isfaljtlu'n,  H’s  the  parties  in  j^arogt  with  us  in  this  matter; 'tiro 


.(§  "S3  *  l  o  -  o  if 


October  •tt'i. 


nr  b'O  3 ,  Rfi.i. 
city  Hotel, 

v/il  lifu.isport, 


Ponaa, 


UoarfJlr:- 


•  ■  '  -  T  aV|  in  ronnxjit  of  your  lot, tor  of  yesterday’  s  date,  and 

in  ^ojiiy  Woi;  to  state  that  T  did  not  intend  ray  lottnr  of  tho  dnd. 
inst.  to  bo  interpreted  an  a  censure,  X  .iridoavorod  simply  to  point’ 
out  tho  Mistake  v/hioh  any  one  dl'srt,’  pi  abort  in  thw  samo  position, 
would  bo  liable  to  c.MMit.  see  that  t.) 

delays  as.  Vo  cards  Maps,  and  wifrralso  have 
before  sohdint'  thorn  to  you. 

.  v'~  '  t  send  you  by  this  mil,  under  no  pari 

Jock  Haven  with  tho  rod  linos  prop  dr  ly  shown  fih 
'  T  have  your  tolejiraw  or  to-aays  n«*v«* 
wovo  .conriilod  to  draw  at  siii'it pVdVn.it. 'd Olay,  vhicgfi™'' fa* 
instance  is  quits  satisfactory. 

■Vo;V  truly  yours 


-v’ 


s  data  statirif' 

.cJiyVn- 

W 


O.Ct.t, 


'  /  S’  §  ]3>  —  /  o  ~  o  i~i~ 

a  fictubor  ,4th.  3 

■  P.  .  B.  .Khav/,  Ksq. 

,  Ponnrt. 

- ’ 

Do'iir  Sir:  7 

.  i  h«v»  youv  3  ottor  of  'Wo ill  to.,  ami  in  i'or>3y 
boy  "t'o>tat.n  tljav  T.  v/ill  bo  ili  WjXliniiistk.r t  on  Hominy  noxt,  tbo 
iiivli.  intjb.,  vrhoro  t  s]ia3.3  havo  imoh  nloaauro  in  motini-  you. 

.  vory  truly' "yours, 


I  $5$  •£-  /i&r-o&f. 


js,  i\,  PlfUsun, 


.7.  .Ion)  . <5, 


^ .  iVonv  R«U»int- 

(iouvnud  hnn  jus f.  booh  in  horo  an<l  is  »o 
-tuo  ■  lnnbosvn  n.u.1-  shoo!  1[  ooulml 


thUCM  spot,,  to  you  »»»4nPK3>  “1-  *>» 

o,.(|.,T  u.ui.yutun.1  l.i=  py.,Pou«I„n  £..  h»  '«*  «"  “""“W 

„r  Kuvooo  should  Wo  l,a)T  u*  nto,:J  toil  ho  W»».  M  f. 

ou  count  or  -ho  (WWM.  lli'SS  W'««#  $»••«?*»«* 
you  'mill  .himsolf.  M.1J  W  »»  ***wMM*f  ln  X,i’ 

inuttoy'  .11  ri n 1  '.l.uui,  to-monvovi  nonninii,  So  tiiut  T  mu 

ioooM.jry  piip.jro  >>vnpnff>4  Tr  -  »i»  wHWrtw  ™» 
viitl,  u'oiiyauU,  T  „))  on-Wtoi-  to  W,«  ®M  tow,  to  ooniiijaWn,!  «k> 
you)  onpuhity  you  holyl  n  ivosidont  of  tho  lluronoiUi  rolophonn 
Company'  and  n  pa-ty  ininnootnrt  VW  WWW*  »»  ♦>»*  *? 

w  obtain,  I  thiol  Mint; ?«  '.Is «■'  •>»»»«  »  >-m  *  >;u"" 

tOl-IUU  l-VO  tho  lui-opoin  tlinp  ioy  'to  po'orui.blo,  us  othovuioo  tho  U.lttOI  | 
.liijafi'liiit  Mil  if  tuaiM  11?  ' 

-  -  T  ,111  an  orUor  ■  this  nothin,.:  for  U'i,onii  lamps  run  UoVlin 

and  iI.'IWO  lmps'roi-  Ion, ion.  Hi'o  Bnl  »"»'  10  1,1 

of  iur  rodliotion  in  toniis,'  -MM*  «#»  W«>  «* 


1  B  o  tj- 


tho  printers,  hut  you  must,  blomo  tho  raxti-nsa  company  anil  not  our  ■ 
offj.cn,  as  it,  wan  all  •sent,  off  ”fr»iV horn  oil  ’I’uosilavi 


-  'pjoaso  v/iro  iao  statin?;  absolutely  /Ivin  you  v/ill  liii  bad. . 

T  /ont  around  to  son  Mrs.  Kclison  thin  j.mrnini;  and  sjio 
'sooiu.'j  S  cunfiidovably  ■  bettor,  Mho  is  going  to  novo  this  aftornbonj 
ah> ( ' t J i ■ )., lo/i to >•  has  undertaken  to  accdiij.aiv  hoi-,  in  «aso  of  any' 
wishap.  J  shall  vivo' you  tto-'nWfih't'  'seating  v/h'nthor.  tho  moving  ' 

proved  /.l  iqad van  t  ug  nous  to  h'dr  'off  no  f . . 

...  I  have  tho  honor  to  fro '('a  "la  Anglaiso),  sir, 

•  '  '  Your  non  t  uborliYirit.'  •and  faithful  Sorvnife&:. 


-  ;  . . •  •  '  • . •  . : .  . . 7 fe 'g'VTo -cs- 

.  October  .'3th/  i  •  3.  . 

John  P.  Smith,  Rstji  •  ' 

145  Hast  53rd ,  Street,  City. 

boar  Sir:- 

■  y  house,  2. >  Orni.ierey  Park,  is  no to  empty,  anil  T  shall 
bo  «.il.ni|  if  you  will.  sou  to  +J»o  uatohlnj*  or  same,  and  prevent  your 
hill  at  the  above  address  each  month. 

■Tours  truly,- 


V^-E'S-  to-  OS"  .! 

October  5th.-  3 

Kriond  IiiVach:  - 

.  .  ;-  '  •  ■  ■  | 

I  .solid  you  herewith  nri  ihtorbstinB  article  suitablo 
for  yoiir.  columns'  on  "ntirago  iinttorios”  wri.uon  by  S4n  Sponsor 
Hordon  of  Kail  niyor,  who  sent  it,  to  mo  and  'ask oil  my  opinion. 

T  think /it  a  very  correct  article  arid  thought  possibly 
-that  you  mifiht  like  to  publish  it, 

Vo ry  truly  yours, 

..  i'.'&ji 
4  •  . 


-  to.-  os 

.  October  .'5th.  fl. 

.  .trios  ilatchelor,  fis<i. 

.  I'aris,  l-'vanco, 

near  ai'rtr 

’  lloforrinc  to  a  cabin  confirmed  ola'ov/hovo,  T  boi:.  to 
inform  y«,j  Shat  T.  wired  you  with  relation'  to  the  Aminat  on 
.Sima  engine  at  tho  request-  oi'  I'ov,  Howard  arid  Mr.  Sims. 

-  ‘"hoy  do  nut  understand  why  you  are  unaM  o  to  deal  with 
Arming ton,  and  if  your  people  are 'rfbally  anx'ious  to  cot  tho  engine, 

I  can  mah'q  "favor ablo  'toms  liovjJ.'  • 

.  Vory  truly  yours,. 

^Hs 


•"is -*3-  10-  OS- 


October  :5th. 


.  '  ’’  -3. 


J.  U.  Mackenzie,  Rail. 

400  Vanderbilt  Avonao, 

Brooklyn.,.  W.V,''  '  " 

Hoar- Sir:- 

X  wrote  you  sometime  ago  asking  for  tho  recipe -for  tho 
tlur  J  Icnting  ink  which  wo'  used  to  mat  a  up  at  Menlo.  X  havo  n./rat 
tins  writing  rocoivod  tho  same,  and  if  you  will  again  so  far 
oblige  mo  X  shall  bo  clad  if  you  will  lot  mo  havo  tho  receipt. 

‘/ory  truly  /ours, 


f 


•Tosoph  s,  KerroU,  I'sg. 


ISS--3- 


'ip 


October  :>th.  Uiitt 


"oo thvurk  foundry  $  -'ueh'ino  no. 
4;*o  v/ashiniitun  Avonuo, 


J’hilnrtolphia,  ;  onna. 


Your  favor  of  tho  Urd.  inst,  cruno  to  hand  during  tho 
afcsoncb  of  Mr.  Kdison  and  1,1/solf  from  town.  X  returned  thin  Morn¬ 
ing  but  Mr.  Kdison  will  not  bo  ban);  until  next  v/ook. 


I  ^ogrot  vory  much  that  you  should  fool,  corapollod  to 
write  a  1  attar  in  tho  spirit  in  which  you  havo,  and  can  .assure 
you  that  tho  soft tlo.-iont  of  tho  mat  tor  •would  havo  boon  nadir  ore  this 
had  not  circumstances  absolutely  prevented  Mr.'  Kdison  fron  doing  so. 


Mr.  Kdison  has  boon  away  a  vary  groat  final  lately  and"  sc 

/Lm  ... 

havo  T,  and  it^so  happened  that  y/o  havo  sol  don  boon  horn  at  tho 
s  uno  time  and  havo  therefore  boon  unable  to  discuss  th.o  matter 
of  your  outstanding  claim  and  arrnngojl  sdttl omont. 


At,  this  writing  > 


i  impossible  for  i 


flu 

•  mak  qy  a  s> 


wlC 


tlomont,  but  T  can  promise  to  hdr/d  von  to-morrow  a  note*  for  :52,O00. 
and  possibly  Sr>on.  «oro.  Tho  no  to  will  bo  that. of  tho.  Kdison. 
Company  for  Isolated  lighting,  with. tin  Kdison’ s  endorsement,  and 
I  Trust  that  you  will  take  this  as  an  earnest  of  our  dosiro  to 
mnk'o  a  so ttl omont  with  you  as  oarly.as  possible. 

X'  shall'  ho  glad  if  you- v$ll  wire  nio  in  tho  morning  sta- 


latisractur/ 


nngino  nt  nooiroJc  Si 


'on.Vty  for 


f  M’  no  thine  has 


.’<Iono  than* 


rs  xi-/o 


October  (Jth. 


!l.  Uv/olloy,  .in,  Ken.  Troas,- 

Kdison  Bloc  tri*!_  il  luraj-iiutiJu;  (lu< 

Ral\  Hivo'-,  ,  t  .Hassj 

i)oar  Sir:- 

.1-  bon  to  ael.nbv/lodgo  V/i'tli  thanks  your  favor  of  tho  otk 


inst*  o.nclyaini!  copy  of  tho  rifjrVoi'jaiit  'button  us  duly  oxcutod, 
also  your  chock  for  S4,l*J0,J*Iif  tho  sumo  boinp  ton  por  cont  of 
t'ho  amount  of  our  ostimuto. 

'  •  Vary  truly  yours, 


0  (a 


i  2  'S  3 '  /  d  -  <s  4 


Octobor  »)th. 


0,  '.7.  Rogers,  Mfj'i.  Vino  I'i’oat, ,  • 

iilnetruo  Rail. my  Oo.  of  Tho  U.S. 

"ilH f»  liil.U  ding,  .City. 

Dortv  'Sirs-  ‘ 

"'hi b  will  introduce  to  you  '.;r.  !?.'  Pratt  of  Jomloti,' 
w!«J  is  desirous  of  loo). .in;;  into  th/i  mutter  of  o.loctric  railroads. 

tf  you  have  tjio  railway  'at  jfonlo  Park  xn  operation  iuul 
can  arrange  wi tb  )u.n  to  sfln  it,' T'sHull  ost/oou  it  a  favor. 

Vary  truly  yours, 


I  ^  2>‘-  /  a  -  c  c, 


z&JLAJ 


October  Oth. 


A,  Stuart,  esq.  .Secty. '  - 

Cincinnati,  Ohio.  ' 

My  convince** ,  Mo  dye",  writes  mo’ from  \k run,  Ohio,’  .-inti 
says,...  a  "i’.  -Sebum}, or,  t.ho  Prohibition  Oandidato  for  liovcmor  -of 
Ohio  and  the  lav*'osi  property  owner  in. the  city  of  .Akron,  "/on,  when 
Mr.  Dyer  first  not  him,  on  tho  point  of  purchasing  .a  .1  >0  lif-ht 
Pr.ii3h-.‘>wan  plant  for  his  mil 3  and' .office  and  intended  to  use  a 
stofjyo  battery  in  connection  ’MTth  s  um..  Mr.  byor  snyo  that  ho 
has  demonstrated  to  Mr.  fichiinnkor  tho  inefficiency  of  those  bat t dr¬ 
ibs,  and,  furthermore,  states  that  yon  will  ’fin’d'  x t  advantageous  to 
opon  communication  with  him(  Schuiiiaher )  as  early  as  possible. 

.  .  nor’ardiny  tho  500  light  plant  for  Middletown  for  which'  I 
was  to  send  you  an  estimate  this  weak,  in^,«sri  engineer,  fir.  Camp¬ 
bell  .is  st. >1.1  confined  to  the  house  through’  illness.  I  have; 
however,  .had  tho  estimate  pro; ’’bred  "arid  it  is  nearly  completed. and~ 
will  be  forwarded  to  you  on  Monday.  You  will  no  doubt  understand 
•'  from  'Oils  that  the  the  delay1  was  unavoidable. 

Very  truly  yours, 


/■  9  ^  "s '  /  c>- 

October  7th.  Hina. 


Southwark  foundry  £  Haehino  Co.  • 

.430  ’-'.'ah  ins  ton  Avonuo, 

Phil a.  Poana. 

'5)o  ar  Sir3!- 

I  rocoivod  your  tolo.-rran  you  tor-lay,  and  have  tho  ploas- 
ura  to  oneloso  you  horos/ith  noto  :'or  :>J,000.  of  tho  iJdisun  Oo/.ipany 
for  Isolated  ’.l-htihc  ondorso'd  by  Hr.  Kdaao-i,  who  has  roturnod  to 
tho  City., tins  Corning.  -  ' 

1*1  oa3o  credit  this  to  tho  account  oi‘  tho  lid i son  Haehino 

Works. 


Very  truly  your 

M 


•I  S  ^  3  -  /o-o 7 


bar  tftt 


Vi,  K.  krO  Witter,  V  s  q  . 


Tn  reference  to  •; '  canvass  of  «ow  Orleans,  wo  boi;  ?•«  say 
that  -wo  would  advise  not  laahini;  this  at  present.  '.Vo  think  it 
would  bo  ilcsiriibl  o  to  wait  until  the  St. Louis  business  is  so  1 61 id' 
before  Roinp:  to  the  expense  of  .-r.akiTi;!  uthdr  canvasses  in  the  South, 
as  it  is  guv  desire  to  keoj  tiics  expense  down 'to  thu  lowest  possi¬ 
ble  fipiivo  and  not  make  cany asses  except  wfidn 'wo  a-o  quite  sure 
that  money  will  come  from  them.'  'Mf,  however, Captain  Hoff  inner,  is 
•will  inn  to  pay  for  this  canvass  ‘of  Nov/  Orleans,  wo  will  of  course 
rr.akc  lt  und.or  lus  instructions,  but  otherwise  wo  would  prefer  not 
lankiiif;  it  for  the’ present. 

Very  truly • yours, 


IBS  3>-"/  o-o  $ 


October  tith, 

v/astorn  Electric  Co.  • 

'■ii-'iij  Mov/  (jjurcb  .Street,  'Uity.  • 

•  Hoar  Kira:—  ' 

Hoforrin,*  to  your  drdor  JJo.007,  under  dato  of  October 
4th.  and  which  wo  roturn^hor;3wi'tThV  wo  very  much  ror-rot,  to  st*t.a 
that  wo  have -not  rot  on  hand  tth'd  carbon's. which  you  doaire,  and  as 
'  wo.Imyo  b.rdKon  uj-  our  laboratory  wo  have  discon-.tiriuod  inaftiri,/  .th'am. 

V/ouJd  it  not  bu  jo. esi bio  for  /mi-tu  ii,i|  ■,  shesu  /ours  ;1- f 
v/o  should  much  proror  you  to  doal  with  tho  matter  in  this  mannorv 
'  VoVy  truly  your. >3,  ‘ 


Enelosuro, 


I  1.0- 


Octobur  »th.  ft 


Rjfomnjj  so  Shu  att'achod  tolo.-ra:.;  f: 
of  Khu  Javfrouco  boupany,  dooa  /our  bod  for  tho  : 
ground  conductors  taho  1:1  th i>  oxibnoion  Jin  lord 
l-loa3'j  lot  :ao  hava  a  rgply  by  boar  or. 

•Vary  .truly  youra, 


nonal  undor- 
irs  to? 


iSS3'  lo-  05. 

c tuber  Oth.  '  3 

"l-'oci-btwy," 

i-Mison  Klee  trie  I-ii/ht  f  Jo . ,  limited, 

Tendon,  FI,  ii.  Kni; :  and.’ 

i Map  "Six*:-  1 

Vo  bo; ;  to  aolouvl.  odp.)  receipt  o('  your  lottos  of  tho  ■ 
-lith.  ul  to. ,  signori  h /  i.ir.  Claud  dc oJjt  cover  i-ap  orders  JJos.  ii.ll  and 
03  3. 

Tho  reduction  in  11  rid  on  for  lumps  was  made  subjoct  to 
ordor3  being  given  un  for  10, one  -lamps.'  Tho  prions  quo  tod  to  you 
.  v/oro  ' figured  down  as  low  ah  possible,  provided  lupins  v/ore  o'-Morad 
in  tho  quantities  named.  It  is  quite  inponsihle  for  us  to  vary 
tho  of  for  Mailo  to  you  in  our  favor  of-  tin)  13t.li.  ulto.,  and  unions 
you  arc  prepared  to  onlor  in  accordance  v/ith  that.  Totter,  tins  pri-. 
cos  Must  stand' th-i  some  as  those  riven  to  you.  Thom  i s  not  suf— 
ficiont  war  pin  in  t'-e  manufacture  of  lamps  to  allow  of  any  modi¬ 
fication,-  , ml nss  upon  tho  quantities  stated  to  you  in  ours  of  tho 
T-!th. 

Vo  accordingly  cabled  you  to-day  that  we  CouT  d  only  fill 
the  orders  at  tho  old  prices,  unless  you  wore  prepared  to  pivo  us 


A.  UJi.-iyh, 


Octubor  Liih. 


i’S  hoar  Hva.  Edison:-  . 

Can  I  soil  tha  gray  pony  ana  tho  ohildron* 3 
v/afjpn  and  brovrii  harnasa  for  C100.7  This  13  the  'boat  of  tor  that 
I  can  got  for/ it.  Johnny  tott'aflfo  that  tho  -./agon  is.  vary  wad* 
dilapidated  and  tho  pony  13  v/orth  comp ari t  i  vol J  littlo.  "  ‘  ’  ■ 

Moasa  gi'va  wo  an  ans-./or  by  boar  or,  as  T  v/aut  to  ropiy  " 
to  tho  off oi*  to-day. 

7.  v/xll  try. to  got  around  to  300  you  this  ovonihg. 

Vory  truly  yours, . 


\  S^3-'Q. 


I  enclose  jo  u  horo'with  two  blue  prints,  showing  .ft 

foundations  of  she  Pall  ilivar  building  and  the  o ‘.1  ■  o i-  tho  li an oral 
i’ntorTial  arrangement  of  Sim.  station.  I  also  attach  an  office 
■  ’copy  of  uu?  estimate,  and  would  cal)  you;*  attention  S.j  She  fact 


dynai.iv 3  and  steam  and  exhaust  piping,  so  shut  Shore  will  bo  no 

dolay.  when  you  aro  ready  So  hiv'd  'dd  'ship  thi3  material.  'Jta  have 

a] so  orderod  foundation  caps,'  bolts  and  v/aehers. 

«r  ;  '■  Referring  So  tho  column  for  not' -oast,  do  you  not  ihinfc  it 

be.  a  Rood  idea' for  you  SO  fill  m  opposit  each' item  ( th'tf ' 

"*oxbc  S  cdat  .of  which  i3  on),y  accossiblo  So  you)  the  actual  amount 

'  oxpondod  in  connection  with  sumo.  I  refer  So  foundations,  boiler 

' .  hoarth,  cost  of  hoist  lag  a  guying,’  s  tael;,'  and  you  might  also  giro 

tho  cost  of  tho  labor  in  connection  with  S!io  hanging  and  diroct 

o.f  stoaia  and  exhaust  piping  fie.’  ’ '  'This  would  prove  t.-  be  vary 

valuable  information  to  ii3  and  wo  shall  bo  glad  if  you  will  fi. 

•  ‘those  costs  as  accurately  aa  possible. 

Vary  truly  yours, 


3  ?  3 -/  o  -  o§ 


Octobor  tith.  ,  3 


'  v.rujy  yotu-s, 

M 


I8S3-  /o-oS 


■  .  Octobor  Uth.  fl 

0.  A.  Moor ass,  Bsq. 

Kristi  ansund,  Korway. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Kofori'jnn  to  ,/our  favor  of  Octobor  <5th. ,  t  bop  to 
inform  you  that  sho  instrument  you  rafor  to  for  tho  assistance  of 
(loaf  people  v/as  never  perfected,  ov/inp  to  my  havinij  to  rivo  my 
attontion  to  othor  matters.  I  hopo,  however,  at  somo  'futuro  day 
to  talco  it  up  and  deal  with  it1  Spain,  but.  at  this  v/ritinp  cannot 
say  v/hon  -it  will  bo.' 

V/ith  relation  to  electric  liphtinp,  T  t.hinl  tho  "boat 
thinj;  you  can  do  iu  to  write  to  Mr.  Malloy,  who  will  doub tloss 
communicate  v/itli  you  and  r’.ivo  you  tho  information. 

Vary  truly  yours, 


CBS'S-  io  -  o Y' ; 


Octobor  tjth. 


'  to  hand  during 


A.  i:isso3l,.  !^.lp 

l.noxvillo,  Tonn. 

Your  favor  of  tho  ;iyd.  inob. 
absonoo  >'rbj:i  tovu 

•  '"'vlr-'  T  b0;:  Vr#  «"i  «W  ■";»/  Sl.it  ft  -nula 

till. o  i'll  it JH  is  t.,  liivt  .  it . .  'tiiVtf,  ft  tit,  tuivn  M.-tio,  ,-in.l 

lif  tl'l  .lit  i  t'f'f  ftlt.iftlrl  IMt.;  ......  I .;.U|.j,’  ...  ,liaa,,or>  , 

Th.ir.1  fi.it.:  I...  .1.,  iV)co>,a.ity  ft  .  .  loi.t.-i.  .  ... 

fun  the  *tati„n,  n„„  ,,  ^  wftp. 

io.it.  a. mar,  with  .10.0  liuhts,  on. »«*i„  nil,.  i„„o  =n„  la.uotton 

With  1000  oro  .-.in  by  t  f.  non,  tho  Motonnnn  holoin..  .......  ...  .  ....... 

rnin./i  1,'.U.  tail!  io  P.„.,  ,rtor  .,1,10,,  !io„y  «,  min  Iom  ls 
off,  tho  o,,Si„,o-  Wlw  .if  tl)„ 

U!1  **  ln  1,1  **•  'itVMsJi.i.tho  i.oto-wori:,  bWikosp- 

inB,  oollorts  bills  om  turns  t.V,  risiisy  „,r  to  «,,,  If isufsy  of  ' 
tho  Sob,,™,,.  a,  .4*  Iivln,;  is  **,  by  u  local  ,.ia..,bsr,  „h0 
is  taught  tha  v/o.r3i  by  our  o:<iioyts’y/hu:n  v/o  nond  bn.'  it  is  y0,.y  .  ■ 

bad  policy  to  -havo  tho  local  comply  do  any  of  tho  i.osido  v/ir.av/brk, 

'as  if  they  do  tho  consumers  vill  .J^y  0ff  tho  ii;!hi;  against  tlidir 
wars  bill.  • 


J 


1 8  Z  3'  / o-  o 

October  Oth.  IUIjH., 

onotav  Sol dnn,  Esq.  Kupt. 

104  Coord-.  fit, roe t ,  city. 


fhoc  to  give  you  below  an  ox  (root  i'ron  -i  lottor  which 
Ur.  iiili non  has  rocoivod  from  Hr.  catchteur;-- 

“  100  lirtht  inachino.  T  havo  just  altorod  an  .1  to  piyo. 
loo  lamps  quite  easy  and  it  worfcs  very  •.■rail  indeed. 

Armature;-  v/oiirid  like  a  H 
1U  v/iros  No.  lo  each  c-il.  ' 

,  resistance  0.030  ohms. 

Each  core  wound  with  103  jbs.  No. lit  v/iro, paper 
*  on  core  but  after  tho  bottom  layer  no  paper. 

A  The  v/iro  .panes  through  a  hot  solution  of  piira- 

■fin'and  rosin  on  the  .1  athri  dura  rip  winding,' 

Tost,  1,200  turns 

140  Araporos.  ;  •  . 

110  Volta. 

K  Dynamo.  I. havo  a]  t.orod  all  tho  R  dynamos',  v/o  had 
cowmoncod  to  f'ivo  logo  turns  instoad  of  2200  which  is  u  speed 
which- gives  no  satisfaction  in  the  hands  of  tho  public. 

Annaruro:-  Instead  of  2  v/iros  «  turns  around  I  make  2 

•/ires  12  turns  around,  this -mo):  os  tho  armature  more  resistance 'but 

v/o  can  easily  sell-  thorn  at  that." 

Yours  truly, 


l$S3-  16-0^ 


October  8th,  3 

T-.  "I.  Serf  oil,  Ksq, 

140  Nassau  St  root,,  '  'City, 
boar  Sir:-'  _ 

T  do  not.  think  thorn  is  any  necessity  to  6 at  o  an  appeal 
in  dm  first  count'  of  thn  Nicholson  case, 

Vo ry  truly  yours, 


.  Ac  Ijijljor  Oth. 

(ioor'io  '•!.  ",'ilbur,  Jtaij, 


c’Ivj  17,  ,j,  Jonhs, 


Yours  truly, 


(2  S3 '  !C-0<=\ 


October  ut,h. 


Frank  Mar:',  Ksq.  Troas. 

Kdison  Klee  trie  T3 Jural natinp  «o. 

>  ’  Kunhury,  I’onna. 

-of  or  fin/:  to  your'  favor  of  the  Hrcl.  October  mcloainp 
parupraph  from  the  "Public  ?  orl(>or” ,  1  bop  to  infom  you  that,  there 
v/as  no  five,  except  in  a  service  pipe.  four  foot  underi-rround  and 
yhoro  the-.  no  safety  ,0  fire  can  or  has  over  happened 

la  our  district,  and  vo  have-  reduced  the  av.o-apo  fires  thirty  five 
jior  cent  - v/i  thin  the  area  vo  arc  no  v  ]ii>htiri/>. 

Vory  truly  yours, 


.  l  ^  "2  3-  I  o- 


•uth  yo'i—s  o-;  u’V’  a  account,  so  ‘this  el  oars -us.  off  until  October  1st 
I  also  enclose  yoU  'a  -.hr  jo  uontns  noto  for  &4,»)U.u:3.  • 

I  mu]: a  this  amount"  up  us  follov/st- 
$1, -ISO. 4.1  amount 
Uon  lopurtmout,  aecv 
your  firm  by  uuv  •Jons 

books..  This 'leaves.  ti'd'tCToi'oric'j t  of.  J5310.-.01  duo  to  you  aeevrdi 
to  your  books,  'and  which  wo- do  riot  appear  lit  this  writing  to  ha 
on  our  books.  \  Mr.  Tata  will  oommunieiita.  with  you  flaring _  sho  wo 


o  our  books  arid  £7:30.10  amount  duo 
!.i  ■iopurtmont ,  also  according  to  out 


•with 


'  to  : 


•aightorun,-: 


will  sndoavor 


>  hand. ..you  : 


)Cl'\ 


uv  tho  bail  a’ 


\ 


1  also  •mdloao.  you  a  chock  for  oa  account  of 

your  account  against.  Oho  Udison  Kloetric  Light  company.  You  - 
should  send  somo  ono  Xip- to.  sign,  a  vouchor  for  this.  •  . 

Will  you  plaaan.  sand  ad  a  chock,  for  31,400. ,  in  return 
•  for,- tho  chock  which  I  gayo  you  b'ri  Saturday.  .1  will  deposit  that 
‘  chock  to-day,  with  tho  ono  dUnow.havo  horror  $O0y. ,  litu  this  ' 


V'2%'3-  I  o-  <sc>i 


Octobor  9th,  3 

,  Hoaoh,  Kaq, 

'■fM  Broadway,  fli  ty, 

Hir:~ 

Roforrinp  .to,  yours- ol‘  tho  uth.  mat.,  I  vail  find  out, 
tho  mi f, or  of  hho  artiolo  whothor  ho  would  lijco  his  nano  pub- 
id.  •!;/  itnprossion  is  that  ho  would  prof  or  to  as  sumo  a  nom  do 


I  S2' i  -  !o- 

No w’York,  October  Sutn.  luuu. , 

iossrs.  0.  K,  (iouraud,  Joshua  Prank J  in  Hailey  *  Thoodoro  Puskas, 

.  Hear  :>irn;- 

■i'lvi  und.irsii»nod  acting  fur  and  by  authority 

of  the  Edison  Telephone  Ooinpor:/  of  Europe,  limit  ad,  and  also  for 

himself  individually  as  co-vendor  uiidn’-  the  mt  moment  dated  loth. 

Nov -mhor,  lat.l,  botvoon  'I'.  A.  Prison,  Tho  Edison  ■I’oJo'i.ho.i-t  doiri- 

j.any  of  Eu*op  Tii.-iit-id  and  others,  and  the  ■•Mlson-du'/or-Hrfll 

Tel 6)  hone  Oomj.  any  of  Europe,  J  am  tad,  you  airs  hereby  authorised, 

and  diroe  tod  to  transf  er  tho  17:5,000  shaves  of  tno  iWison-Oo-voi— 

■boll  Telephone  Company  of  Europe,  limited,  iio.vhsb-indind  m  your 

namo.  into,  tho  names  acid ‘to  the  amounts  as  follo.'/s,  via;— 

1.  Tho  Edison  Tol'ojslioHo-  Co;  ‘of.  Europe, 

Iiimi  tod. . . UH.OOO 

•  Z.  Thomas  Alva  Edison.  . . *W,7.50 

;5.  iioorco  Edv/ard  douraud .  <>1,UJ0'  • 

<1.  Theodore  Puskas . ; . -i,dOo 

d.  ■  Joshua-  Prank  lm  i; ail  ay . . 

.  17:5,000 

V/itncss.  The  Edison  Telephone  Oompany  of  Europe,  J.id. 

'  '  President.  ' 


v/itnoss. 


I&£3-/  o-/<3 

'  Ocfcobor-lOth. 

liustav  fwj]  il.in,  dag.  jiupt. 

104  Go or ok  St  root','  dity.  '  . 


Dour  Sir;-  . 

IKjro  in  an  extract  i‘rom  our  in.i toyman  at  Shaniokin, 


“I  have  fit  tod  to  ono  of  tiio  dyuiur.o  t:  a  couple  of  strap's 
by  .which  , tho  brush  os  may  bo  raisoJ  from  fcho  commutator  -//non  ah’ut- 
t  mg  ' down.  Tho  arrangement  is  as  in  tin)  following  sketch. 


All  the  is  necessary  is  tv  pull  tho 
st'rup  and  catch  tho  ring  over-. end 
’  nbu'j;.'  Above  ttno'  ring  is  placod  a  •. 
buckle  to  allow  of.  adjusting  the  ■  ' 
lift.  At-  tho  ond  of  oach  strap- 'id'1' 
a  small  stick  which  Jye  caught  unddn 'tho  brushos  (as  shown  at  V/.  /.  ) 
•  -  Tho  'fdfldrd  'aro  serowod  to  tho 

' ' ! ( wee don  ‘diido  ‘of  ’BHd'  dynamo.  There  is 
'dtWiiilh;  slack  '-to  allo  w  of  shifting 
tho  brushoo  when  necessary  'dufitig  a  ' 
run.  .Tho  arrangement  work  a  easily  and  tho  entire  cost  is  ade'U  t 
"$,00. \  ;Wh.p.t  .'do  you  think,  of  tho  idea?* 


( “B '%  3  o  -  )  q 


Oo tabor  loth* 

’  .3t«4  Avonuo  U,  .;ity. 

I.  ban  to  juva  yuJ  balow  ax trass  from  a  latto?  rasaiva 


“'•'bn  copper  wires  on  thd  :)  light  platas*  as  yu.S  k'ao  •/,  ai 
ozfira  long  to-  allow  for  tho  aridl'l  jilaBa.  '  This  is  all  right,  but 
j.ifsi'giniiiui  has  sent  ma  a  lot  of 'l'i  'l'lyiiis  aaisxa  plates  v/lucii  for 
sown  roason  are  fitted  with  -i  light  copper  wiros/ao  thattogde 
.thorn  into  ,tho  motor  thay  :;iU3 1  bo  out  tlo'.vn,  and  v/a  a  anno  t  7/ast  ci‘  Ci 
in  sonding  thoso  bad];  bat  this  3hould  not  hapfJon  a,^ain.  Th'3 
light  oopporo .  also '  you  -romombar  aro  too  short.'*  " 

'"^v>  ’ '  Vary 't'raly_yo,ura,S''-. 


IS  S3 -16- ,0 


October  10  th. 

Messrs.  Stlgrnan  <  Mc.Carty,-- 

HroY/noavillo,  '  Texas.'  ■  •  • 

Hoar  Sirs:- 

Reply  inf;  to  your  favor  of  the  ;47th. September,’ 'Y/o  bag 
to  say  that  at.  Sunbury,  Pinna,  v/a  hnvo  installed  a  :300  Rdiso'n  ' ' * 
HlictHo  light  Plant,  the  ‘cost  of  Y/ltich,'  -with  building  and  ovory- 
f.hing  i  ut  uj.'  co!!iplota,  -was  J514;Y500. ;  .  at  Shamokin,  Ponna.  wo  have 
a  l'JOO  light  plant,  tho  ccidt  ''diV  sums  ooripl  ote‘'bomg  Si-Mi,  000;  and 
we  have  also,  a  lUno  light  plant  'at  uroc'lf  fieri,  Which  was  installed 
at  a' coot  of  SSI, 000,  .  All  t'hdid ’plants  are  v/drKing  perfectly, 
arid  “doristiraors  of '  tho  light  nay  that  thoy  aro  thoroughly  satisfied 
’•with  'it  'and  -would  not  on  any  account  use  "as  when  they  can'  obtain 
' oar  "ii'glit. •  '  . 

y/q  would  suggest 'your  Sending  maps  of  both  tho  .towns 
mpntioriod  in  your  letter,  arid  if  possible' 'stop  ■  the  operations  of 

the  are  light  people.  . .  '  " 

Very "t'riily  yoiirs, 


- 1  la 


"E,  .11.:' Iqrd,  Esq.  TrOas. 

Edison  Eloctric  Illuminating 
Jav/ronco,  Mass. 

'Hoar  S'i'r:- 


Octobor  10th,  3 


X  -T.n  in  rocoipt  or  your  toDograra  or  last  night  'statiiic 
that  tho  refilling  or  tha  tranches  is  unsatisfactory.  f  also 
roooiYoit  'another  toJorrraia  and  lofctdr  from  you  this  morning  in 
roforonew  to  tho  oxtonsion  of  yoiir  syhtom  on  both  sides  of  'Ess ox 


T  have  roforrod  this  •'itifi  tho  mattor  Of  thd’%i^gi;iafac't;6ry 
refilling  of  tho  tggnehos  to  tha  Electric  Tuba  .Company,  v/lio  v/il] 
instruct  thair  foreman. at  Jay/ronco  to  havo  this  work  p-oporlir-l&nq. 
Tho  thrao  100  light  motors  //hi efi  you  ask  fo.r  will  bo 


'  Very  'truly  yotirsy 


V 


1?83-  io 


October  10th. 


1'.  J;  fjj-ragiio,  Kaij, 

'■  Hotnl  bolnont, 


ovfit.h  V.iapn  of  Mi'ddlotov/n,  Ohio  and 


Toiira  truly, 


I  283-  lo-ii'ci 


October  l'Oth.  3 


Messrs.  iiorpmann  A  i!o.  , 

Avonuu  Bt  1  city.''  ' 

Doar,  Sirs:- 

Soforrinf*  to  your  invoice  of  October  i>th.  for  ono  wain 
ampere  indicator  for  Sham*  in,  which  appears  to  have  boon,  ofeid rod 
by  Mr.  Andrews,  wo  uah  in  future  that  you  would  not  accept  orders 
for  material  on  account  of  the  <;onstruc,tion  Department' unless  thoy 

nnvor  know  whan  material  is  ’ooj.nn  ‘auppliod  for  our  stations 
Vo;ry"6»4dly  yours, 


/ 


ISS5-/a-  /  o'> 


October  10th. 


olid. (if  .which  i 
tjio  either  by  i 


invoices  from  i.lciie 
jrwardod  to  Shamoki 
a  this  office  Srid 


v/.  Andrew*), .  Beq. 

care  -I,  .1.  .looks,'  Manapor, 
t; rock  ton,  nans. 

»ejir  Sir:- 

t  i’ll  in  receipt  this  mornint!  of  tw< 

Hor/'r.mim  .<?  Co.,  each  for  an  ampere  indicator  i 
is  boon  supplied  by  an  order  frt 

irbal  order  from  yourself.  Y. 

V/e  do  no.t  understand  what  use  ydii  ‘can  have- at  rfha-aokm  . 
for  two  omporo  indicators.  1  ‘ 

In  future  when  you  require  matori.il Y^p^^^iart'jiMYprofor 
,  you  to  vplaco  your  orders  through  the  .modlum  of  this  office,  as  it 
■'Id  impossible  for  us  to  keep  track  of  our  business  unloss  Wd  krid'w 
^exactly  what  is  Roinp  oh.  -  >  . 

.  '  ‘  Vo  tty?  Cnil'y  yours,  ' 


^  3-  t  &-(  c> 


Electric  Yu bo  »Jo. 

'Jj  Washington  Street,  '  city. 

Doar  ilirs:-.  ... 

J  am  thi3  ao ruing  ih  ‘receipt  of  a  latter  from  tha 
Treasurer  ofntho  lawaaoo  Company  stating  that'  their  system  must  . 
ba  oxfcondad  on  both  sidosof  Essex  Street. 

,\  few  days  ago  I  referred  a  telegram  in  roforanoo  to  this 
ox  tons  ion.  in  roply  to  .vhich  you  stated  that  your  bid  for  addition- 
al  underground  conductors  required  at  Iiar/renco  covered  this  exten¬ 
sion.  I  received  another  tuldgM-.l  last  night  from  Mr.  I,ord  stating 
that  the  refilling  of  the  trenches  was  unsatisfactory,  and  'that 
your  foreman  would  not  repair  tha  damage.  So  shall  bo  glad  if' 
"■you  vail  g^a  both  those  mat  tors  your  immediate-.  attention,  and’' 
ascortain  v/hdt  has  given  rise  to  the  compl'ainf  v/hish  ,lir.  lord  mil. 03 
and  have  tho  matter  adjusted  U3  quickly  as  possible. 

Very  truly  yours,' 


Octobor  loth, 


'■I.  Dwollay,  jr.,  Ksq.  Troas. 

tidison  Kloctrie  IlJiir.iinatiiiH  Co. 

Pall  Jlavar,  mijsb.  - 

!>o'ar  Sir:- 

In  roply  to  your  favor  of  tho  nth.  inst..,  wo  bog  to  ' ' 
any  t, Vat  ovary than*  at  Kali  ttiyor  will  no  ,tho.ad  *  th  all  ponhxbl  o 
*»!  ateh,.  and- tir.  Rich  will  bo  th.om  in  good  tamo. 

"r.  Kill  son  is  at  tho  mornnnt  worJ.ang  out. has  schomn  for 
a*11'*  ’Ul!1  au,‘r’;st  strongly  tho  advisability  or  your 

not  uaniun-.any  promaaos  to  tho  ‘pOBli’o  '(ibout  waring-  or  prio.on  of 
tho  light,  othurwaso  it  -.'/all  sdvdrol.;/  intorf orowath  >.|r.  Kdison*  s 
arrannononts,  as  it  dan  at  .n-dclcton,  whoro  nil  tho  wiring  must  bo 
>lon<5  over  and  v/horo  thoy  stirtod  too  low  on  tho  prion  of  tho  light, 
■  mn  in.it  all  on  lar  worn  light  than  parting  rdquirod,  thus  runilirtf* 
up  thoir  bills  unrioeossarily.  Vo.,  «an  root  Stssurod  thot  nor*  will 
bo  Procqodod  with  t,  /our 'dn taro  satasfuotaon,  and  that  no  tamo' 


will 


!  ^  2  3  -  /  'o  -  i  i 


October  11th.  Il 


A,  A.  Cow} os,  Ssq.  Sooty, 

Ansurua  Brass  H  Oypi  or  ')o. 

19  Cliff  5trobt,:  <!it/. 


I  bon  to  oncloso  you  horoVith  copy  of  iny  Poxror  of  At  tor- 
“hoy  from  fir.  ISclmon,  as  promisod. 


/o r.y  truly  yours. 


I8B-3 -ra-  i  2_ 


Oatobor  lash. 


'■/.  S.  .Androv/s,  f5sq, 

Franklin  iiouaa, 

lawranco,  Maas. 

i>oar  .Sir!-  -  . 

“  I“"r0"a  “  to  pa>|^m  aaohlnos 

t“'M°  l;'“  plo“  “r  “»  Loh^0,  „n 

'T1'*  *  ■■w-tuto,-  t„  .hat  ,1M0 


“  ri  t  ii 


?  air 


.Vo  navo  cot  to  provide  for.  rjnnin«,  rirst,  she  t«o 

regular  inaehinos,  second  for  „n,i  ,,r  n,„  •  .  .  • 

»  u,  ior  ono  of  tho  sparo  inachinoa  on  aithor 

lo,  third,  for  u/in  of  tho  spied  iMeh£niSa  oh  oach  sido,  fourth, 
f“r  b"‘fl  "  M.  aid..  Of  tho  other  suo,  a 

tho  ease  0)3/  ho.  ;io„  to  your  h-bVithh  3oin;,  to  taho  oara  or  this 
and  hoy  aro  tho  repnlators ' Ooint  to  ho  arranf’bd  to  taho  card  r  it? 

ttlJ  you  rloas.)  stady  op  this  oiattor  and  lot  uo  have  ■ 
•'youf  ideas  as  early  a.  Poooiblo,  and  in  doing  so  please  r.t.iohor' 
that  an  repo,  ,tor  Oosts  ■; . .  odd  that  v,o  .ant  to  hoop 'tho 
oaponso  of  tho  roam  a, ion  do,, a  as  1„„  as  pos.il, lo,  eompstiblo  ,„th 
its  csapletenass.  or  ooor.d  you  ,w  thinh  „  sea.,'  other  point, 
that  ..  have  to  tal„  o„ro  of SedJd,, ' th,  abo.o  ,„o. .orated,  tr  s„, 
'allow  'for  it, 

Vary  truly  yours, 


e? 


'  v 


I  ?'23->o 


Oct, bar  13  th.  ;j 


'orfep.S;  I  add,  U3q. 


San  Francisco,  Sail, 

aadarir  Sir : - 

a-.i  obli„o,i  t,o  i  ul-  your  favor  of  tsho  3rd.'  inst., 
an.  .nunt  Hunk  you  for  t!,o  tfoublo  you  havo  tain,,  „ith 

l”  **#»  f“'  ■»»>«».  .  iWttf  v,IUoh  I 

“““*  *"  *»V«>**~  ..  oontrotar,  k;  ,ta 

=,U=an  °-=W,  *  1  thmn  »„=  a  noutruot  Hl 

Sdiiib  orio  in  ;sa%i^:ty  of  Uoxieo. 

.....  I  hava  Worr.il  your  lotto  to  stajor  Eotoa,  n.,4  1„  ,„u 
■dour, into  ™.,t,  you  3i,i„8  you  di(M1M  information  on 

tho  subject.  •  ,  .-  ' 

With  kind  regards,  I  roraain  ■  ’■■■■- 


i?B3-  io-rx 


.  October  liith. 


'  Paul  n,  Oy.-j r.  Esq, 

Post.  Office, 

PansasaCity?  !,:o, 

t  telegraphed  .you  to  Oynthiaaa,  lly,  requesting  you  to 
canvass  Kansas  City,  . 

-  Kr.  '/illiaia  Hrow3 tdrj " the  special  agent  of  "the  Edison-. 
c.1  act i*ic  light  c;o.,  -  ;air-:s  Sou  to  .sop  u:\  7.  !!,  7inantn',  Washiorj. 

Tt  is  proposed -to  put  a  plant  in  Kansas  city  of  :1ijOo 
-lights,  so  you  will  have  to  take  in  as  large  an  area  as  possibl  o. 

I  know  it  is  quite  unnecessary  to  urge  you  to  hurry 
th’-ourrh  the  canvass,  but  I  may  as  well  stltcthat  v/o  are.  waiting 
to  got,  out,  the  estimates  and  ol*  course  can  do  nothing  until  v/o 
pot  tho"  canvass  from  you.  ■’ 

Vory  truly  yours, 


VS^V'O' t 


Oetobar  l.ith,  '  3 


Messrs.  Jirowor  X  Jonson, 

.33,  chaaeory  lano, 

I.ondoa,  c.  Sagland, 

Roforrinp  to  /oar  aotico  as  to  Patont4, J70  of  lUbO, 

I  bop, to  inf  or;:  you  that  I  do  hot  proposo  payiri"  tho  foo,  and  tho 
Ha  ton  t  will  therofora  havo  to  ’lapse. 

ydi'y-tral/  /ours, 

sZaJL 

/ 


iSSS'/o-,^ 

October  D^h.  » 


William  K.  •  Hrowntor,  Rsq, 

•  Seri  them  Hotel, 

fit.  loins,'  My. 

hoar  fiir:-  • 

T  havo  your  favor  of  the  lith.  i:i3t; 

T  have  ordered  Mr.  Paul  nyor  to  lansas  city  to  make  a 
canvass  oi'  the  town.  lie  was  i:i  Oynthiana,  );y.  yesterday,  and  I 
prosumo  will  bo  in- Kansas  City  in 'the  dourso  of  a  few  days.  •  T  also 
.  wired  you  last  night  asking  you  to  send  him  introductions  to  the 
right  parties  in  Kansas  City.  I  trust  that  you  havo  done  this?. 

Via  havo  instructions  from  Major  Eaton  with  relation  to' 

'  tho  canvass  of  Now  Orloans.  Immediately  nr.  Dyer  is  through  af 
Kansas  City,  i  t  would  he  well  for  him  to  go  fro  Mow  Orleans,  but  I 
would  suggest  that  you  write  Major  Eaton  on  the  subjoct.  '  I  have  ' 
myself  sent  a  memorandum  down'  to ''Major  Eaton  about  this, mat  tor. 

Vor'y'  truly  yoUrs,  .  .  ‘ 


I  V1  'S  3  -  10-  [-2. 


October  l.i tli. 


<1.  i:.  Ooolio,  Sail. 

,  Osborne  iiOuso, 

Auburn,  MY.  /  - 

T  has  auay  at  tho  time  you  started  for  Auburn,  and 
therefore  had  not  an  opj.urtaiuly  iif  'spoakinB  to  you. 


t;r.  SUi son  is  vu; 
of./wur  canvasses  which  si 
a  special  case  on  which  hi 


•  ««»«»  rim  th.1t  Hen,,,  ,ii„i 

M“*  11  ■**  **»  ma  I  iho  in  „„„]  u,** 

Ih.t  Jin  ymt  ontir.il/  (ho  yhir  lii!ht.,  ln 

many  caaoo  arc  very,  dei’cctivo.'  ' '  ’■* '  ^  ' 


T  ivrlto  to  warn  you  about  this  Matter,  and  trust  that 
the  Au'burn  canvass  //ill  bo  a  coinploto  one.  •  .. 

Very  truly  yours, 

■J>4'  ■ 


I1?,  'g  "i  - 1  o  -  i 

October  12th.  .  3 

•V  J.  Garrison',  SsKj.  Troao.  •  .  - 

Edison  Electric  'Illuainiting  Co. . of  'llrookton, 

boston,  '  Mass.  .  •• 

"  Dear  sir:-  •  ........ 

Y/o  v/irea  you  last  night  requesting  you  to  communicate'’' 
with  Mr.  C.  ]'«  -Cooke,  Osbornb  llouso,  Auburn, whoa  w o  hay  a  sent  there 
to  canvass  tho  town. 

Y/e_  aro  anxious  that  Ho  should  got  from  you  thn-nxnns  of 
local  parties  for  him  t«  call  onS/ith  relation  to  the  canvass,  and 
therefore , trust  that  you  hava  ^rittan  to  him  on  this  subject. 


Vary  truly  yours, 


October -lUth. 


0,  J,  Smi th,  lisq.Prost. 

„  ..Amorical,  Pr<J3s  Association,  *  .... 

30  &  41  Park  PI  aco,  City. 

Do»r  Sir:-  ... 

Roforring  to  your 'lot tor  of  the  loth,  inst,,  Mn  fidioon 
who  loft  tov/n  last  night,  roquostod'nio-  to  infora  you  that- ho  is  so 
vary  busy  that  it  is  quite  impossible  for  him- to  'write  the  arti- 
'  el  es .you  rarer  to.  Ha  will  bo  out  of  town  the  most  of  the-  tirao 
bo two an  now  and  Movambar  1st.,  but  after  that  da to  gf  you  earn  to"  ' 
intdryiov/  hi-n,  and  so  gat  at  tha  .data  to  v/pita  uf.  arUelos  on  tho 
subject  you  refer  to,  he  will  be  very  glad  to 'give  you  the  h-icos- 
sar/  -..jjiiso  for  the  purpose,  v/haE.fl  mean  is  for  ona  of  your,  repre¬ 
sentatives  to  gat  from  .Mr.  Hdiso'iV 'IJxadt-ly  his  views  and  than  write 
“■  thorn  up  himself .  ••  • 

■  Vary  .truly  yours, 


y 


Si, 


Churlos  Batchelor,  Esq. 


•:Hjt .I)dar  Batchelor:- 


T  have  your  memorandum’  as  to.caso  >!o.fl2. 


I  will  look  into  the  matter 


cOitwso  of  a  faw  days. 


T  hasten,  however,  torSply  to  your 


:'te  havo  boon  running  since  the  4th.  July  at  3uu$ur /,  at 
•Shanwitin  for*' the  last  month  and  at  Brockton  Tor  the  last  throe 
v'®°g|“and  down  town  since  the  early  part  of  the' year,  and.  in  all'. 
'  those-placee  our  motor  has  given  very  groat  satisfaction  to  the 
consumors.  At  Snnbury,  whore  In  all  probability  our  customers 
have  fewer  lights  in  their  houses  than  in  any  other  place,  thd 
consumers  in  several  instances  riiavVj  kept  an  exact  record  of  the 
lamp  ‘houVs,  and  the  bill  has  tallied  so  closely  with  v/h'at  thoy  - 

reckoned  it  ought  to  bo.  from  calculating  by  their  lamp  hours, . 

''that 'it  has  really  surprised  mo,  as  tho -Variation  has  not  bdfffl'1 
more  than. two  per  cent  in  any.  case,  and  i-n  a  number,  of  cases  the 
.motor  and  lamp  hours  imvobtalliod  within  the  smallest  posoiblo' 
fraction..  Wo  dispense  now  vath  the  quarterly  bottlo,  and  Use  ono 


12  83-  l  c>  —  y  *2_ 


October  lath. 


hoar  Sirst- 


1  enclose  you  Herewith  letter  from  Homer  Morr.an. 

,  j.,-0  vory  anxious  to  jot  ('•ruiaorcy  Part  indoor).  Wo 


hot  you  thin):  it  would  be  n  f.iogil  >doa  to  put  up  a 


p  'a  notice  that  the 


Yours  truly, 

J 


IS83-|o-  l  X 


October  l<ith. 


C.  E.  Chinnock,.  Esq, 

. 337  I  earl' Street,  City. 

My  Dear  Chinnock 

Wo.  havo  a  letter  from 
.the  uss  of  our  motor,  and  wo  havo  writ  ton 


Europe  ‘'kicking"  ugainst 
saying  that  if  a  chock 


kept' on  tho  mater  by  keeping  an  exact  account  of  the  lamp 
irs  the  correctness  of  our  motor. would  be  established. 


Wil-1  you  please  v/rito  me  a  letter  officially  giving 
your  experience  with  the  sib  tor ' and  accompanying  it  with  a  few 
specimens. of  your  motor  records, '‘Much  .givos  t.h;e  name  of  tho 
consumer,  tho  loss  on  each  pl'dcd  and  the  ornquut  of  the  account,  ala 
also  mentioning  on  what  standing  tho  calculations  are  mado. 

What  X  want  to  do  is  to  "lay  out”  those  Europeans  who  “kick" 
against  our  motor,  and  want  us  to  adopt  a  Recording  motor  which  " 
would  never  bo  such  a  success  as  our  present.  niev0r  records. 


Very ’truly  yours, 


10  -  V2-' 

October  lvi.th."  3 

-111  ora  as  P.  Con  ant,  lisq. 

weavers  National  Hotol;, 

‘Jhamol.  in,  Poona, 

Doar  sir:- 

Your  latter  aokinc  for  a  chock  for  salary  cane  to  hand 
v/hilo  T  ivas  iii  Williamsport. 

1.  have  the  pleasure  to  enclose  you  herewith  chad:  for 
,  hoinr  the  amount  of  your  terfwry  for  tha  nonths  of  Annust  and  • 
opt  oink  or.  (Jsfo,  £jnw  Uj,  & 

1  shall  leave  \’ow  York  for  Hhamokin  Sunday  nipht,  and 
shall -  hops  to  have  tha  pleasure  Vf’  seeing  you  Monday  morning, 

Tf  you  should  happen  to  find  a  pioco  of  steak  not  raoro 
than  ordinarily . tough,  you  raigh t  savo  mo  hair  of  it,  as  leather 
flavored  with  the  essence  of  boofstoak  is  certainly  indigestible, 
to  say  nothing  about  its  bein'!  unpalatable.  •• 

Very  truly  yours, 

'  '  . 

■  y 


(E  S3 -|  6-{~2- 


Octobor  l<sth. 

V/,  S,  Andrews,  Ksq.  . 

p'ranklm  House, 


I  cun  i.n  '■a'criipt  ox’  yours  of  the  lltii,  inst. 

I  cannot  possibly  order  Co  riant  fr-na  shaiaokm  at  prosont. 
Cannot  you  borrow  from  "r.  !?i<:h  some  of  his  im'ii  to  holp  you  mil  so 
push  your  work  throufih  rai  l-IJ yS  T  am  anxious  that  Lawrence  sta-. 
tioh  should  bo  started  as  onrly  as  possible,  as  wo  havo  quite  a 
hoavy  pii'/inont  dopondont  upon  the  current- being  put  on  the  mains. 

Vory  truly  yours,.  • 

'  .  -d-4 

a .  ■ 


ISBS-/0-/2. 

October  lath.  3 

P.-  J.  Sprague,  Ksq,  •  '  .  . 

Hotel  nrEhfgfcit,  . 

.  brock  ton,  Mass. 

Dear  -Sir:- 

'7a  bon  to  remind  you  that  writing  wo  havo 

novor  recoivoil  any  detailed  report  as  to  the  progress  of  thq  busi¬ 
ness,  in  Brockton.  Wo  aro  frequently  eallod  upon  by  the  Officers 
of  "ho  Electric  light  Oompany  for  information,  and  ia  aro  abso¬ 
lutely  unablo  to  give  it  in  conscquonco  of  our  not  hearing  from  you 
Will  you  ploaso,  for  the  futuro,  report  at  least  tv/ieo  a  wool:  to 
this  offico,  irrespective  of  whether' Hr.  Kdi son  dr  the' Writer  should 
happen  to  be  in  any  town  where  you  may  have 'charge  or  the  doctri¬ 
nal  work.  7/hen  vfi  toll  people' that  wc.'ara  unablo  to  give  them 
information,  they  aro  inclinocl.  to  thipk  that  'wo  do  .to 

give  'thorn  tha  information,  and  our  position  is  therefore  .a  vory 
"awkward  one  if  you  do  not  keep  us  pu3tod, 


Vory  truly  yours, 


V'S.'EB-  I  C>~  -I  "2— 


October  l.Jth.  3 


V.  '"aril  ieonard,  Esq. 


caro  v/,  J,  Jnnks, 
iirockton, 


i)ear  Sir:-  ' 

I  have  your  letter  of  the  11th.  inst.,  and  encloso 

>& 

you  chock  for  HjSZ.  as  requested. 

■  V/hon  you  wore  here  1  asked  you  tu  report  to  thin  office 
exactly  the  course  your  business  takes  in  Brockton.  You  should 
send  us  at  least  twice  a  weak  i  statement  showing  the  number  of 
motors  installed,  in  whose  house  they  are  installed,  on  which 
aid;' the  of  the  circuit  the'  lifjh't'3  are  and  the  numbo.r  of  lights 
each  consumers  is  wired  for,  also  any  oth  ;r  information  of  intorost 
in  relation  to  the  motor  business.  I  trust  that  wo. shall  not' 
have  to  ask  for  this  .main,  as  T  can  .assure  you  it.  is  very  annoying 
not  to. have  the  information  horn,  as  wo  arc  frequently  callod  upon 
toi  pivo  such  information  and  it  places  us  in  a  very  awkward  posi¬ 
tion  in  not  hoihi;  able  to  tell  people,  who  havo  a  right  to  know, 
how  our  business  is  running.'  . 

Very  truly  yours, 

’  ;  ■ 


/‘V 


"3-  la-  i "2_ 


; 

October  22th,'  CJ 

I.,  Uarricon,  E3q,  Troas. 

Edison  Electric  Illuminating  Co.  of  lirookton, 
iioston,  Mdsd. 


X  hovo  your  lot  tor*  of  t>i.o  ll'th.  inst. 

Tho  reason  tho  bills  have  boon  unpaid  an  vroclcton  is 
that.it  was  impossible  for  ns  to  doal  v/ith'^Stoi  until  yjottinf'  Ur. 
Sic.Vs" "'.ir-proval  ■  of  nano.  This  approval  can  to  hand  dunni!  my 
absonco  from  tov/n,  I  returned  this  morninr*  and  vail  pay  than  nil 
up  immodiatoly  they. can  bo  passed  throuijh  our  books,  which  will .bo 
T  prosumo  oithor  to-morrow  or  Monday, 

Vary  truly  yours, 


I  S  S  i-(  r.  •  i  1-. 


On  tobor  l;ith.'  3 


V.  li.  Duuty,  ■  Hsq. 

8h  amok-in,  •  l'snna.  ‘  •  '  ' 1 ; 

Dear  Sir:- 

I  found  your  Hologram  hero  when  X  returned  from  William¬ 


sport. 

X  shall  bo  an  Shamofcin  Monday  morning,  and  shall  hops 
tlni  tiiiniis  wall  bo  in  siiEpo  by  that  time, 

I  have  ,j US',  got  the  first  small  dolivory  of  tho  no-.'/ 

‘  cable,  ■  Hi  11  you  plousu  u xiV:  mo  in  tho  mo ruing  tho  quantities  and 
“sizes  roquirod.  by  Floyd  of  this  material.  If  ho  'isiit-Hialoulatds  . 
“on  ninttlo,  iviro,  X  will  h now  how  much,  double,  wire  to.  ship, 

"  Very  truly .  ydurs,'. 


1?S3--7tegr 


October  loth.' 

!•’.  Upton,  list}. 

'  •  Bust  fio.vahk,  ii.  . 


ly  oi 
fcioii 

cburs 

nooti. 


Hoforrinp  to  your  f tivtif  of  tho  13th.  inst.,  X  have 
it  over  your  proposition  ns  to  tintilish  orders,  and  1  aui  stroni.t 
tho  opinion  that  wo  should  not  r.ivo  way  to  .toom  ori  tho  quos- 
,f  prices,  as  if  wo  do  wo  wil.1  ho  coinpollcd  to  take  tho  same 

VA  ' 


aJ3  throu-ih,  and-  thoy  are  such  dosiraMo  custouors  tent  wo 
n 

oublo  oiirsolvos  about  bidding  very  closely  for  their  t.r  ulo. 
Very  truly  yours,. 


J7 


(.  S  £  3  -  /  o  -  |  S~ 

October  lath.  3 

.S.  Anilrc-v/s,  I’iati. 

KranM'in  House,  • 

Iav/ronco,  -da3S$. 


iloforrinr.  to  your  letter  of  ’  the  111  th.  inst.  to  ;.ui  Hdison 
ho  says  .that  ho  thJ.ni-3  that  you  can  l'lijurn  on  v/hat  the  ShamoKin 
i-eojilo  :ro.joi're  l'or  tiioir  Oj.or.’.  ifo^o  yourself.  If  so,  will  you 
please  i;ot  uj-.a  sJ-.efcii  of  the  mi’.ulator  and'  send  it  o.n,  and  v/o  i/ill 
have  bori'Kiann  os  tuna  to  on  it. 

Very  truly  yours, 

d> 


IS  8  3'  IO-IS- 


Octobor  lath.  a 


(••■minor  f:.  Sims,  Ksq . 

I'-rcividoneo,'  n. 
fiy.  Hoar  Sims:- 


Vho  a pood  indicator  rthich 
station  is  r.ado  by  T.  !?.  Hardin,;  s 
t-ut  tho./  have  anon 6s  Somo  y/horo  in 
j.no.7  tho  ai'ojita  address, 


in  tho  contra] 
IWor  v/orliB,  l  iiod^^iinnlantl 
Boston.  T  do  not,  hoy/o/or,.  ' 
do  not  appear  to  J 

.niUcatoro  on  hand.  I  should  SiiiriJ;  some  of-  y 
"‘ld  '"**>  m  w«.  „ui 


any.  apart* 
your  hoc ton  fri unde 


•“inn  ono, 
</ory  truly  yuur3, 


J7 


( $-S>3-  /  o  'r-.ys~ 


October  l.ithi 


V/,  S.  And r ov/ S',  Ksq, 

PPranklin  House, 

lawronco,  Mass, 

Jloar'  Kir:-  ■ 

Hofomnc  to  your  letter  of  the  list..  inst.,  to  Mr.  ' 
Edison,  as  far  as  I  understand  there  aro  throe  omporo  motors  at 
SharaoJ-.inj  whom  as  our  contract  only  calls  for  orio,  and  my  impres¬ 
sion  is  that  7/o  shulJ.  h-avo  to  stand  the  loss  of  the  other  two. 

One  amp aro  ‘motor  would. have  boon  sufficient,  I  presume,  for  thorn  to 
fiot  along  with,  although  of  course  it  is  dosirablo  to  havo  two. 
and  much  bat  tor  to  have  throe.  My  idea  was  to  lot  the  matter  ran 
on  until  wo  had  settled’  our  contract,  and  then  if  tiioy  wuntod  moro 
than  one  f.hqy  could  order  it.  X  cannot  find  any  record  in  ray 
office  of  haying ‘ordered  moro  than  ono  ampere  motor  from  dorgraanri. 

.When  T  eomplaSiMrbU  to  him  thus  three  'word  sont,  ho  says  I  must 
••  yr  sent 

bljVne  you,  as  tnoy  wore  at .your  foquo3t.  Chmnbor) in  knows  nothing 
about  what  amp or o  motors  should  go  to  one-  place  dr  anothor, 

I  '.know  your  inclination  is  to  communicate  with  us  in  all  matters 
before 'doing  anything,  but  what  1  want  to  got  at  is,  in  this  spoc- 
lal  caso,  whether  i*.  is  Hergmann’ s  “bull*  or  your  instructions,  or 
some  .remarks  of  nr.- Edison  to  Chamberlin,  //hi ch  caused  throe  empero 
motors  to  go  to  Shnmohin,  which  is  a  loss  to  do  of  about  3540. 


lSSS3'/o- Iff" 


i‘/h on  ho  gota  thorn  w 


W.  S.  Andrews,  Esq, 

E rank! in  House, 


‘Doar  Sir:-  '  •  * 

Roforr'irin  to  your  favor  of  tho  11th.  to  ;.<r.  Hausen,  •  wo 
have  talked  tho  About- 'over  of  the  I-awronco  central  station  ••krpl  have 
come,  to  the  conclusion  that  tho 'best  thin/:  to  do  is  to  give  you 
Carto  j'lnncho  to  lot  you  make  such  arrAhr omenta  an  you  sen  fit. 

Will  you  plouso-dv  it.  on  as  economical  a  basis  as  possible. 

I  think.  Mr  Edison  will  bo  - i-n  brock  ton  some  tisio  towards 
tho  end  of  tho  wool;,  probably  about  Wednesday  or  Thursday,  cwul  he- 
will  have,  a  pressure  indicator  with  him,  whi ch  is  Just  tho  “boss". 
Whon  ho  gots  thoro-^ou  want  to  go. over  and  soo'it  work.  .  Wo  pro- 
poso.takinr  out  all  tho  old  prossure  indicators  aiid  putting  in 
those. now  onos, 

Vory;iruly  yours. 


( .*2  IS  3  -  I O  - 1 5-  , 


“Secretary”, 

.Kdi son  itloctrxc  light  Co.,  limited, 
Jondon,  E,  C,,  England. 

Dear  Sir:-  ' 


Rofor  >\i 


to 


As  si; 


Manager's  lottor  of  tho  -ind. 
Ootobo..,  I  bop  »«  »M„w  It.l  ordof  „in  b„ 

Sho  *wm»  MM  on  Wo  l.ltli.'  I'ho  nnpinn  h„n  pi  ,,o« 

.York  sonic*  days,  but  thoro  : 

‘order  also  for  a 


1  no  stoamor  sailing  oarlior.  Your 
:  10  engine  will  bo  shipped ' at  tho  afimij:*"" 
time.  1  may  montion  r.hat  our  ongino  buildorsvhavo  so  many  ordor 
"ahoad,  and .  v/ocoursolvos  have  to  order- -quite  a  .largo  stock  of 
dn, -inos  in  ordor  to  moot  tho  rtomdrids ’ against  uKs^this  country, 
that  it  lo^ory  difficult  to  solid  you  on  engine  of f-harfh>i^ 
you  uro 4  not -prepared  to  carry  a  aback  of  engines  yod  shoal d  o rdor> 
thorn  well  in  advanco,  as  Qthorv/ise.  tie.  Hill  have  groat  difficult', 
in  got  ting  thorn  for  you  by  the  tamo  you  require  them. 


tfory  truly  yours,' 

.... 


rss-s-io-i  .s' 


i  II.  Dwell oy,  Esq,'?  roan. 

■  i-.dison  Electrics  Illuminating  i 


•  t&fd r  oi‘  October  loth. 
Mon  of  your  {d  ant  at  Ra 
linf'  ovorythir 
stated,  nsmol 


rdbr  to  have 


If  of or  rim:  to  yc 
.  in  ‘ relation  to  the  install 
'would  state  that  vro  are  pa 
plant  inst  illed  at  the  l;j.ni 
You  „„»l  r,,a)rl„„  it  to  out  to  oh'othor  ,h,Q ,  mj 

particular  part  of  the  work..'  -M  do  not  euro  to  send  icon  to  Eall'  . 
Ifivor  to  mah o  a -show  there,  -and jhstoono  part  of  our  work  through 
«  month,  before  the  othor.  .'  TiUa  'wo/  cannot,  afford  to  do; 

Evorf oi^nR  «<■>  far  is  going  on  very  well,  with  tho .-exception' bf  tho 
"tubes,  and  T  am  inclined  to  think  that  your  not  writing  to  mb  ‘  " 
guaranteeing  the  tubes,  so  as  to  onablo'us  to  ordor  them,'  maf; 
cause  us, some  delay.  So  far  wo  have  had  to  mage  -considerable 
sacrifices  in  order  to  got  prb/Aisds  of  delivorios  of  tubes  at  all. 
f  fancy,  however,  that  Mr.  Rich  has  been  to' Rail  River  siiico  you 
-wrote, .and  is  preparing  to  start  his  portion  of  tho 'work,  which  i' 
can  assure  you  is.thw  quickost  dono,.  and,  consequently,  should  Bo1 
'real^ihb  last  commenced.  ~  If  you  will  please  have  a  li.fitld 'pat- 
lonccj  and  not  think  that  'we  are  doing  no  thing,  simply  boeduso  >du 


( 2  2  3-y  a  -  /<r 


Octobor  loth.  •  ;i 

*'•  J-  Spranlio,  Ksq.  .  '  , 

Koto]  liolui.iont, 

ft  rock  ton,  'Hass.. 

Vour  tal  os  rasa  of  the  enmo  duly  to  ha, id. 

Yio  Jiav-j  not  a  vary  hush  idea  of  Johnson’  a  qualif nations, 
and  have  boon  oudoavorini;  to  got  a  man  j;:oro  suited  Ho  our  vorh. 
but  wo  have  not  at  this  wn cini;  boon  able  to  ,jo o  oho ',.:an  that  .vo 
.v/ant,  anil  until  i in  do  not  ono'it  is  qaito  impossible  to  t'ooall 
Johnson.  Meantime  wo  would  JiJco  ta%ii8w<fr4f  roin  you  so.r.o  •furthor 
information  as  to  the  trouble  y/ith  hiig-  you  complain  of. 

\/ery  truly  yours,  .... 


Jg?  3-'/0  -!S-\ 


'ctobor  13th.  3 


W.  A.  Stern,  iisq. 

.330  worth  3th.  St.,'  ‘  -Philo?  Fa.  . 

Mniondi  s  tern :  - 

Your  two  postals  of  the  ldth..'  inst. .just  to  hand; 

iVo  are  having’  tno.  library  removed  from  Mr.  lidisoii1  s  house 
to  this  office,  and  as  soon  as  tho  books  aro. in  ordor  I  .vill  look- 
up  “(Jordon1  s'  Kloetncity  and  /.iagndtism”  dad  send  it  to  you. 

I  red  sorry  to  near  that  you  have  boon  eight  nooks  in  bod 
suffering  from  such  an  accumulation  of  troubles,  but  if  is.  a  groat 
roliof  for  me  to  knov  that  such  troubles  aro  of  a  logitimdtdiin- 
‘  stood  of  tin  illogi  timato  naturo. 

Hoping  U,ae  bo  bol„M 

..  Vory  sincdrajy  yours, 


■  .  v 

P.S.  Owing  to  jjiv  havinrt  tn  tin  »ii-  ►  .i. 

J  l,,J  bo  v‘°  oje  .t0"n.  “’10  letter  will  have  to 

bo  signed  by  my  assistant,  as  i  dictai-<vi  if  . 

’  nictated  it  on  Sunday,  and  it  will 

bo  v/ritton  on  Monday.  -  ' 


I  S’ S3-  /O.- 

Outu'bor  2.3th. 

Gardnor  0.  Si  sis,  Haq. 

Ivovidonco,  R.  I. 

Hoar  Sir:- 

I  have  your  favor  of  tho  10th,  inst. 

I  du  not  oaro  to  stand  tho  oxponso  of  your  sondinr:  :a  man 
to  start  your  one  inns  in  our  station's.'  X  thin!;  that  you  should 
bus  1-3 y  us  wi  th  an  qnri.no  .vouch  wo  can  start  Ouruol  voo  ■  wo  such  men 


Very  truly  yours,' 


tS?3- 


Octobor  lritl 


P.  J.  spraimo,  Esq. 

Hotel  Helggnt, 

Brockton,  Hass. 

Dour  Sir!- 

\!o  hor;  to  aeknov/JbdRO  v/ith  thanks  your  voluminous  lot  tor 
of  tho  lJlth.  inst. 

At  tho  moment  wo  vail  only  doal  ath  ono  or  two  points. 

T  havo  received  your  tolograms  asking  us  to  recall. 
Johnson,  and  this  mornini!  wired  you  to  havo  him  return  to  i-iow  fork 
at  onoo.  1  told  you,  if  you  havo  tho  mb.rioy,  to  give  him  830,, 
and  if  you  had  not  to- draw  on  mo  dt  ono  day* a  sight  for  that  amount 
and  to. toko  Johnson’s  rocoipt  for'it.-.  Wo  aro  vory  much  surprised 
and $ii$!igijgintod  in  this  man. 

In  relation  to  pressure  indicators,  thoro  have  boon  vast 
' improvements  made  in  those  within  tho  past  fov;  days,  and  tho- 
difficulty,  you  havo  mot  with  will  bo  entirely  overborne  v/hori  the  now 
indicators  aro  plaeod  in  oorvicbi  Mr.  Edison  will  goo on  to  Brock¬ 
ton  to-morroy/  or  the  next  day  arid  "'  will  havo  ono  of  those  v/ith  him. 

At  tho  moment  1  havo  rib  time  to  deal  fully '  y/ith  your 

'lrittor  but  "will  do  so  this  ovonirig  or  to-raorrow, 

Vory  truly  yours, 


J 


I'S'gS'/o 


'.is'  ' 

October  luth; 

1’homas  P.  Cogant,  Esq. 

’•Toavors  national 

hot of, 

Shainokin, 

Ponna, 

Dear  sirs- 

I  fancy  that  I  have  loft  my  bunch  of  hoys  in  room  l'O, 
v/oavors  national  Hotel; 

Will  you  please  enquire , as ' to  whether  a  bunch  of  hoys 
wore  found  in  that  room,  as  T  am  absolutely  keyless* 

Vet*y  '  truly  yours, 


1183  -/a-  16 


October 


loth,,. 


If  Ward  Iioonartl ,  Esq. 

caro  Edison  Eloctnc  Illuminating  Co. 
Brockton,  Mass, 


Roar  Sir:-  , 

Mr  Spranuo  informs  mi  that  uno  50  lifht  motor  coiapl'ete 
and  bno  -10  "jicht  motor  woro  shipped  to  florfjmann  H  Co*  a  on  tho  lath. 

'  from  Bro/Jkton,  and  s.ays  that  it  is  your  intention  to  /rite  Messrs. 
Horcmarin  Co.  on  tho  subject. 

In  relation  to  defective  material,  we  particularly  desire 
that  all  your  eorrospondonco  shall  cbmetii  this,  off ico,  inasmuch  •' 
an  wo  order  the  material  and  '  tho re’  should  be  no  communication 
botwoon  tho  parties  rocoivinj*,' it  and  tho  parties  n*om  v/hom  wo 
ordor  it,  as  wo  expect  thoso  who  ro.coivo  material  to  consider  it  . 
as  edminn  from  us. 

I  trust  that  any  complaints  you  have  to  -make  about,  this 
matter  you  -will  send  to  us  at  tho  earliest  possible  moment,  and 
enable  us.  to  have  tho  matter  corrected. 

Vory  truly  yours, 


V/.  D.  Rich, 


October  luth. 


electric  Illuminating  <ju. 
Mass. 


Wo  have  you;*  lot  Cor  of  tha  13  th.  inst.  in  raforonco 
to  lonr-tlioninp  Clio  boil  or  room  ,.f  tho  Kali  lUvor  station,  and -in 
reply  wo  bog  to  say  that  if  yOu'v/ill 'build  a  manhole  door  for 
cleaning  f urposoa  at  too  point  X  shown 
both  boilers  can  bo  entered  from  flues, 
bo  of foe  tori  for  tho  first  pair  of  boilo 


1  tho  attached  sketch* 
This  arranibcnont ssfioul d 
:  installed:  and  tlio  shine 


arrangement  will  bo  necessary  for  other  installations  in  shb  ' 
"future;  You' could -J?80  obvlato  tho  difficulty  by  having  tho  doors 

on  tho  top  of  tho  fines,  as  shown  .on.  sovoral  prints,  so  that  with 
oithor  of  those  arrangements  no  alterations  hood  bj|  made  in  tho 

"  building .  or  piping.  . .  .  '• 

'  WO  aro  going  to  ordor  forv/ard  at  onco  all  tho  material 
for  Pall ‘River,  and  trust  that  you  havo  mado'tho  necossary  arrango- 
monts  for  rocoiving  and  storing  it  until  such  times  as  it  may  bo 
roquirod  to  bo  used. 

Yory  truly  yours, 


a 


ISB3-/0-/6 


October  lfith.  .  3 

Hall  Engine  oo. 

Kntc,^  Ponna,.  i ' ' 

Hoar  Kirs:-  ’ 

Wo  bog  to  acknowledge  rocolpt  of  youv  favor,  of  ttio’12th 
inst.  in  refor-onco  to  your  automatic  cut-off  oupiuos. 

In  reply  wo  would  say  that  it  would  tie  necessary  for  us 
3 

to  mail o  a  Ion;-  tost  of  an  U  3'x  16  or  6ri6  that  size  at  our  Works-,  - 
104  OooreJ;  St  root,  How  York,  before  'wo  could  think  of  negotiating 
with  you  in  relation  to  the  use  of  your  engines,  for  olectnc  light¬ 
ing' purposes. 

Very  truly  yours, 


I'fcfci-fo- ;  7 


October  17th. 


V/,  f>.  Andrews,  Ksq . 

Krarikl jo  t’ouse,  ... 

] awrenco,  ass. ' 

Dear  .Sir: - 

T  havo  your  lctu'r  '■>'*  1-H'h.  inst. ,  and  in  reply  bog 
to  state  that  Mr.  Kdison  insists  that  the  regulation  or  the  too 
1  iRht  machines  must  be  taken  **ro  of  m  the  same  method  that  v/o 
now  take  care  or  the  spare  MH1  lipht  mac  hi  no.-  'hu  /  this  is  to  bo 
done  1  <)u  not  know.  hr.  Johnson  du'iii jested' an  ar  ran, lew  cut  of 
switches  to  bo  intorposod  in  tmMihe  botwobn  the  resistance  boxos 
and  the  field  and  then  you  could  pi  tig  in  either  one  of  tho '  scull  1  ’ 
nachiiies  or.  both  of  them  or.  one  side  or  oho  on  each  side. 

You  fiwiifo  on  this,  and  let  U8  hoar  fro,,  you '.further  aboui  it,'  as  ' 
it  is  ha-fdly  a  natter  -which  T  !,4vS  the  iliility  to  discuss  in 
corrospopdoheo.  - 

horgnann  has  been  rMUiir  sin  a  how  regulator  something 
Jilro.  the  regulators  used  at  th.J'c’ehtral  station.-  My  impression 
is  that  wo  will  put  this  in  bur  control  stations  in  the  place  of 
the  "regulators  already  sent  out.  .  •  ■ 

T  'lo  not  know  when  you  will  pot  the  now  pressure  indi¬ 
cators.  CSh  you  pet  along  with  tho  old  form  of  indicators?  - 
If  so;  1  can  send'  thoso  to  you  at  any  tirah.  '  Wo  intend  to  send  out 


;  '-  O—  bM  ««»»  up, 

,0“  1-0rt’  "l,u'h  h"  **»"  HI:,  a.  char.:,,*  but  this 

~)J  not  bo  fur  t.»,  ami.  of  bourn,.',;  Lb,, 

bo  beiot  waitim.  jo  uuoaoqbaaeo  Uiboob'b.- 

T  «n  l,t.  you  Lmmom,,,:,  t„. 
m.l  M»,  o-ai  ul’-os, 

ora, . . ,  t  ,„>JO 

. obbst  Ol  T.  I  .0 .  V/bo  OOH.Olil  Olo;, ( 

t.io  l.oo.-i  o...  T  r.uibC  bay  tbat  T  aura,  with  you  u  tho 

abyantaro  0f  Win::  Uio  b  uil  booba; 

T  have  written  to  Sol  dan  .about  what  you  say  as  to  dyna¬ 
mos'. .  T  do.  not  knovnoxae tly  will'.oet  the  lor,  iight 

■machines,  may.  bo  a  week  or  two. 

.’H  lord  has  written  mVi “tSskinp  for  a  motorman.  Cannot 
you  deal  /ith  thb  matter  until  Con  ant  is  able  to  loavo  WhamokiriJ 
T  would  much  prefer  that  you  should  do.  this,  as  vo  have  n«  vi'ah  to 
sand  you  anyway.,  and  I  know  you  would 'like  to  have  conarit  /ith 
you,,  so  T.  would  like  you.  to  pbt  alonr,  until  Ho/ can  no  to  Javronco. 
He  was" all  broke  ufat  mi  tdJlinn  lu;»|o  Would  Kayo  to  stay  a  • 
wool,  or,  two  longer  in  KhVimbl-in,'  when  T  was'  fKer;  t,h<>  other  day.  ■ 


Vory  t'riily  “yburs, 


is'g'3-  io-n 


A.  A.  Coirlos,  Esq.  Socty. 

it<  cjirr  street, 


October  17th.itiun, 


1  hava  recently  received  a  number- of  complaints  f*8n' 
tho  Machine  "/orbs  about  errors  in  the  delivery  or  wire  and  copper 
rods.  Such  errors  nocossi tata  the  return  or  the  material,  and| 
consequently,  a  very  grout  duiayto  us  at  tho  Luchino  Writs. 

I  .  write  to  draw  your '  atfotition  to  the  matter,  .thinkian 
that  it  is  probable  that  you  my  nut  ba  avuro  of  same.  '•  ■ 

-r.  So  Id  an,  our  Superintendent,  told  »«  this  mornin,.,  that 
ho  ,vo-ld  call  to  300  you  in  the  course  of  tho  day  about.  Tt.  ' 

'/ory  truly  yours,  ' 

'  : 


■  Octobor  17th. '  .1 

1  aul  Esq. 

Mansaa  City,  Ub. 


:jo  hava  your  lot' tar  'St  'tho  litti.  inst,  dated  from 
by  nr.]',  a  ana,  tho  canvass  of  which  place  arrived  hero  on  the  lath. 


T  wired  you  on  the  l.ith.  no  30  to  uaysvillo  and  mako'  a 
C2DVJ30  of  that  to  /a  of  tor  you  had  finished  Kansas  City.  Mr.  ^ 
Smart  is  vary  anxious  to  have  Maysville  canvoasod  without  delay, 
an.'  T  t.h-;rofoi*o  wish  you  would  .tso  a3 1  possible  d03patch  in  KOttlnn 
through  tho -town  you  are  Divio.' 

Very  truly  yours, 


October  17th.  3 


.Stuart,  Ksq.  .Sooty.  . 

Cincinnati,  Ohio. 

hoar  Kir:- 


Wo  uro  this  morning  in  receipt  of  your  favor  of  the 
■1  jth.  inst.,  and  in  reply  bat;  to  nay  that  v/c  havo  instructed  Mr. 
nyor  to  return  to  Maysvillo  and  mafce  a  canvass  of  that  tov/n  after 
he  has  finished  Kansas  City. 

note  with  much  s  itisf action  your  statements  as  to  the 
<^f> animation  of  the  Tiffin  Company  and  the  prospects  of  closinrj  a 
tract  with  then. 

Undor  separate  cover  we  send  you  the  estimate  for  a '3.000 
light  plant  for  Tiffin  with  street  installation  to  covor  170l< 
lights. .  Tn^our  telegram  of  "the  fath.  wo  explained  to  you.  that  the 
bull  dins,  which  wo  proposed  erecting  was  to,  bo  of  briol:  with  stone 
.  foundation,  and  the  cost  of  anno  SJ,  0.00;  If  you  profor  a  framo 
building,  wo  vail  erect  one  suitable  for  the  purpose  for  Sl’,“400;, 
but  inasmuch  ae  there  is  not.  a  very  groat  difference  between'  the' 


price  of  the  frame  building  and  the  brie):  building,  wo  bog  to"  sug¬ 
gest  the  advisability  of  erecting  the  latter, 

Tn  relation  to  temiidrar/  fixtures,  if  you  do  not  wish  us 
to.  supply  those  you  can  cut  the  mSdun't  (itiuf.urj)  out  of  our  ostir- 
mate,  and  rnttho  arrangement  to.  put  in  porannprit  fixtures  from  the 


I  t  3- 


,  In  relation  to  other  estimates,  wo  hope  to  send  you 

before  the  end' of  the  wool:  Middletown  and  Pi  qua,  each  a  .500  light 
plant,  as  you  requested.  __  .  ' 

Trustinp  that  ol'r Tiffin  estimate  ’./ill  be  round  satis¬ 
factory,  we  remain, 

Very  truly  yours, 


P.s.  v/o  presume  you  sanderi land  that  our  bid  for  the  street, 
insl. 0  lotion  only  hold3  p.ood  providing ’ the  nec033ary  ft  rant  a  and 
concessions  for  the  erectioo  of  uur  poles'  and  running  of  our  wires, 
in  accordance  with  the  reJ  lines  3hown  on  the  map  sent  here  nth  and 
jarloit'Kxhibil  “A*,  are  obtained  by  the  local  company.  Should 
they. /'fail  to'obtaie  any  of  these  and  thereby  put  us  . to  -any- addi¬ 
tional  expense,  from  having "to  change  the  course  of  the  pole  lino 
system,  it.  is  understood  i 
for  the  expense. 


rbqd^  thit  they ; shall  reimbu -sc 


1883-/0-  , 


Octobor  17  tii.  u 


Wil 1 iamspor l,  Pumi ' 

Doav  Sir:-  ■ 

four  lottor  of  tho  l<th.,  containinR  resolution  passed 
by  the .  So} 1  of on to  Compan/,  and  lottor  from  iir.  (lama,  Hoc rot ary 
of  Win  aiiini  Company,  and  your  tolopram  of  this  mo  rump  hsivo  alJ 
boon  recoivod,  and  in  reply  ad  b«;:  ‘  to  say  that  ao  Mil  have  a 
canvasser  at  Hazleton  to-raof row  or  the  hox't  day,  and  after  ho  fin¬ 
ishes  up-  there  ho  can  iio  to  tit. Carmel.  ' 

If  v/e  closo  a  contract  '7 it f i  tho.  Hazleton  company  bofdro 
r.ha  ] st, November ,  wo  will  undortakn  to  put  tho  plant  in  and  have  it. 
.runnim?  btiforo  Christmas.  A  canvass  of  tho^wn  should  occupy 
about. four  days,  and  a  wool:  after ‘;i  ts‘ rodoipt  in  this  offico  wo 
could  hcivo  tho  maps  propared  and'  tho "  OStiiiiato-  turnud  out. 
dust  hero. wo  v/i'sh  to  ro/.virl: ,  thdt  .vh  ‘  if o  fbdll  y  surprised  that  tho 
breath  .of  41,0  Bollofonto  Company ‘te  tal; bn  ayriy  by  bur  ostimato. 
■ii'or  .i  plant  of  that  sizo,  (f$l jOOOi )  wo  'considorod  tho'  ostimato 
very . fair.  ;  Wo  will,  howovor,  comply  with'thoir  roquost  and  send 
ttusm  an  udtimato  for  a  500  liffht  |lant  at  tho  earliest  possible 


' Vary' truly  /purn, 


'  -77...  it's  3-1 0’lp 

October  T?th,'  : 

104  Oocrcl:  Street,  (.'it/. 

BP.  9.  K.  Andrews’  writes  mo  ns  fol.J o./a  from  I  aw ranee  t  — 
“Concorniot;  the  “li"  dynamo,  the  small  square  head ed"  bolts  usfltl 
in  cl  amp inf;  the  connections  on  tho  head  board  should  be  stouter, 

T  found  two  of  thee-  badly  bent  hero-,  and  T  broke  one  at  'ihaaokiiu 
When  T  was  in  .ov  York  1  provided  myself  with  Svo  spare  on  ;s,  or 
I  should  have  boon  obliged  to  have  had  sowo  mode  hero.  The  two 
stop.’piq^.  in  groove  of  rocking  arm  are  useless  and  in  tho  way j  I 
have  had  them  chir-ped?|^^^'  every- case. r 

7  .  thought  you  aught  like  to  have  the  .above  remarks  from 
Mr.  Andrews,  as  ho  is  probably  osia 'of 'tils 'best  posted  men  we  have 

it  tho  present  time.  ' . 

■  Ybjirs 'truly, 


(g  £3-/0-  ,7 


Pctubtir  17  th. 


•)ohn  P;  IVijersi  Esq. 

■•iii  India  Squaro, 

lioston,  Haas. 

Hoar  Sir:-  . 

W°  havo  your  favor  of  tho  ,1,5th.  inst.,  and  very  much 

reGrat  tho  unavoidaulo  dolay  v/Iuch.'liug  tahon  place  in  supplyin,- 

.you  v/ith  tho  duplicat'in.!  inlt.  '.'16  iird  havinti  sunn  ra;i(1.}  UJ.  ro,.  /0 

and  will  sodd  it  to  /uu  as  aouA  'a-i  ,  , 

o  yuu  -o  ..oort  aa  it  is  ready,  which  v/ili  bo  in 

a  day  or  two. 


Vory  truly  yours, 


C8*33-  to-  (7 


October  17  th.  '< 

.l'ohh  Ot.t,  Ksq. 

•'  '  ’  '  .is; ,i  Avenue  U,  Cl  t/. 

no nr  sir:-  -  ;  ' 

t  enclose  you  herewith  receipt  for  mal-ina  the  duplicat¬ 
ing  ink.  Please  make  up  abo.it  a  «allon  of  this  and  advise  us 
when  it  is  ready.  .  . 

X  also  attach  two  statoaonta,  shoWipi*  the  amount  of. 

"  cafelt.  (rio'.lb)  which  has  boon  delivered  at  <ib2  Avenue  »  for  ua. 


One  ahijmeni'.  ■•/as  made  0:1  October  11th.  and  the  other  vna  made 
yesterday.  •  Va  shall  bo  i;lad  to  Know  x.f  you  have  received  the 
shipment  of  October  11th.,  and'ii“/<Ju  are  having  the  wire  woip.hod, 
as  ii.  comes  in,  and  stored  in  4ho  laborator./V 

In  relation  to  mercer/,'  'we  seat  a  box  over  to  you  yes¬ 
terday  ‘v/hidh  wo  iresu-.no  contains  the  mission  article.’  Moaso  fill 
all  our  orders  for  sulphate  of  sine  and  mdreury  as  qui.-My  as '  '  ' 


Enclosure, c, 


12  8  "i-l  a -i  S 


October  loth. 


Sprapao,  lisq. 

hotel  iiolmont, 

4  brock  ton,  ■ 


forward  you  por  oirly  mail  chart  of  aid  die  town,  Ohio, 


th  mains  am!  feeders  marl;  od  off  ; 


por  clotoi’iiiimitioii  horoi’/ith, 


which  please  < 
nii  possible. 


Common t  if  'necessary,  and  return  as  early 


Very  truly  yours, 


...  .,J/ 


I  2^-*  -/  om 


October  lush. 


Gardner  c.  Sims,  lisq. 

./providence,  S.  :t. 

Friend  Slms:- 

WriBhvbT -upto^a  man.  at  lioston,'  is  very  fond  of . 

~T  blackguarding  the  iidison  buBinoasT^Lt  al.O  chinos  out  of  some 
iloallnra  I  hud  Mth  Jjjl,  mtl,  rolatron  to  tho" ot  ' 
Jiwrcnoi.,  Ha  tola  ,„o  Unit  an  ’  in  ,-.ri o  hs,|  unda  -iitton  |7o7 
sotting,  if.  we  would  order  .it  put ‘in.  ‘  T  consequently  ordered  it 
put  in,  as  it  would  cost  us  nothin,!,  ami  Ur.  (Hake  stated  that  ho 
>1,1  not  undertaken  to  do  any  such  thing,.  So  that  the  Jarvis  sot- 
tiiip  .not  put  in.  This  irritated  Wright,  and  to'  relievo  {iini- 
oolf  ho  tall:o.v.  jn  a'  mannofvto  ifticii  which  is  hardly  becoming  to  tho 
representative  oi  engi.,,,  builders  'who  have  such  a  champion  in 

**  ,hl3 

|  Mm  or  Ur.  -/noht's  romirtl.^Kiioo,,  MMWwni  Ho  », 

'■w6il°“  *'r"  •"*  "»«'•  *“*  *'»-  »V  *, 

'"*WWl  *  h°  •■**>  *M  1  *■»«»«  »>»  you  to  r:ivorhiiiV a 

hint.' to  bo  more  .so,  t'hb  next  time  you  soo  hini;  -  : 

-1  was  vory  sorry  to  ^SM,|i.Mrs.  Aiming  ton,  us  T  wuld  like 


i  have  seen  her. 


f  have  cabled  home  to  in.y  mother  ask.ini;  hereto  wire  Mrs. 


Arinins  ton  at  Ouoonsland  invitinji  her  to  stay  at  our  house  in 
Ion.don  during  her  visit  to  that  City.  Pieaso . toll  Alice  this,  as 
T  told-  hor  T  would  3end  such  a  cable. 


'S  8.3  -  ‘Vo- 

October  .loth.  ,  '  • 


Ci  ty. 

hoar  Kir:- 

Apreoably  /ith  your  roquest,  "l  bo..  tu  i!lv.j  /<JU  bolo.v 


an  estimate  of  the  probable  running  exponsos  in  connection  with  the 
electric  ‘light  installation  which  it  is  proposod  to  make  at  the 


DAILY. 

Electrician  and  ;ce  teraan . . 

One  engineer,  seyon  .months 

I'wo  engineers,  five  .months 

One  fireman . ‘ .' . . 

Coal  4  lbs.  K.P,  per  hour  at  34.  being 
■1  tons  year  round. . . . 

Oil,  waste... . . 

Water . . . ..... . 

Lamps  at  il.  each..,.,.. . ........ 

Insurance . . . . 

Depreciation  (long);.- .............. . 

Repairs. . . . . . 

Stationery. . 


3  3.30 
.  4.. 30 


b.00 
.30 
l.'fO 
13.00 
1.50 
11.30 
1. 30 


forward, 


30.  CO 


l^t'3^-10-  \4 


■.•■or.va.ra . ;3!50.!j6  . 

. . 2u 

. .  .20 

.............  1.  .50 


Oarting  ashes . 1 ^ 1 . . .  i2;5 

extras, . . . . .  2.00 

Total.'. ......  357. 20 

Above  based  on  a  daily  avariy-.o  of  three  hoars  use  of  the 
4000  lamps  during  the  year. 

.  Taking  into  calculation  that  parties  be  absent,  two  months 
in  the  year  and  that  only  4000  out  of  11006  lights  is  fiflurud  on, 
it  is  bol.ieved  this  averago  iscorrect. 

Adding  five  far  coat  intdrost  on  say  3100,000,,-  which  for 
30.>  days  ..is  313. :)o.  par  day,  the  daily  running  expenses  will  bd 
370.b0,.or.  32o,b7li,o0  yearly. 

4000  burners  burtunr.  equal  to  fivo  cubic  fo„tt  of  coal 
gas  would  bo  20  lis  per  hour  ur-  liO’  hs  per  day  of  three  hours ' avorapo 
the  running,  expenses  being  370.'00.  daily,  would  bring  the  cost 
of  each  K  oquivalont  to  .31,1b.  1  *  Euying  'gas  at  '32. 2d,  would  mako  a 
loos,  of  304.10  a  day  to  the  occup&nts  of  the  Klais.  . 

Interest  at  fivo  per  cent  being  already  all owed,  -this 


-  'Jef.orrinr.  to  your  req 

stul 3 ation  of  an  electric  lif;-ht 
the  eight  rtavarro  (Mats,  5S?th.  S 
state  that  v/c  will,  with  the  per 
133 ami n at inr-  Company  of  .'iow  'fork 
nine  thousand  e. 
trie  JiPht  plan 


t  for  an  osciinato  for  the  iri- 
ut  and  other  electrical  vork- at 
ot  R  Seventh  Averiuo,'  t  bog  to 
sion  of  the  Kill  son  Bloc  trie 
natal]  for  the  .sum  of  eighty 
ndr-sd  arid  fifty  dollars  (StiU,li:iOi )  an  oloc- 
i/ill  sjirl/  it  one  titno  4000  lights,  giving 


ton  candles  aspheric*]  i]]urnit 
foot  of  coal  pas  as  burned  in 


ition,  which  is  about  equal  to  five  • 
;racticd.  '  'fh'o  plant  can  be  fyrcod 
on  occasions  to  run  4: >00  lirihts.  The  lidison  ISloetrie  Xlliiiaiaatini! 
Company  v/ill  guarantee  that  tho  life  of  tho  lamps  •'/ill  average 
000  hours,  when  they  aro  rati  at  their  rated  pov/Or  of  ton  candles 
oach,'  and  will  also  guar an toe  that  .ton  lamps  can  be  obtained  'for  . 
•T/ofy  indicated  horso  power. 

-  Tn  addition  to  tho  above,  the  amount  named  (3llCi,'b:50'.* ) 
includes  the  wiring  of  all  the  Plats  for  about  11000  lights,  .tho  .. 

. wiring  for  telephones,  oloetric  bells  and  district  telegraph  calls;, 
to  a  central  station  in  tho  Plats,  the  ros tor-inn  of  the  pl|i 
whore  it  is  necessary  to  cut  holds'  in  tho  walls  and  coilij 


IS£*5'I6-|  % 


■or  switch-boards  and  the  fitting  up  of  a  contra!  station 
oxqopt  the  to] op hones,  which  /©a  wil]  hv/»  to  obtain  from  the 
Telephone  Company,  and  also  the  furnishinR  and  erection  of  speaking 
tubos  throughout  tho  Plats. 

.  Tho  terms  of  payment  that  t  should1. require,  if  •>. con¬ 
tract  is  entered  into,  arc  as  follows!— 

Twenty  five  per  ctnjtum  of  the  amount  of  the  contract-  on  the 
sij-ninp  ol  sane,  twenty  fivo  per  cent  dm  'when  the  engines,  boilers 
owj  dynamos  are  in  their  place,  twenty  five  'por  centum  when  t)v; 
electric  light  installation  is  ready  to  supply  light  and  twenty 
five  per  centum  thirty  days  thereafter. 

Vo ry  truly  yours, 


I'aul  o,  |ly or,  Eaq. 

Metropolitan  liotol,  ‘ 

!  ansaa  City,  • 


I  X  X3-/o -i  =i 


'our  tv/o  ictcrostine  •UMloi  of  tt:0  Hu,  i,lo0. 

Ju]v  H»«M,  «M  1  certainly  u**  that  dosor/o  a  fuUy  ■ 

"°“al  *"  """•  “•»*»  «•  »«•  “  loub!  but  ,„at  your  exploits 

find  »  Mob.  in  „ur  history.  '•»  face  1>r.„„ 

Of  the  *M  «...  certainly  robuiro.  a  nuu,  Of  yours.irit,  an, I  i,  t. 

for  that  reason  that  yon  mr4  choaoft  for  the  onerous  and  risky 

ontorpriao  v/hich  you  now  havo  in  hnnrt  .  n  .  , . 

■  na'°  in  hand*  A11  Miopo  is  that  if  the 

vtors t  should  occur  that  -you  MUl-lom  such  direction.  as  „U, 

onabla  us  t„  disposo  (Util;  of  any  balance  of  account  bn 

stilj  bo  duo  to  you  in  this  office,  ‘ ■ 

•Vlion  you  got  through  at  Kansas'  City  return  from  the. 

v/ostorn  wilds  to  the  civilized  Snd  fertile  regions  of  Kentucky* and 

finish  your  canvass  at  Maysvii  lij."'- 

.  Meantime,  trust  in  God  and  keep  your  powder  dry,  arid 

remember  that  the  man  Ac  pots  lus  hand  in  his  coat  tsiX  first  Has 

' tlie  host  chanco.  •  . 


Very  truly  yours, 


October  loth, 


Iav/renco,  Mass. ' 

Hoar  sirj- 

T  have  your  favor  of  the  l*lth.  inst. 

Ur.  Edison  thinks  that  what  you  propose  Tor  fibamokin 
would  do  very  well, 

•fli]].  you  please  lot  uio  know  as  early' as  possiblo  when 
you  thin),  you  v/ill  bo  abl  o  to  sturt.  at  1  awreocoT 

I’nve  you  tho-  amporo  motors  and  the  i'codor  indicators 


Very  truly  yours, 


there?  " 


■  ■ctobor  loth. 


J.  C.  Tomlinson,  Esq. 

'  City;;  •  .  .  -- 

Priond  Tomlinson:- 

■  ...  ’  I  oncloso  you  herewith  a  letter  from  Coorgc  «. 

Mackcljar  with  relation  tu  the  claim  of  Charles  IS.  Rocap. 

,W®  owo  Carlos  B.  Hocap  about  $1,400. ,  .  and  which  we  pro¬ 
posed.  paying  him  if  ho  had  not. taken  this  means  of  bringing  it  to 
our  notico,  What  ho  refers  to  as  a  compromise  of  account  never 
took  pi  ace’ at  all.  '  Mow  .if  wo  were  to  lot  Charles  g.  Rocap  sue, 
it!  wbuld  .take  hima  certain  time  to  winhis  suit  and  would  alsd'cost 
him 'money  in  addition.-  What  1  want-  to  sot  at  is  about  what  it  '  ‘ 
•would  cost  him,  and  also  how  long  it  would  take,  under  the. most 
favorable  circumstances, ‘to  pain  his  suit?  '  Then!  propose  making 
a  settlement  with  Mackellar  of  having -you'  do  s«  for  the  amount  of 
Si, 400.,  l-3ss  what  it  would  cdst^Sr.  Rocap  to  sue  us,  and  I  will 

extend  the,  payments  over  the -same  perio|  as  i t  would  take 'him  to 
"win  his  suit,  ir,  fact  1  propose  getting,  oven  the  the  young  gen¬ 
tleman.  What  he  claims  is  an  amount  which  Hr.  Edison  made  him ' a 
prison  t  of.,  .  If  you  are  ‘anywhere : heir 'ilackollar^s  office  to-morrow 
you  might  cull  and  sec  him  and ■ show : a' li t tie  fight*  and  state  that 


lo-icj 


! 


th°  J°“0t  h“  ~  *"t°  f  «.«.  of  ,,,  Ml„on 

and  his  ^rivate-Socrctary. 


Very  truly  yours, 


\S*3rioTi<j 


October  l'oth. 

Kell  son  Bloc  trie  133  icnxnalinij  Co. 
brock  ton,  Mass. 

.1  shall  bo  clad  to  hoar  from  you  as  to  whon  you  will 
bo  prepared  to  take  ovor.the  station  and  run  i t  independent  ot 
any  assistance  fro®  my  people. 

Very  truly  yours, 

■•Tck<l 
"  .7. 


tz  2  3-  /O-  /  ?' 


October  Ibth. 


A.  E.  Roach,  Esq. 

<5dl  Uroadv/ay,  City.  ... 

friend  Roach:- 

VliJJ  you- proceed  with  the  publication  or  tho  arti- 
c3o  on  "of,  or  ago  battery”  .  Ouo  alteration,  however,  should  foo  made 
on  tho  seventh  lino  o  V  tho  seventh  j  ago'  or  manuscript,  change  tho'. 
figures  lu  to  37,  as  they  ought  to’ road  37  instead' o'r  lb;  1 

can  you  tpanaj'o  to  publish  tho  article  in  your  next  issue, 
as  wo  should  like  to  copy  it  from  your  japor  into  tho  next  Rul-V 
lotm  to  be  issued  by  the  Edison  Eloetrie  light  company,  but  of 
courso  wo. cannot  do  so  until  aftor  your  publication  or  *ho  article  ' 
has  taken  place?  - 

. . . . .  _ ;  h 

Very  truly  yours, 

rxi  t: 

.....  0: 


IXZ3-/6-lcj 


October  listh.  3 


i!,  .Yard  Tcooard,  Esq. 

care  Edison  Electric  Tllununaltue  Co. 
brock  ton,  .  Mass. 


four  lei, tor  of  the  13th.  came  duly  to  hand. 

The  report  you  sect  mo  _is  exactly  what  I,  want, 

•Vith  reference  to  carrying  three  -wires  into  a  house,  I 
thin)  it  is  necessary  it:  small  plants  to  divido  tho  lights  partly 
on  to  the  “A"  and  partly  on  to 'tho  “fi®  side. 

,  With  reference  to  your  complaint  that  it  is  impossible' 
to  poo  hovt  many  lights  aro  on  one  side  and  how  many  aro  on  tho  ' 

•  other,  the  variation  in. the  arnpero  motor  every  evening  ought  to  " 
show  you  what  you  want  in  this  connection.' 

very' truly  yours, 

gTCc'c 


I  ??3-  /«-/? 


CharlQS  hatchnlor,  Ksq,  ' 

Paris,  ’  Kraneo.  >  •  ■  • 

'toy  Dear  MatohoJor:- 

Referring  to  your  favor  of  tho  4th.  inst.,' "  . 
tho  raison  that  wo  charge  so  much  for  our  300 'light  raachino  is 
that  v/ohavo  so  few  orders'  fcfiafjU  is  impossible  for  us  to  soli 
cheaper;  In  addition  to  the  more  Cost  of  the  machine, 

-stand  all  the  heavy  oxporiaontal  expenses  at  tho  Machine'  .VorJ.s, .  as 
owing  to  troubles  I  have  had  with  the  Light.  Oomp any  I  decided  t 
‘would  .not  put-  in  any  payments  to  them  for  this  kind  of  worl.!-  ' 

Vot’y  ’truly' "yours,- 


J.CX  £: 

-.  J  ' 


1  8  S3 .-10-  |Cj 


October  luth.  3 

Ji.  Pratt,  Esq. 

care  Babcock  '*  Wilcox  Co.- 

30  Cortlaridt  .Stroot,  City. 

no  fir  si  r:- 

Mr.  William  burrows,  Freight  broker,  of  -Pc-  lsroadv/ay, 
called  .on.  mo  this  morning -solid  ting  oiir  freight,,  -cod  laontionod 
your  name  as  a  ref  or  en.ee. 

We  have  a  very  great  deal  offreir.it,  and  in  order  to 
Cot  rood  rates  and  proptn*  attention.,  T  have  for  sometime  been 
thinking  of  the  advisability  of,  put  ling  it  into  the  hands  ol‘  a 
brok  or. 

Will  you  plor.se  advise  ir.e  what  you  know  of  Mr.  burrov/sj  * 
and  what  your  Company  pay  him  f, r  any  business  he  may  transact' 
in  the  business  above  referred  to,  and  by  sa-  doing  you  will  very 
greatly  oblige,  ‘  .• 

Yours  very  truly, 


r/ 


(  S  S  3,  -  )6-  2,0. 


\ 


October  iiOth.  a  ' 

Otto ; A.  Mosos,  Esq. 

‘  ’  '  '  City.  ‘ . 

Dear  Sir:- 

i  have*  roccivod  from'Mr. ’natcholor'-a  lottor  dated  Octo- 
bor  5th.  in  v/hich  the  following  paragraph  occurs;— 

“Now  about  Woods  lamps,  T  havo . written  Mosos  tvu.no  but  pot' 
no  answor.  It  was  understood  •  by”>lavarro  and  myspli*  and  Mosos 
that  they,  should  sand  mo  (J  lamps  So- Antwerp  and' the  models  to 
France  to  manufacturo,  on  this  1  told  Uorgmann  that,  they  would 
soil'd  mo  i)  lamps.  Slow  tho  fact  is  T  have  roeoivod  horo-  <J  lamps 
Maris,  and  I  dont  know  whether  Mosos-' wants'  his  r  a t on t s  protected, 
as  I.oamiot.pot  a  word  from  him.  In  the  moan  time.  thoro  aro  pouplo 
■crying  for  arc  lamps.  iVill  you'ploaoo  toll  Mosos  about  this  and 
if  I  dont  pot  any  answor  from  Rim,'  T  shall  simply  put  thorn  uj  horo 
and  ho  must  look  aftor  his  patent  intorosts  himself.  Of  courso 
thoro  is  no  quoslion  about  the  price,  but.  the  popple. horo  have 
paid  for  thoso  lamps,  and  fool  hurt  because  T  wont  lot  thorn  put 
them  out  to  the  py'blic.0 

Will  you  ploaso  lot ’mo  have  your  answer  to  samo  at  your 


W.  D.  Rich,  Esq.. 

caro  Hdisoc  Electric  113 urr.i sating  Co. 

Pall  River,  Mass. 

Dear  Sir;- 

V/e  have  your  letter  of  the  lath.  inst.  and  your  tol.e- 

$$$&■  s  date  joeing  that  you  had  received  the  sketch  we 
you.  _ *  • 

rn  ym  „UJa  sW  U!lll  H.n.  u.rirh[  <to|_ 

**  tl“  *"  “r*y  ^  ]J:*inr.  a  Urht  wooden 

O.....xrfo  of  it.  T  af.tt.th  a  si.ctch  and  axplanalion  which  T 

trust  win  inal; o  the  matter  clear  -i„,i 

cjeai,  and  convey  to  you  the  way  i0 

v/luch  vo  understand  the  wetter  and  *• 

0  our  solution  of  tho  difficulty, 

"'iCh  laU“r  ”  *“>*  "■•-•fer  afortia,  «t.,d  of  )onlhcmnt.'  tho 

oo„ ,  «-nd  ti  uot  you  will  -  give  it  your  consideration  and 
avoid  Birtkini;  tho  pxlonsion  referred  to.  •• 

Tfl  ,'eroronee  to  fc-rate  baVs  .for  the  Brockton 

wo  have  to-day  sons  to  Sfft  Sprague  a  bill  of  lading,  and  they  won’t 

rd  on  tho  ll-th.  met.  Wo  havo.an  invoice  from  Messrs. 

babedek,  •?  'Wilcox  'charging  us  with  v 

8  8  fflib  thesc  bavs»  ancl  as  the  cost  is 

,  .v/c  shall  bo  glad  to  know  ir 

.  ua  to  know,  if,  m  your  opinion,  wo  should 

lay  tho  amount.  v/e  think  i;r,,ih„,.t  . 

Jk  1,0  Und®*  stooe  you  to  say  that  thoro  was 

spmo.  defect  in  tho  bars  supplied  with  ti,. 

uppiiod  with  tho  boilor,  and  that  theso 


I  ?  S  S'  10-  z  a 


had  tv  bo  sent  to  rococo  thorn.  Tf  this  is  the  caso,  it  is 
desire,  to  refute  the  chargo. 

Very  truly  yours, 

0 

Enclosure,!;, 


c.  If.  Coo]:  a,  Esq, 


Syracuse,  '  w,Y.‘ 


(  8-83 -ie-2-0 


Vo  have  received  your  letters  of  the  17ch. 
together  with  map  an 0  canvass  of  Auburn.  v/heo  «*  ar 


*  H,*p  an°  canvass  of'  Auburn.  when  wo  are  through 
with  tho  former  wo  will  return  it  to  Hr.  D.  M.  Osborne. 

>./o  wired  you  to-day  to  canvass  Hudson  and  Poughkeepsie 


on  your  way  to  Mow  Yuri.,  ’  ' 

Tn  reference  to  counting  the  number  of  lights  in  each 

~t0r°  CRCC  pB  iaturday  “•****  order' to  get  the  difference  in  the 

amount  of  consumption  on  that  evening  from  the- balance  of  tho  week 

v/o  consider  that,  your  canvass  should  embody  this  information,  and 

nKa33  be  glad  if  you  wilj'  always  soud  ii  »4  i,  1 

'  OB“  **■  to  us-  in  places  v/horb  1 

there  is  such  a  difforonco  as  you  mention. 

.  Yorjr  truly  yours, 


I  S’  g  3“ 


October  22nd.  1UJ.3, 

Hue t ay  Soldan;  Efeq.Supt. 

Edison  Wacluno  Works, 

104  Ooorck  Street,  City.  . 

Wjr  Do'or  Sir!- 

I  find  that  your  system  of  charpini’  everythin!'  up  1.0 
stock,  and  thonccharpint.;  it  out  again  to  various  orders  on  vdiieh 
"the  machines  are  baiR<?$$^j|$kdoos  not  »ork  at  all  veil  so  far  as 
my  office^ is  concerned, .  We  arc  having  endless  trouble  in  trying 
to“docipher*  the  allogod  mcmorandumof  material  used,  which  inorao- 
randuirid  are  j  roparod  by  f  .r.  Do  dee.  II'  thr.  sys Lam, which  I  inaug- 
u rated  on  your  sogcostion, is  persisted  ln.'it  -/ill  result  in  an 
extra  oxponso  of  about  350.  a  wocik  so  far  as  my  clerical  forco  here 
is  concerned,  and  such  an  expenditure  is  ontiroly  out  of  the 
"quostion.  C0R,°  t’°  the  conclusion  that  the  old  •  system'  is' 

' ffwfo bettor  of  tho  two,  and  I  write  to  inform  you  J'f  this,' 
as ' v/hori .  J  pot  back  to  town  the  ondoof  this  '//< iok  1  wish  to  arranpo 
y/ith  you  to  return  to  the  old  ‘method  of  s to ek"K doping, 

l/urthormofb,  when  a  fow  days  back  Mr;' Edison  enquired  of- 
mo  tho  method  nov/  pursued  as  to  'this  mac  tor,  T  informed  him  that 
'v/o  v/orp  dependant  for  the  charging  of  our  material  entirely  to 
memorandum  prepared  by  Mr.  l)od£.'0,  and  Mr.  Edison  politely  informod  mo 
that  6ndcr  such  circumstances  ho  would  not  consider  my  books  worth 
a"dnmnod*',  as  ho  has  absolutely  no  confidence  whatjover  m  any 


1.8S3'  |  o-zz  '>» 


statements  prepared  by  isr.  Dodge.  lio  gives  as  his  roason  for  this, 
that  Mr.  Dodge  made  so  many  mistakes  while  engaged  in  the  mapping 
department  or  the  Edison  Electric  light  Company,  and  all  of  which 
mistakes,  wore  of  such  a'character  that  it  would  bo  impossible  for  ' 
him( Mr.  Edison)  to  have  any  conficfoheo  whatever  in  tho  work  of 
any  one  'capable  of  in«  such  mistakes  as  I  rofor  to.  :  . 

■■WM'  Vory  truly  yours, 


_ r 


lo--'2-Lj- 


October  34th.  3 

0.  1<V  EruekOtt,  Esq. 

'  I'rir.cGton  College, 

Princeton,  U.  .1, 
f  i$j£8aiixr:’  Nr.  I.ruckett:- 

I  bef;:  to  acknowledge  with'  thanks  your  lot  tor 
of  tho  10  th.  inst.  together  with  your  lot  tor  of  the.  11th.  innt. , 
which  wo  onco  before  received ’ wi thou t  signature. 

j  should  tafro  groat. '  p  1  easuiro  in  going.  to  Princeton  to 
soc  your  dynamometer  in  action,  but  unfortunately  icy  present  press 
'  of '  business  prevents  my  leaving  New  York.  I  have  ashed  Mr.  Clarke, 
"  tliV  engineer  of  tho  Edison  Electric  light  Company,  to  go  to 
*’  r-riiic&tbh'  'uhd  examine  the  instruments 


Yory  truly ' you raj 


1*22  3  -  to-  1. 

October  24th,. a 

Ouslav  Sol  dun,  fisq.  Supt. 

*104  OooreJi  Street,  ui/ty. 

Hoar  Sir:-  -  . 

In  relation  to  tho  rloxiblo  qable  used  on  the 
dynamos,  wo  consider  that  this  should  ba 'morn  tliorouchly  onsulatod.  ' 
Tho  .)  resent  insulation  is  liable  to  v/oni*  off  and  cross  tho  polos  on 
haso,  ami  wo  shall  be  glad  if  you  will '(Vivo  this  matter  your  con- 

Yourst,  truly, 


I  8S3 -10-2.  cf 


Oct.uJ.or  iiitj,. 


"ossj-r.  f  orfciani!  »  Co. 

Avenue  i;t  ( i  ty-.“  ' 

Dour  .'iire:- 

V/o  aro  informed  that,  yuu  aro  sondanf  nature's  to  Jtrock 
ton  v/irad  with  white -v/iro  without  any  ta,,o..  This  win  cause 
vory  sorim.fi  trouble,  an  the  covering  abaorba  moisturo  and  catisos 
a  decided  3  cal,  and  r-inco  this  defect  has' boon  romarj.  od  by  ovory- 
Snp  v/J.o  has  hat!  any  experibnotf  with  tho  wire,  wo  consider  it  vory 
bud  policy  on  your  part  to  supply  such  material,  but  feoJ  sa-.is- 
fiod  that  when  wo  cull  your' at  tention  to.  the-  nat  ter  you  will  have 
it  adjusted, 

Vory  t ru 3  y  you rs , 


to- 


October  24 th. 


■jcnfce,  Ks q . sr^sBiif; or, 


.Edison 


Electric  Illuminating  Co. 
brock  ton,  Masd. 


Dear  «lr:-' 

Roplyinp  to  your  f  &vor  b 1  the  17th.  inst.  to 
I  bop  to  cay  that  it  is  his  intention  to  «o  to  Wreck ton 
sbon. as  ho  can  ioavo  dew  York, 

' ' '  Kor  tho  past  low  days  ha  has' been  coni' lr.Gd  to 


his  boil. 


but  wo  oxpoct  to 


to-day 


or  to-r..orro./. 


Very  truly  yours; 


I  S  2  3-  iG"2-Lf. 


Octobur 


Kri-aruo,  Esq. 
Hotel-  l<alm< 


Hoar'  .Sir:-  .  .. 

In  volati.ii  to  shTiity'  ditches,  ago  bon  to  say  that  tiio 
V1"”*  “™  «S»‘.  '  borpmann  abnt  a  lot  or  baa  piny,  to 

ib-ocl  ton  sometime  «™,  t„  sin-  opinion  ,hoso  „  n_ 

turnod.  Tf-yoo  nil  hunt  those  op  ,mM1-  . 

thorn  «#».*»  by  saw  ones,  notify  fa,  so 

Vary  truly  yours, 


i?  X  3-  I  o.- X  if- 


Y'illiar.spcrt,  l cnna. 

Dour  Sir:- 

V/e  beg  to  return  herewith  letter  from  f.'r.'  Kchivenh  in 
"roforunco  to  !.t.  Camel  received  with  your  favor  of  the  *SPth.  insfc, 
'  'So- are  having  a •  canvass  'Rib.de  of  this  place  with  all  pos¬ 
sible  despatch.  Our  canvasser  is  at  the  moment  m  hazlfc'ton,  but 
v/ill  i'h.  a  day  or  two  go  to  tit.  Camel,  and  send  us  the  necessary 
data  to  (jot  up  plans  and  estimator. 

Tn  r  Of;  arc!  to  the  people  at  that  point-  having  -  socurod  tho 
ground.  for  a  central  station,  wo  consider  it  rather  a  mistake  to 
bo  too  premature  about  a  matter' of  .that  hind,  as  tho  location  of 
a  lot  may  make  .a  considerable  difference  in  tho  amount  of  our 
estimate; 

Tr.  regard  to  my. going  to  i:t.  Carmel  to -etako  off  the 
building  or  for  othor  purposes,  at  tho  moment  it  is  impossible 
'  fur  Ipo  to  loavo  Mow  York,  and  in  any  event  I  hardly  think  that  tho 
laying’ out  of' tho  building  is  such  a  serious  undertaking  as  to 
require- my  personal  attention.  .  " 

Y/c  will  rush  this  matter  through  juat  as  quickly  as 

possible,  and  write- you  again' when  wo  have  something  definite  iii 
connection  With  the  estimate  to  submit. 

V  -  Very  truly"  yours, ’ 


:locure,  l). 


i  2  %  3  "  /  6  -  2 _  tf 


Octobor  24th,  3 

l'.  B,  flhaw,  Ksq. 

Williamsport,  forma. 


Wo  bog  to  on'clobb  a  letter  from  5! ft  K.  q,  sticJ.or  tho 
Chief  Burgess  of  tho  town  viT'fcii  toil,  l’a. in  'which  ho  enquirios 


EneloBuro,]!. 


l  9  B  2>-l  o-  2_ 


October  24th. 

W.  !•'.  Moore,  Ksq. 

City. 

Dear  5;i  i-;  — 

can  to  ;;ot  him  a  situation. 

I  think  th <3  Gorman  Company  ashed  , 

I  v  asi.od  t  o2  a  mot  email,  arid  it 

wouhd  bo  a  ,-ood  idea  for  Oakley  to  eo  t  '  ■ 

.  tu  |-'o  to  r-o rf/iaann’ s  an.rt  cocruk 

St  root  ani-i "  3  niiiTi  „n  . 

Jun  t-iJ  about  inn},  i  nr-  not  on* 

P  .,b*  '/o  wu2d  aim,  haro  l,io 

coachod  in  the  intoroots  or  the 

■  °  01  tho  ‘•wnmi!rcxa3  part  or  the  busjuo«-<- 

*“  ”h“  he  S“  M*  »d,..ition 

J  ot.n  tiion  send  hiai  to 

'■orlin. 


Vary  truly  yours 


\%%3 -to  -  7-H- 


(■‘ctobor  24.  th. 


li.  Rich,  Esq. 

cure  Edis 


:  13  laminating  Co. 
Mass. 


Real 


V/o  bog  to.  enclose  you  herewith  duplicate  bills  of  Jading 
toROthor  with  sliiM-int-  3-ist  of  the  [•'all  River  bailors  which  wont 
forward  on  the  Hand,  inst. 

With  rotation  to  firbi.no];,  v/o  would  3  ike  to  know  if 
you  uso  any  i  ire  bricl.  lining  in  yo-r  stack  foundations!  feu  will 
notion  that  in  all  of  our  estimates  v/o  include  34*  of  brick  stack 
with  thin  description  of  lining,  but  if  in  practice  this  arrange¬ 
ment  is  not.  observed  and  if  you  do  hot  consider  it  necessary  ,o 
would. liko  to  know  about  it  in  order- that  we  may.  in  future  3oavo  , 

a.,  c/ 

Vbry  truly  yours, 


7 


7 


IS  8  3-16- Zlf- 


October  34th.  .  ;{ 


Yr'.  I).  Mich,  Esq. 

carG  Edison  Electric  Tllumin&tihf.  co. 

Kail  Kivor,  bass. 

I  am  in  rocoij>t  of  U-  letter  from  for.  Sprague  at  broeJ;  ton, 
who  says  that  they  had  some  trouble  on  tho  night  of  the  loth, 
mat.  on  account  of  tho  exhausts'  from  tho  dynamo  overflow  pans 
1  ending  into  tho  engine  oxhaust,  Tho  urip  pipe' ns  os  after  leav¬ 
ing  the  exhaust  a  considerable  amount  ana  tho  rosul  t  is  thul  ?.  . 
quantity  of  v/ator -.always  collects  in  the  exhaust  and  gporv  starting 
up  this  is  some  tines  ’forced  into  the  overflow  pans  on  Uio'uyruimOE 
ami  largo  quantities  of  water  fare  thrown  out  from  tho  oxhaust, 
after  being.  lift  mi  not  loss  than  thirty  foot.  While  I  was  at 
hr.ocl.  ton  this  sane  trouble  occur  rod  twico,1  arid  .1  am  afraid  that 
hoeiu  day  tho  eoriaequoneos  will  ■  bo"  very  serious,  Tho  drip  should 
fall  instead  of  rising,  so  that  tho  water  iuigh L  run  off,  and  I 
wish  you  would  ]  iridly  give  the  matter  your  immediate  attention; 

Very  truly  jours, 

■  ^ 


1233-/0- 


2-  H- 


Cctctcr  24th, 


•  Jvl»u  Campbell,  KStl, 

'Mtw.u.17,1.,  fei,na.; 


Doai*  Kir'- 


I  havo 


your  lot tor 


’*  t,i0  2"th.  uiii 

o  position 


Hit  p'roaont  u<..o. 

7  S,"'U  J,0,'l  r.urao  before 


f«l  ly 

which  1  can  cffoi 


anythin'-  fo: 

I  fei 


doairo, 

■-'/Ct 


Sf  c,'iai  :I«i  1.0  do. 
toon icon,  tut  uutuido.  tll,u 
-r'  '““Id  no;  Utttin  tho  cr.d  you 


Lh:U  7  car.  in  rsj 
if  my  lnl'l uor.ee  v/ith  Hr. 


Jl"^  truly  yours, 


0 


IK  83- 


■  -  October  &ttht 

V/.  8.  Amirov/;;,  r;Sq, 

Krankl  in  i-ou.se, 

lov/roneo,  Mass. 

Dear  Sir:- 

70  havo  ywur  lott*r  ^'tho  inst.,  am.  in  reply 

W°Uja  ’W  th8t  W°  hav°  roi'‘orrod  that  portion  which  relates  to  the 
Sa.-etV  catch  thumb  nuts  to  the  proper  parties" for  their  attention, 
nd  ha.  a  ./iitu-o-i  hr  Sol  dan  in  regard  to  the  flexible  cable  on. 
dyniunos  bnu'''  noro  thoroughly  insulated, 

U  is  not.  our  intention  to  send  a  lightning' arrestor  for 
!»../» once,  .io  the  syntoi.vis  underground- and  duos  not  roquiro  it. 

ihe  motor  scales  are  quite  large  enough  to  weigh  100  lipb 
notor  plates. 


Vory  truly  yours,' 


I  ZX3-  Ic 


V/illiam  Pu rrou^hs,  iisq, 

4U  Hroadv/ay,  titty.  '  : 


October  Mth. 


W!‘l  you  HM),  eal]  at.  ,.hl,  „m.„  mj  ym 

pioalnr  an<l  can  rtM  It.  convonlmt  t„  ^  , 

you  M  Placinr  our  froirh!  i„  your  hands. 


/  <4  'S3-  /  o  — 


V/.  S.  Andrews,  Kaq. 


I nwrnnco,  Mass, 


Imvo  j,oui  lottor  6C  the  l&th,  inot.  in  rolation  to 
tho  up  rfth,  lh„  Wn  000  ^  ayn<ra0, 

tocut.-,,,..,  u,„.  in  r,,jy  tor  to  uiS2  bm=n 

nnc!o  so  that  they  will  i;o  topothor. 

In  ropard  to  having  foodor  switch  and  safety  catch 
KOdor  in  «,  r noon,  ]  ,10  no,  thintthis  ,,ool,l  h,  roo-n(1  - 

»o»  Ml  M  •*»><  m»  taring  tin*.  >»«». 

Very  truly  yours, 


(.  &.23-/0- 


October  2-itli. 


Ooorjjo  !V.  Wilbur,  KSq’ 
loot  OiTico, 

i-t.  KmtHjl,  i-a, 


Wo  Jiavo  your  lottor  of  *  iho  aist.  iriat.,  and  it:  roj-ly 
**  oul d  a.tj  .hav  your  canvass  books  aro  not  «|Uile  coh.jj  otod,  buy  wo 
tc  ah  to  soiio  thorn  to  you  in  day  or  tv,o.  ffo  oretdrod 

U  •>*  M 
«»'•!«»,  «,  -.am  l;„0lnons,. 

Iho  *t.  OarmoJ  pooj'-3ij  arovvcry  anxious  to  have  an  os- 
tiniutc  i-or  an  installation'  afttey  I-laco/ anu '  Wc.  Wlsh  you  to  ROt 
th‘>Wa88  1,1  th°  °iTiCO  ^rb^VUii  oarfiosV  possible  moment.  ' 
V6i;ir'"Vrii]  y  yours, 


I  ^  3  -  10-2 


Octobor  #Jth. 


Y/illiarn  KeJiwonk,  Esq. 

ttt.  Carmoi,  " i'ijnhai  ’ 

.  Dear  Kir;- 

*  ten  Vmr  lottoV'of  tho  joth.  inst/,  ,,M  i„ 

'  •*»*«•*  ,h»  «*«  .f  „„  „rlY01,  this 

*”  .  or  to*,  II, 0  .tup.  .133  uw  Mr  put  i„  shuju  „„„  ,|io 

“*  f*™*«  s“  »  —  »  •  nry  .hurt 

»**  ruquirud,  it  is  i„P„s,iUo  fol. 
..nuihe  iny  uo-ent.  dsiw  t],«r  Miftn.s  ur  otto*  .ojorioi  slKlt 

may  bo  roquired,  '  "  •*•■•&,■*  -*■-'■•  . .  .  , 

f yoii  rfe. 


£2-2^ 


I  X  ?3 ~io  -  i.  & 


October  anil.  3 

S._  Eaton, 

"• .  City. 

boar  "Sirj- 

Roforrin;.:  to  the  attached  we  bog  to. say  that  tlTare  was 
no  mistake  in  the  plana  of  the  Rail  River  building.  Wo  had  this 
building  so  arranged  that  xt  would  accomodate  the  sxtra  boilers 
necessary  to.  be  supplied'  v/hbii •  fho'T'tirhe  canto  for  increasing  the 
capacity  of  the  plant,  but  this  vo  arranged  iii  such  a  manner  that 

''' to  cl  sun  their.  out  it  was  necessary  to  en&flr.  them  from  the  tb|» . 

“which  is  a  yory  common  thing  to  do.  .The  Rail  JUver  people  thought 
"that  tiioy.  would  prof  or  to  have  them  so  arranged  that  access  'could 
be  acquired  from  the  sides,  and"  ds  i£  was. merely  a  question  of 
obliging  those  gentlomoii  ,v/o  ciec’idod  to  yield  to  thoir  views  and 
consequently  gave  instructions 'to  have  thb  building  lengthened  six 

foot, which  has  boon  dono.  '  '  r' . * 

'  Very  truly  yours, 

:  •  •  J  . 


i  'i 


i-iosars,  Harris  £  Robinson, 


Room  iS,  Trust  Co’s.BuiJdinj?, 
Hartford,  Conn. 


V/o  bop  to  bncloso'yba  hdrowith  ootimatos  for  tho 
installation  of  Bdlaon  BlootMi’Hcli,  Control  Motion  plants  at 
Hartford,  and  SouthinRton,Conn.  1 

Tho  lormor  is  for  a  «**  imp.  mth  BB,, 

■installation  for  MW  Unlit.  <M  Moiiat ioB  and  ihh 

Inttor  for  a  plant  of  030  Imps  capacity  with  street  installation 
for  070  lights  and  amounting 'to  500,0.10 .40'- 

Our  biif  for  tho  itfoht  inotaildtiph  in  tho  Soothing 
ostiaat.  is  Mm  based  uponthS' Samo" idndiiions  as  sot  fOrth  in 
our  lottos  to  you  ondor  date  6rW'22rid.;  inot.  Too  „m 
tent  tha  hOst  par  lap  in  this  «».«  in  221.71,  ***  j,  37.„ 
loss -(Sr  .lamp  than  tho  -loo  Uoht  plant,  and  farther  it  only  obits 
33,142.71  to  increase  tho  oapacity  of  this  plant  frooi  OoO  Unfits 
to  uoo  lifihts,  which  is  almost  throo  quarters  lurgor.  In  view 
of  those  foots  „o  would  strongly ’adviso  tho'ddoption  of  the  030 
light  ostimato  an  boing  tho  ondmbro  satisfactory in  all  rospoots. 

m  relation  to  tho  ■Hartford  estimate,  this  is  based  K 
upon  tho-.anumption  that  the  odhf.fel ' station  win  bo  plaood  upon  U 


(223-  /C-2-  C 


2 

tho  810,000.  lot,  tho  3ixo  or  which  .is  »lu  x  Up  anti  situated  North 
of>  All  yn  St  root  botv/oon  Ann  ■  *.  Trumbull  St  root.  Wo  explained  to 
your  Hr.  Harris,  v/hon  ho  was  in’ Now  York,  that  all  our  plans  for 
Hartford "had  boon  gotten  out  upon  tho  assumption  that  tho  lot  w o 
"v/oro  to' tiso  was  to  bo  3U  x' 00,  and  that  if  tho  *  SO  j:  bO  lot  ;v)ds  • 

“ subbtitutod'  it  would  nocossitato  our  cutting  off'a  portion  of 
“  tlio  buiiditiij  which  would  admit  of  tho  plant  being  increased '  iC ' 
-tbOO  IiiThts  only,  unless  it  Yore  possible  to  got  more  land  when 
required  at  tho  back,  so  that  tho* building 'might  bo  extended. 

The  cost  por  lamp  of  thi3  estiraato  i'6  ‘$22,‘70  Which,  without  taking 
into  consideration  the  vory  Torfid'nujiibOr  of  lights  covered '  by  our 
prbpoSod  district,  .namely,  4402J  is  we  consider  a  low  bid.' 

"  Wo  omitted  to  say  in  tho  roronoihg  part  of  this  lott'br 
that  wo  encloso  statomont  of  tho  daily  rhrininp  oxponsjos  and  proba- 
'  bl  o'  profits'  on.  a  capitalisation  of  S30, 000,  for  a  «00  light  plant 
at  Southington.  V/oro  you  to  install  th6 ‘050, light  plant,  the 
increase  iii  tho  daily  running ’fexporisos  would  bo 'so 'small  as  to 
hardly  bo  visible,  while  .tho  por 'cent  for ’dividend  on  tho  capital 
invoatod,  which  latter  hood  hot'oxbood  "Sfl6,06o,"t  would  of  course 
:bb  much  larger  thun  that  shown  on  tho  onclosod  statomont, 

V  ”  ‘"  Under  separate  cover  wo  send  you  tho  oxhibits  roforroii  to 
.■■'iiY'tlid  eijelosod  estimates  togothnr  with  a  plan  of  tho  arrnngorfidrit  - 


of  'fc'Ji'o  South  inn  ton 


.'Vory  truly  yours. 


i?  ’S'S-io-'-z  g 


October  2<}th.  sa.  3 

K.  J.  Sprnguo,  Esq. 

Hotoi  Belmont,  . . 

Brockton,  ito^s, 

boar!  Si  r:-  "  •  ... 

I  enclose  you  herewith  letter  from  Mr.  Uatcholdr  of  “• 
Paris  in.  reference  to  the.  possibility  .of  working  more  than  two" 
amperes  per  millimetre  on  tho  underground  conductors  *c. 

Please  give  me  full /replies  to  all  of  Mr.  Batchelor's 
questions,  in  ordo.r  that  I  may1- transmit  thsm  to  him,  and  also 

return  his  lottdr  with  y-.ur  mdmdi4‘fidum. 

Vory" truly  yours;  '  ' 

■J^iA 

Enclosure,  A.  •  ... 


I  8  8  3-  lo-  ±6 


.IPrank  n.  {io.  Co  wick,  Koq.  frost. 

Edison  Electric  Illuninutint;  Oo.  of  Kunbury,  ’ 

WiJ 3 lamsport,  .  Pinna.  -  ■ 

Doar  Sir:-  ' 

'Vo  aro  in' ro.eoif  t,- of  your’ favor  of  tbo  .fird,  inst.,  and 
in  . nor  3  y  bog  to  say  that ‘wo  ari'  hdt  in  the  loaot  aurpri-aod  to  hoar 
of  tho  number  of  broken  lr.uhps'if^cbnnoction  with  your  system  at 

whom  wc  cent'  to  inspect  your  ,3 ant  and  ascertain  the  cause  of 'such 
br,6nj-  ano,  .and  wo  find  that  yoii'fiavo  boon  running  tlieso  lamp  s'  hot/' 

•  atVton  candle  powor'as  tiiby  >irc  intended  to’’ bo  rlin  but  much  noaro.r 
twenty.  •  if  this  course’  is  -pufsue'dJyou  ' cannot  but  expect  to.-. have  a 
vary  largo  per  cont  of-  breakup;  ~"The  .3  amps  vra'sqnt.you  wore  some 
of  those'  mado  up  a  short  time  Since  ’  at  -  the .  factor^  and.  tho  bbst 
that  y/o'l-.ave  yet,  produced.  .  •  y 

,w':  vtfioix ,I>n-Oet'eilo|^as  hero  iiVMeW  rovk  ho. vi sited  this  v' 
offico,  arid  during  the  course  of  conversation  ho  looked  at  oar 
Damps  and  asfoii  tho  candle  power,  romari/fni:  at  tho  sumo  time  that 
t!  oy  were  not  as  bright  a r.  tho  Dirht  you  were  supplying  at  Sunbury. 
Thbso  lamps  of  ours  wore  givifif  cf  least  eighteen  candlos, 'so  it 
'is  thoreforo  quite  rlcin  to  us  what  tho  cause  has  been  to  result  in'- 


\ 


\q>%T>  ~\b'  2-g 


s^ph  a.  Jarre  brealogo  of  lamps  as  you  report. 

(ur  agent  who  was  m  Sunbury  a  few  days  ago,  advises  us 
that  Mr.  Karr  gave  positive  instructions  to  the'  ongineer  in  charge 
of  the  sunbury'  station  to  'run  the  dynamos'  to  their  fullest  capac¬ 
ity.  •  Ho  (our  spent)  explained  to.  tho  engineer  the  disadvantages 
at  tenders. t  up'o*1  such  a  proceeding t  and  regulated  the  lights. 

,j.  yOU  V/i3  j  suppjy  your  cub  tumors  with  a  quantity  o* 

'of  lu-'Kt  equal  to  ton  candles  for  each  lamp  installed,  you  .'/ill 
fimi  that  jotr  troanai  u  Jill  timrrai  Vdi-/  r.,ndly.  It  is  ",a«h 
MW  if  «M*M  *>M  Vipil.t '  frrai  MM*  Umf.  to  H* 
thoir.  with"  an  article  dosignod'i'or’a.  Sofe' 'extensive  illumination, 
but  to  try  and  get  twenty  canaios 'from  an  article  which  is  only 
-  iiW&toia  to  supply  half  that  wMsber'is  fatal  to  the  long  life  dr 

"  the  lamp.  •  ■ 

" ':v'*  '  '  Trusting  that m  future  you  will  ragujj^tfl  tho  light 
"■'^mr-proporiy,  wo  are, 

Very-  truly  yduvo, 


I  ?'2'5-  I.O-U 


October  .i'Jth.  3 

care  KUisor:  Klee  trie  IllununatinK  Oo. 

This  ML))  introduce  to '  you  Hr.  X.  ’C.  Walker,  whom  I  am 
sonrJini;  to  :-;haH.o);in  to  obtain  whatever  infor.'tatio.rr  you  can  i>ive 
hi:::  in  ref 3 ronce  to  our  sjrstciiv'oi''  house  iviri'np  Or  an./t.hinr,  also  he 
n?sy  rtonxrf  to  know.  I;!".  'I'ulkor'  will  brum  with  hi;;  samples  oi‘  the 
'  now  wire  which  wo  are  goinp,  to  uao, -  .and  he  has  such  instructions 
r  from  no  that  ho  understands  tho  application  of.it,  and  1  shaj)  be 
clad  if  you  will  give  J:ir.i  ul)  facilities  possible)  to  onabl u  him  to 
obtain  whatever  inforaivtiur/fte  requires. 

Very  truly  yours,' 

& 


October  -*ith. 


.  V.'.  I',  i-.’ouly,"  listi.  1-rost. 

Kdieon  Electric  13 Jumihatinc  C.'o. 

Vi'c  have  your  J  fitter  of  tf-.o  ,i;lrd,  inst.  cotif  l  ainirin  that 
the  system  at  Shamolin  has  boon  worhinr  badly. 

Wo  received  ft  letter  fro;.:  ;.ir.  Cohan t  oxplaminn  the  causo, 
OKU  if  sp) ears  that  a  nuir.be  roi'  Irons  have  fcaon  pet  tine  waxed  up 
with  the  wires  and  causing  erases  oh . fcjio  line'.  This  os'  course  is 
a  matter  which  ear.  be  very  easily  remedied  by  haVirij;  the  treos 
oithor  removed  or  trailed,  si,  as  not  to  interfere  'with  our  system. 

“  '  Wo  wore  also  adv.isod  by  Kr.  cor.anf  that  the  n»sv6rn6r  oh 

"on 8-' of.  the  enpinea  wna  working  badly,  and  we  wired  him  to  havo'it" 
tul'.dn'bf f  arid  the  flange  bri/jhtohod  up,  whiih'v/ill  relieve  all 

"*  trouble.  -  '  . . *  ‘ 1  ■"  ■' 

We  do  not  boo  that' ahytnihr;.'- lias'oecurrod  which  would 
necessitate  oar  oonrtinp  anybody '  to  &hahe);ih,  ac  the  parties  tlioro 


which  have  arisen. 


Vory  truly  your::, 


I  ?  ?:3  '  (C  -  2-  S 


Oq tabor  .'sPitfr. 


J •  r‘ Sopors, 

India  t 


'Hoar  .'Nirr:;- 

%  have  your  JottOi-  or  tl-n  y-u-i, 

1  -1*  - •  milt.,  and  nnss 

‘W  . . .  ««  .»•*  „  «,rlww 

"  ml.  1 1  in  on  irtul.  ... 

”°h  “  ^  „00,„0  aialairl  uni 
h!i"  to  ho  ,’URt0'1  ')■,  which  titio. 

Wo  h-ayo,  hov/ovor,  pleasure  iu  otatmp  that  ,0  W 
forv/ardod.  to  your  address  by  express  yesterday  O.io  bottle  or  tiu 
inl:*  v/,u,n'ifou  roquj.ro  any  more -i-rassHB>B»;  V/o  vU3  bo  „,.Io  f  . 
supply  l'i  nio ris  promjily.' 

Very  truly  yours  ' 

. 

"  •  0 


(  2  3  3- 1  o-  z 


Octobor  ill  til. 


!*.  ?f.  lord,  Eaq.  Troas. 

Edison  Electric 


T3  3 uyio-utiny  Co. 
■'■'•ass. 


Wo  to: 


'  t’r:M 


ie.oip&  vf  your '  favor  of  Lh  :i 
"•I an,  and  in  roply  would  say 
which  has  tafcon  piano  m 


fu->rii3hinp,  you  with  such  a  person,'  but  as  this  hind  oi’  a  man  is'  not 
l“icrio'd  up  ariyv/horo  and  wo  have  had  oousidorublo  trouble  i,  ru&Ubff 
i»h'6..  .Y/o  Jtaya  ploaauro  isi  stating  that  wo  huvo,  howdvor,  sucodddod 


in  securing  tha  sarvicoa.of  a  first  cl  as  a  'mot.drman  v/ho  has  had 
charf'o  of  the  Wosollo  plant  for"  3otio:  tirno  past,  aud^will  report  for 
duty  at  Iawronco  not  lator  'titan  tha  1st.'  inst.,  and  boforo  that  if 

at  's3 3  .possible,  . 

Vory  truly  yours, 


/a- 


October 


>.  JptOtl,  iiS'-I. 


Bast'  ?Jnwark,  N.,1.  . 

'  boar'  .{Sir:-  -  - 

In  vol  ition  to  broken  lamps  received,  at  brock ton,  do 
“you  not.  think  it  v/imld  bo  a  good  “idea  to  pack  a  hal  i*  a  doain  1«; 
and  handle  them  ruuyhly  in  the  laboratory,  that  is  oxporir.rinn  on 
difi'ovout  manners  of  paukinijt 

Yoiirs'truly, 


■ 

J 


I  £  8  3  -  1.0  -  2</ 

iobor  :tvth.  a 

W.  J-.  Garrison,  Ksq.  •  • 

l-i7  Port  oral  Strbot,"  '  '  " . 

boston,  Mass. • 

'Dear  fS&M&rrison:-  - 

In  »*oply  to  yotir  lot-tor  of  tho  Mtul.  mat., 

•  ' as!  iiip  .  abou  t  tho  baft  filoctrie  Rail  tray,  I  uhoulil  udvisd  you  tu’lTOll 
^ttar-mond  not  to  put  a  cent  into  it.  rt  is  simply  a  “catoK'”; 

Vory  truly  yours,  .  -  . 


.  •.  I  t  2.3  '  /C  -  zcj 

Octobor  3‘Jth,  3 

’  '(iooffTO'H.  Moplcino,  tfsij, 

137  Tempi o  (iouVt,  ‘  '  (jiiy. 
no  or  Hr.  Hopkins 

l=:any  thanks  Tornyoiiv  lbitor.of  the* 33th,  inst, 
in  reference  to  tho  Kv/oot  high  speed  «n«ino  riuW  being  exhibited  at 
’'‘"the  Kail- 'of  the  American  Institute.  T  shall  have  much  pleasure'' 
“"'in'  going'  to  300  it  in  operation, 

"  Very  truly. yours,  • 


October  dbth.  ltiua 


Oustav  Kolrjan,  Ea'q.  Supt. 

204  GocroJ:  Stroot,  Uity. 

_  Dear  Sir;- 

TJ'or-o  is  a  parayraph  in  Dsfuct  Report  No.iid  to  tho  of- 
rooc  that  tho  Wire  bands  hindinj!  tho  armatures  pot  loose  and  came 
off  on  tho  Ml*  »hloh  are  installed  at  Harrison,  Hnnmoyor  * 

So.  shortly'  after  startinS7  fhoso  amintsroa  should  havn  „iro 
bound  around  than,  as  in  flid  central  'station  MM,  •»  novor 
hod  troublo  aftor  on  did  this, "anil' if  you  a„y  furthor  oypl  a- 

natiori'B'i’ily  t/rlght ‘ can  pivo  it  tc  y6u. 

'/ours  truly,  . 


IU3-  |o- 


;  A»  Stuart,  Ksq, .  Sooty. 

Cincinnati,  Ohio. 

Doar  Sir:- 


Qc tabor  '2’alh. 


In  ,M„  to  Coriploto  nor  cep  o,'  Sp„„8n5Jp,  „ 

1S  “*»  ”  •*«>*  ™=  *  *»r*t  chart  ...  ,**  t„„„. 

hav°  wrlLSon  to  tho  City  iirirmonr  tvtico  nshint;  him  to  mi,,  tl 
'tracinn  hit,  map,  hot  oithdtlt  result  other  ,hu„  tno, 
ha„  ronainoti  una„s,„rM.  Could  „y 

chat  Vto  rcqoirh,  as  it  is  absolutely  necessary  that  v/o  should  have 
;«  heforn  »u  can  conplo.e  our  to*,  end  to '.toll  bo  , ,1a, I  to  head 
from  you  at  tho  oarliost  pos3iblo  moment. 

Very  truly  yours,  '  ' 


lV'»3-/0-2rI( 


October  zi/th.  3 

'!!.  II.  Douty,  Esq. 

Sh  oniol;  in,  Ponua. 

Boar.Sir:- 

V/e  bog  to  ackiiov/lotlRO  v/ith  thanks  tho  rocoipt  of  your 
favor  of  tho  25th.  inst.  enclosing  Mr.  John  l-mllon' s  chock  on  thofi 
Sh amok in  Banking  Company  for"  81,000.  on  account. 

In  relation  to  "putt ins  your  plant  in  proper ‘shape,  \ro 
have  already  written  you  on  tho 'subject,'  arid  trusting  that  you  aro 
mooting  with  no  further’  difficu!r^x"6s,  wo  bog  to  remain, 

^  Very  truly  yours, 

•  .?  .  ■ 


[W.-b-  Ic-  2,  | 


October  31st.  3 


’Yilliam.O.  Me.  Do '-/oil,  Kaq. 

130  liberty  Street,  City, 

boar'  Nir;- 


T-  bo p  to  acJuiOY/lodpo  receipt  of  your  letter  of  the  X7t.h. 
inst,,  anil  in  reply  would  say  that'  there  arq  no  army  calls  n-vdo 
Ur?"  Wy  ,UVS,>  an<1  a“  1  "«*  intoroatod  in  tho  Edison  l,lclp 


i-octory,  oxo opt- as  a  stockholder,  T  do  no- 
with  your  roquust. 


■'  ~W»o  «■»  In,  hofcjrltl,, 

'  Very  truly  yours,  ' 


Enelosur 


1  ■£  *E3  - 


October  3] at. ' 

John  )'.  Rogers,  £•  no. 

02  Indict  Square, 

Dos ton,  rash, 

near'  'Sirs!-  . 

V,'c  arc  pleased  tw.noo  that  by  your  letter  of  the  37th. 
inst.  you  have  rocoivod  the  duplicating  ink. 

In’  relation  to  an  invoice,  wo  cannot  sot  a  price  upon 
«vhat  .70  hove,  forwarded  you,  but  will  arrngo  with  norm  stationer  in 
hew  VWk  for  the  maauructurb'of'  the  aftiulo  and  will  advise  you 
as  to  whoro  it  can  be  procured "InTVuturo.'."  , 

.  VaryTtruly  yours, 

■ 

X 


I  2  2  3-  ./  o  -  3  | 

.  October  33 St.  3 

K.  S.  Marsh/,  t’.3q. 

/’/3'i  ic.'.s t  ii’.Jrd,  5*traot,  city. 

Ho iii‘  Sir 5 7. 

V1  Hoforri.ni'  to  your  favor  of  tha  #lth.  inst.,  T  boji  to  • 
ansv/or  as'.;fol3or/a:- 

i'lns/r.  The  i'humti!  rajih  is  an  invention  oi  mi  no,  bJ  r,  no  Lhinj: 

-  h-i:5  boon  done  with  At  for  trio  last  few  yours,  as  my  b lino  has  boon 
no  fully  occupied  with  otiior  mutters  that  T  can  hardly  say  whothor 
I  shn31  bo  abl  e  bo  tfiiro'  attention  'Wit  .further  on,  ' 

KKCOKI),  Kl’bctricity  a's  <i3  ready  ’Sui-orse'dinr  and  performing 
the  present  functions  of  ;rnsi' afi'd''t'to,Uh,' ‘bob 'ho'w  loin:  it  will  tale 

..fa). 

yff  /•<>  ngtam^ko  majority  of  the  business  i  t  is  JB^f-icuIt  to  say. 

1'lllRn.  I  must  refer  you  to  the  books  for  'theories  about 
'the  nature  of  electricity.  '  ‘  '* — 

Voiri/T)'.  ny  laboratory  is  practically  closed,  at  the  prosont 
time,  and  thoro  is  nothin)-  oi'  aiiy  considerable  interest  to  a  stud¬ 
ent  I  mini’  done  there ,  . 

V  fir /truly  yours, 


3  -  I  °  ->  %  I 


i  2  « 


October  31st., 


W.  rroaton  Hix,  Esq. 

f)3U  Y/ost  Main  fit, root, 

Jouisvillo,  1  y. 

Moor  Sir:- 

-/ill  you  pi ooso  send ‘.us  u  plan  of  the  lot  on  tho  cornor 
of  Uroono  and  Allaysbotv/oon  Eoconil  and  Third  Streets,  upon  which  is 
’  situated '  aii  ol cl  x  ItiO,  price  $511,000.  together  ' 

'■v/ith.sliojgh  or  nano  shov/itif!  tho  position  of  tho  house  in  relation 
ty’tTio  'Bbii^arioB  of  tho  lot  in  accordance  with  "tho  spaces' 

'  uiarkod  for1  distances  on  tho  sketch  bol&w."” 

. ‘.tfofry  truly  yours,' 

'  . ■ 


I  1  ?  '3-10-3  I 

Oeiobcr  list.  'i 

E.  II.  lord,  Esq.Yroas.  "  •’  ■" 

Edison  Electric  II  laminating  Co. 

Jawvonce,  .!.iass. 

Dear  Sir:--  '  . 

.  'Vo  have  your  letter. of  the'  47th,  i'nst.,  and  in  reply 
bop  to  say  that  we  havo  made  inquiries  from' tho  omkors  of  tho 
balance,'  which  via  sent  to  Iawronco,  and  find  that  you  are  right 
i*i  s’tatinp" that  the  capacity  does  not  reach  '»on  grwnmos. 

V/o  v/ill  order  for  tho  use  of  tho  I awronco  Company  a'Ho.li 
balanco  to  replace  the  one  you  now  have,  which  1  attar  no  can  U30 
where  100  light  motors  are  not  call  ad' into  requisition. 

.  In  relation  t-  meters,  v/o  'understand  that,  your  Order 

'No.l  called  for  fifty  motdVB  of’  ii!  lights,  .twenty  five  of  4:1.  lights 
and  five  of  30  lights,  but  ind&Aublr  as  we  considered  this  arrango- 
jnorit  ’both  utioqual  and  insufficient,  wo  doomed  it  advisable' to 'make 
"a '^<5w  arrangement  and  supply  you  with  a  certain  number  of  oribH*df 
"■’the ‘different  units,  the  aggregate  cost  of  which  would  lid  5tKb  ‘ ' 
■'sdmo  as  tho  so  which  v/o  first  proposed  to. supply.  v/a  shall/"  !  • 

howover,  havo  much  pi oasure  'in  complying  wi  til 'your  request*  to 
exchange  the  14  light  motors "f dr  ah  equal  number  of  43  lights 
capacity  and  the  4:1  light  motors  for  ah  equal  ".number  of  30  lights 
capacity.  V/o  will  a]  c„  have ‘Slid  necessary  plates  and.  rubber  parts 


I  2- “g  3-/o  -  3  / 


#r. 


for  tho  lz  light  motors  root  you  without  delay. 

Wo  prosumo  you  understand  that  tno  capacity  of  those 
motors  is  gaupod  upon  tho  assumption  that  each  light  to  bo  rocordod 
by  tHom  is  of  Id  aundln  power,  in  other  words,'  a  d  light  nSotor  is 
'  capablo.df  rocordinp  tori  lo  c'dndlo  lights,’  a  U  light  motor 
rocords^nty  1°  eundlo'li«liis,  a  twenty' five  light  records  forty 
lQ.cgndje  lights,  a  fifty  light"  records  eighty  10  candle  lights 
and  a  one  hundred  light  motor l'Silf  record  ono  hundred  and  sixty 
30  candl’d  'lights; 

Very  truly  yours,  . . 


.  ..{  g  B  3 -10- $ 


October  nist. 


W.  H.  Dwel  1  oy  Jr.  Eo.q.  'l'reas. 

Ret  i  sun  El op trie  Illuminating  Co. 

KaH  Hi  >/or,  wasa. 

'  'Year  Sirs-  * 

. H'/6  a'ro  in  receipt  of  your  to] ogram  of  to-day*  s  date  ’ 

statin^'  that  f'ruosi’a  won  have  boon  ordered-  horse  for  ton-  ’days, :  and 
in  rdply  to  your  query  ns  to  why  you  are  'being'  noRleetod  wo  hoR 
to  say  that  inasmuch  as  the  tubos  v/i l j  not  be  roady  for  ton  days 
v/o  do  not.  soo  the  nocossity  of. 'hoofing  a 'lot  of  rsoti  laying -idle  in 
•■’all  River  and  paying  th”oir  bxponsos.  •  You  can  rose  assured  that 
v/o  are  fully  alive  to  the  "nocossity”  of  pushing  your  work  and  this 
wo  are  doing  t6  our  utmost  capacity,  but  wo  must  -really  ank’ your 
:$§P kind  ' co-opof ation  which  you  can  oxtond "to!  us  by'  oxorci sin's  '  •' 
.sOittlb  patience  and  placing  u  little  moro  confidence' in.  ottr  '  - 
capability  of  .kopping  the'  promises  v/o  havo  mode  to  you,  riamoly^ 

" to" have-'tiio '.Rail  Rivor  installation  completed’ at  tho  oarlibstf  ' 
pocsxblb "moment* 

Very  "truly  yours, 

■ 

■  •  J 


v- 

I  \  8  3-/0-  3/  . 

October  aat.  « 

"f,  !!.  bouty,  lisa,  Frocldbnt. 

Kflison  Sloetric  Il.luriiiriatinff'  Co . 

Shamokin,  Co  mid, 

•  Hoar  Sir:-' 

•T  havo  youi*  letter  of  the  3b  th.  iriat. 

I  an  very  sorry  that  -you  should  object  to  the  use  ol' 
the  double  wire  at  Shasokin  v/ithout  first  ounuirim;  of  no  an  to 
tho  facte,  Tho  Mow  York-  hoard  of  1'iro-  Underwriters'  do  not  trouble 
us  in  the  least,  oxcopt  incitio  df  Mow  York  '  city.  In  tov/na  like 
■'!h  amok  in  they  do  not  intorf  oro  with  our  business  at  nil,  as  the 
property  involved  is  comparatively'  small  and,  furthermore,  T  am 
coriFidont  that  eventually  they  Will  sanction  the  , use  of  trio  wire 
"'sent  you.  So  far  thoy  havo  not  refused  to  sanction  its  uso,  ’ arid' 
"tho "matter  has  simply  not  boon  brought  boforo  thorn,  I  think  'fKot' 
"you  make,  a  t'rcat  mistake  to  refuse  to  havo  it  used  at  Shaihokin;' ' 

Very  truly  yours, . 


(  8  E  3"  IQ-  3  1 

Oc tabor  gist,  3 

,.C.  E.  Spoirs,  Esq. 

care  D.  Van  Mbs trend, 

33  Hurray  street,  City. 

Dear  Sir f-  .  .............  . 

you  i-3 ease  lot  mo  Itnoc/  per  boaror  f/horo  ito  etui' 
find  “Archives  of  Hharwacio*? 

Vory  truly  yours. 


o/ 


:  ‘"-a 

'l'honias  P.-  Conan  t^lisq. 

■joavors  National"  I'y'fc’iSl,’  ’  ’ . , 

'  Doar  iiiri-  .  1  • 

I  sond  you  by  "this  wail  a  copy  of  tho  questions  on  ‘ 
dynamos  and  onpinos  and'  bdi'lors  and  shall  bo  c.Jad  if  you  yfill 
occupy  your  time  by  contributing  to.  tho  litoraturo  of  this  ostab- 
-•Jishmont  by  anov/crinp  same,. 


ill.1  M. 

Uoar^i' 

dynamo 
host  o: 


.  JW3-  //-  0  / 


flovombor  1st. 


Doubloday-,  Esq  -  - 

Edison  Exhibit,  Sou thorn  Kxpoait; 
Iiouisvill  o,  Ky. 


T  sond  you  horovith  a  sot  of  questions  on  tho  motor, 
,  onnino  anti  boilor.  Will  you  plbaso  answer  same  to  tho 
[  your  ability  and  thorn  baoJ:  to  us  at  your  convonionco. 


•Vo'ry  truly  yours, 


/  f<P3-.  //-  o/ 


November  1st.  .'1 

1!.  Dv/ol  1  ny ,  jr.t  Ksq.  I’roas.'  . 

Edison  Electric  Illuminatin''  'Jo. 

Vail  Hivur,  iiasa. 

nour"sir.:~ 

Your  favor  of  tho  'Oat.  alto,'  camo  to  hand  this  morning, 
ami  the  tone  of  it  surprises  mo  extremely.  You  refer  to  ;ir. 

Krooni  soh.-joctiiii!  you  to  del ays  ns  if  ho  //as  doini.'  so  intention¬ 
ally.  Cannot  you  under;ii.lin<i  that  it  ia  impossible  for  itif;  i.wn 
to  bo  of  any  use  m  i'-ull  Paver  Until 3 ho  has  thu  'A<— j ■;  Shore  road/ 

■  to  lay.  i'/o  aro  just  as  anxious  as  ybu'arb  to  havo  the  plant 
install  oil  quickly,  but  wo  ijiu/it  pro  tost  'iSosf  dSdidodly  aqainst  ttho 
frequency  and  unreasonableness  of  your  complaints,. 

Alio./ ine  to  su)!/'os t.  that  it  is  quite  premature  on  yovir 
part  to  ask’  on  tho  first  of  November  ho//  v/e  propose  to  fiat  your/ 
‘plant  runnirip  by  tho  amidol’  .{ovosabor.Y  t  'would  ’roiiun*/^^/, that 
you  wore  imrnod  before  lino  c  n tract  was  closed  that  thorn  would  be 
considerable  delay  unless  your  Company  quarhntood  tho  cost  of  tho 
tubes,  so  as  to  onablo  us  to  or.ior  same  'in  anticipation  of  our 
closing  tha  contract,  and  f  -.ioulil  l’urtnor  remind  you  that  you 
promised  to  solid  us  ouch  a  fjuarantoo  and  that,  you  failed  to  <(o’  so, 
arid  ngy  complaint  that  you  now  have  to  maj.d  as  to  tho  ri Olay  should 
bQ...niacio  t.o  yourself  for  failing' to  send  us  tho  f!uarantoe'‘ab,(iv6 


/S\p 3-  lf-?f 


"  V ' 


rofovrql^gfci-aricl  not  against,  i. 

fully  agree  with  you^SfijSSjSj's'fcho  iinportnpco  of  } 

■  MXVI-  ■  : 

your  tubes  completed  bbforo  f^ost  sots  in  has  boon  sufficiently 

ojj|iar!?dd  upon  and  that  n  rdrititiori  in  on  ti  roly  unnecessary,  and 

.Hi ......  .  -  .  ....  . .  .  ..  ... 

I-,wpuld  again  bog  of  you  to  oxbrciso'a  little  pationco,  inasmuch  a 
working 

only’ -twenty  three  day's  have  Plapsoff since  thtf'Wnt met  with  your 
Company ''./aa'  closed. 

V/o  aro  unv/Ill  in/’  to  givo  any  ouch  bond  an  .you  ask  for,' 

•k  v/il  1  bo  done  in  th.o.  boat  idannor  possible  and  v/ill  bo' 
s tartod  as  soon  as  possiblo.  The  laying-  -fduld  havo  commoneod 
at  least  fivo  days  ago  if 'tho  guarantor  from  you  as. to  tho  tubes 
had  , boon  sont  at  tho  tiros  wo  asked  for'  '£ £V ’  ’ 

To  talk  of  ?.ir.  k'njosi  assuming’  t’Kci  responsibility  of 
putting  off  laying  tho  tubhs,^ ’aadma'  to  hia  an  absurdity.  If  is  to 
'niyintordst  and  to  Mr,  kruasi’s  interest  that-  tho  laying  should  bb 
'  cbnMsioifccSd  as  oarl/  as  possiblo,  although  siy  assertions  to  this  "" 
"affect  do  nbt  soon  to  carry  any  ./eight  with  you. 

’  As  to  none  but  corupatont  men  bom;-:  employed,!  Kayo  yot 

to  find  that  it  has  booh  dur'ViSit  'o  employ'  inconi^font  men,  and 
tho  troubles  that  v/o  mot  'v/rtK  in'  Lav/ronc'd'  arid'  brock  ton  aro  such 
troubles  us  v/d  fully  expect td'1>obt  with  if  7'ail  River. . 


If  you 


/  W3  -U' 


can  toll  us  how  to  avoid  three  l  xn  sura  wo  shall  bo  very  ,-jlaJ  to 
receive  your  advise  in  the  jeattur4 

Very  truly  yo'urs, 


SL 


/  n 3  '/bo 3 


TioVOnbaV  "<r 4,. 


Voutorn  Union  To3 onraph  Go. 


]a:»  liwiiwiwy,  City. 


has  rspplind  to  rin  for  n  Vo:n  tion  in  eionoctawi  w if> 
or  .-.0 on's riii  lirht  limw,  staton  that  ho  ban  Jicvl 
oxpononce  an  forornan  of  r.ai’j:s,  and  roforn  no  .to  via 
tion’as  t<ir^|S|^fcapabi3itioc.  Con  you  r.u  far  oh3ii*< 
mo  this  information? 


°3 


jlovombor  Hv<l.  3 


v/o s  u  o i*n  Umuii  'i*o3  o^ra 
3o.3  iiivailv/ay. 

Dear  Sir:- 

ivi ri  .1  .  ilj.  b3  or,  of  3  >  /  riiiau  Avon Jo , 

has  appliod  to  mo  for  a  position  i: i  connection 
of  oJoctnc  3 1  flit,  3incs,  and  that  ho  has 


>  erection 
.rtiYoii  yoars- 


OKporionco  an  foramen  of  i:  ■.njis,  and  refers  nio  to  you  for  informa¬ 
tion  as  to  his  capabilities.  (ian  you  so  far  obJ  ip  ft  no  by  pivxnc. 


f'«jo  this  information? 


X 


//A3-  U-  03 


'  Nov  author  3rd.  '  .  ; 

Ri  ohard  /nusnt  q. 

flat.nl  Morcury, 

Roar  .Sir;-'  .  ..  . ... 

"  ;  ' '  ■  ».,ro,-..in„  ...  ,„„r  raw  or  tha  )7th.  »„„bCT, 

**»  K-rmrtM  to  MS  by  tte  undo,^  ,.n  ,!s,  a, 

t,W  «*«•»  •"W*  “«•  «i«  n-ioiio  i-.iM.D,  H,i)MOjr,h1o, 

1  boo  to  ni,  that  pstiM,  i,.  |.],onoeha|*  r.Urht  i,„  oval  Job],,  r„r 
p.„.,,„ao  for  ,hich  Sfepoot.'  ,t  fmmn 

considorabio  isnprovfluont  boforo  bo  in-,  put  Wauoh  „so,  and  wy 
““  “V  '*•>"■»»  .»•'  »  folly  MtM  m th  otter  inottorsi  that  I 
ot  afraid  that  this  ail)  have  to  atate  ovor  until  I  ha»o  „„,.0 
loisuro  at  my  eui.u.iand .  • 

yours  vory. truly, 

$M.  ■ 


/  FF3-  n. 


hoveinbor  Urd. 

'!.  X.  Andrews,  Csq. 

■  carp  i'lrlxnon  loo trie  12 iurninatin;;  Co. 

’  i’.  (Vi>  2  o’y ,  tin)  idotormnrv  vrtiuiii  X  sunt  on  to  ]  uv/roiiea, 
■Yfis.at  'Joriolho  for  soian  time.  ilo  oooftiod  to  ansvtor  most  of  the 
'[Liastioiis  vory'  v/oll,  but  ho'  has  'not  hail  that'  oxporinneo  frith  our 
■.’or:  v/oul ti  minjify  him  l.o  such  an  oxtont  an  Conan t, 

Tf  •  3ord  should  nial-o  any  roniurJ  "with  relation  to  him  you  inifiht 
nay  that '  a  Co  riant,  will  j*b  to.  lav/rdiicb  shortly,  as  immodiatoly  T 
nan  {tot  hir.i  nvray  from  fihtimoliin  T 'propose  to  sond  him  to  you. 

Vory  truly  yours,  ‘  v 


/r/3-  //-< 


Oo.vombor  3rU. 


Jonant,  , 
Weavers 


rational  Koto], 

'huMiofcm,  J'onna, 


T  «>>  m  roe  01  j  6  ol’-your  lotto-  or  the  :<lst.  Outobor, 

'  WU  *»«  “"™  °f  ■‘■I.Wrtih,  «n„  sh„„  b„ 

",M  “  /‘''1  :  r“"  «»«,  th„  u„.,„  u 

r“"’  ™"  ”h,"V!  th"  J"i"  «•■»*»,  »I»o  :vn 

»f  «»  J»n„  „i,h  P„,ltI„n  „a  fr„. 

n . I-  ■  oi  ioooanium  i«mpn  tit. 'on.ch  point  nor;: on  thoroon, 

■°  .t!!™  t”°  sl*°°  «f  w«  onWminOo  horo  in  om„„. 

I'lnnnn  ntt.ina  To  tl.ln  rl8ht  nray'  ina  „Uj  j-otunn  tho  map'  to 
you  in  tho  cotirso  of  a  day  or  ao 

Very  truly  yours, 


J 


TiOvoa'hot*  3rd.  1U1;3 . 


JJv/olloy,  -in,  Esq.  I’roas, 

I’d i sun  Electric  >i’ji 

'  "all  !?ivor,  '  Mass. 

Do  ar  Bi'rj- 

v/o  aro  in  raeoij.t  ul'  your  1  at  tor  or  Movombor  3nd.t  and 
;/xll  .huvo  th a  tf/o  330  lijiht  dynaftos  shij'j  oJ  1'ort  hv/ith. 

I'lio  tonus  or  vayinnnt  o;i  which  ara  3 oil  to  tho  Isolated 
'  Oomi-any  aro ‘cash  on  the  iJ olivary  oi'  tii-:  UcidVinus.  Will  yuj  ' 

•1*1  onsd  advise  us  as  to  now  wo  .vo  Tj<)  ROt  |.:lymtjnt  rrut.i  you? 

V.ovy  truly 


QyiCo 


•  Hi-  !l. 

Dear  Si i 

t  onlay  1 
l;iml3y  c 


/  ffS'U'  0  3 


Wovombor  3rd,'  3  ■ 


i rtl ,  ii'sq.  Truss, 

Krlison  Blue  trie  j  13  .luiina'tinK  Co. 
Jav/roru;o,  Mass, 


(r.  Oakley, 


Mply  v/i  tii  you; 


otoraan,  loft  hero  the  day  before  yoo- 
!ial'3  thoroforo  be  pJsul  if  you  will' 


lido  to.  seiiil  mu  a  eiieej. 
V ours  vary.  t;ru3  y, 


210,000. 


//<T3-  //■  o 


Novorobor  #rd. 

Kooioto  lOloctriqms  Kdison, 

•  ’>'*>  Avo  do  3 1  fiporn,  , 

Paris,  i'ranco. 

Hoar  Sirs:-  •  ... 

T  have  your  Pavovof  tho  17th.  October,  and  in  rop3y 
■WuUld  b0,:  .tu  onulioo  >«  copy  of  a  letter  which' T  have  rocoxvod 
from  fir.  I'raneis  R.  Upton,  the  Uana«or  of  the  lamp  rjompany. 

.1  would  point  out  .to  you  that  no.  Guarantee  has  over -boon 
i  Ivon  that  tho  life  of  lamps  would  bo  of  000  hours  duration; 

1  cannot  possibly  conceive  how  our  lamps  should  liayo  boon  sublet 
to  such  heavy  broatapo,  unions. they  v/oro  run  at  very  ,hiCh  candle 
)  ov/or,  as  tho  loops  aro  of  praexsoly  tho  'samo'  character  as  r/o  aro 
n.w*  d'sinif  in  thla  country  and  we  hoar.iiu  such'  Complaints  hero. 

Any  tout  an  to  tho  li'fc  of  lumps  would  of  cuurao  have  to 
bo  rnado  in  a  roijul up  maiinar,  with  ’a  constant  oloctro-inotivo  force 
and  the  lamps  run  at  tho  volts  ’thW. Wo  xntondod  for. 

'  V-ory*  .’truly  yours,  '' 

D-cot^ 

;  .SL  ■  ■ 

I'’.nc3osuro.  - 


/rtfrtho* 


'■  V/,  !.  1'v/oD 3  by,  Jr.  Esq,  i roas. 

Edison  El oc trie  T3 laminating 
Poll  ttivov,  Mass. 


in  a  letter  addressed  tv  Major  Eaton  by  «r.  Sponcor 
border,  of  the  Eew  England  Dopartiijont  of  the  Edison  Electric  I.ipht 
company  the  fol lowing  occurs:** 

«vO(ll0  or  our  3  area  a  tool  holders  are  bull  dura  by  trade  and  crit¬ 
icise' the' character  or  tho  »«Kk  brickwork  that  is  going.  into  the 
building..  fir.  How  told  me  within  a  few  days  that  one  or  tho  best 
"masons  in  1;6v/n  said ‘ho  thought'  it  was  shameful  to  p««-  a  gliding' 
tonothev  as  this  is  bsini5 . construe  tod.”  • 

Our  Suporintondont,  Mr.  Rich,  was  hero  yesterday  and  wo 
draw  his  attention  to  tho  above;  and  ho  informed  us  that  or.  Jerome 
I-ordon,  one  of  your  building  Commit  too  who  lias  taken  an-  active 
Utm-u  th.  «ri  ,  tas  oxPi-»i,o.l  l.i.-iuoai-  a.  Mm  povrbotly 
satisfied,  ’  and  ho  also  stated  that  there  was  no  reason  whatovoi-for 
■•Hi.,  cu,r|].,int.  S*  »»  l.iv»  nut  H'”"*"  "fn  «  * 1  ' 

complaint  ka  to  tlio-  character  of  tho  central  station  work;  we 
shall  bo  glad  to  hear  your  views  on  the  above  remarks  of  Mr. 
gi  .shear  Gordon's,  as  it ‘is  our'tfoaird  that  all  our -work  should 


v/ith  the  entire  approval  of  your  Company. 


/  r?3-//-e>£' 


K'ovoicbar -3th.  3 


haul  n.  !)yor.,  Esq. 

St.  Cloud  Ilotol, 

Canton,  Ohio. 

Will  you  please 'inform  mo  a> 
ho./  soon  you  will  be  through ’ in  im' Stuor 
you  to  po  to  Wow  Orleans? 


i'our  oarliosc  convenionco 
t* s  territory,  as  I  want 


■Joey  truly  yours, 


n-SZ-li-<,s 


Novarnbor  5fcli. 


o  Hoard  of  Kivo  b'mlorwntors.  . 

1  ’■/: uii  you  would  sj.oaK  to  Mm  atout  list:  matter  and  take 


a“  htUl>i  "6l“  away»  a*  oar’  control' station  business  is  seriously 
•octod  by  fcha  doubt  oxistiiij;  u;:  to  whoihor  the  board  will  allow 

to  US3  the  taj  o.  *  ' 

Yours  vary  truly, 


irsi’ii' 


November  5th. 


■W*  H.  Mooro,  Esq. 

Rahway,  N.j,  ...... 

Boar  Kir;- 

I  nmi  „r,  |*  M  „„  ,„lr 

your  connection  with  tho  lidieon1  Company  for  Isolated  IlRhtlnjt,  and 
it  affords  mo  very  Croat  ,;1  oosffFVo  tostiry  to  your  ability  and 
industry  in'oom.oo tiw,  with  ,ho  voriouo  matters  that  yoo.boyo  hod 
in  charge  on  rny  behalf.' 

your  t-rij  to  China  and  japan  on  my  account  to  hunt-  for 
bamboo  or  otfcor  fibre  n  hlchly  satisfactory  to  as  evidonood 
by  tho  fact  that  you  found  erectly  what  I  reijuircd  for  use  in 
connection  with  tho  manufacture  of  toy  last,ts.  , 
such  sat  lotion  with  tho  oorvihcc  yo'u '  ronoorod  mo  aunts  your  con- 
noction  with  tho  tdioon  'ttchtaa  '.oris,  0.-.p ore baoini;  owont,  ana 
id.™  ivory  mason  to  believe  that  you  havo  given  perfect  attlS-' 
'•faction  to  tho  mum  Company  for  Isolated  Uchtmg  during  y„ub  ; - 
eonneotion  with  thorn,  but  as  to  this  matter,  ’  7  have  no  doubt' that 
thoy  will  bo  willing  to  speak  tfibmao]  vos,  1  • 

Wishing  you  ovory  subco^i  ahd' hgain" expressing  my.  regret 


ink'll 


that  you  arc  about,  to  lohvo  our  business,  t  remain, 
Very;  truly  yours, 


Itli-ll-o  S 


November  5th. 


i/ostorn  Union  1'olopraph  Office 
K32  Broadv/ay,  City. 


rJ”'“  hov",»"  district  ToJoproph 

=  «»  ,«  ln  »r,  th.  . oj  OI.OMon. ,  lmh.  s[„„t 

. .  "  *h”  **>  for  ,iaisra, 

"*  '“J  rtV"  -  W  «*.  the  can  il  ..  b„ 


fours  t.rujy, 


/  SS-S-Jf,  a  S' 


A.  £;tuart,  Esq,  Socty. 


‘•ir.  :yr,r  (ti,  t.o  How  Grin 


b*'n  ourliust  |.n;isi  bl  o  laoiaont,  and  shall  bo  |Oau  ■ 


•'*  -i'-'!  or  t-Mico  to  us  that  ho  should  bo  .Insjfjtcliiil  Sian  , 

1,0  th 'rofaro  truss  that  you  wil  1  ‘driiieavoi*  to  r. in);  a  your  arrango- 
to  to  fiiapoiiso  »xth  his  oorvicoo  i'or'  tho  ’ prosorft  accurdiiifily. 


'/dry r truly  yours,’ 

J4 

&J. 


\%  ll-oi“xr:' 

GO  Pifth  A vo.,  Nov/  York  Nov. 5th.  Ibti3 


Charles  Batchelor,  Ksq. 


My  Dear  ttatcholor:- 


I  cabled  you  the  other  day  as  follows j  “Pe¬ 
culiar  about  130,  thickness  about  par,  rorulation  unsalable, 
wal;oful“,  winch  according  to  my  code  with  you  you  will  understand 
nr.  follows:  Kdison  Kloctnc  J-ip'ht  Coni  any  stock  about  130,  . 
Isolated  stock  about  )  nr,  Kuropean  stock  unsalable,  laarkot  genor- 
ally  very  weak.  ■  . 

I  have  boon  waiting  to  son  whether  an  advance  would  take 
placo  in  .the  price  of  our  stocks  but  there  does  not  soon  to  bo 
much  chance  of  one  at '  the  .present;  inorabht.  ’The  depressed  state 
of  thb  gohoral  stock  market  and'  tho  groat  shrinkage'  in  values 
which  -has-been  gui hr  on  now  for  months  swoms  to  have  effected 
such  outside  things  as  iJdison  Hleetric  light  Stock  vory  much  indued 
.  v/hon  the  capital  was  increased  to  iSl,0U0,OO0.,  sumo,  fow  v/ooks 
bade,  the  stock  wont  down  about  seventy  fivo  points,  .which  was  of 
cciurso  to  bo  .oxpocted  owing  to'  -tho  increased  capitalisation. 
Isolated  stock  has  greatly  'fallen  until  it  has  go.t  to  quito  a  low 
point.  t  had  ox|;octod  that '  in  'stead  of  a' dbclino  wo  should  havo 
had  ,a  rise  in  pricos,  and  I  basad  my  belitif  on  tho  iraprovod  state 
of  bcjr'businoss,  tho  dovolopomeht  of  tho  central  station’ business 
in' small  towns  and  the  oxcollont  footing  obtainod  in  tho  first ’  " 

•  district,  but  of  course  tho  troubles  in  Wall-  Ktroot,  •  whoro  ovory- 


tj-  ^ 


I  8.3 -5-  7  f -a 


2 

thing  has  boon  going  to  tho  "dogs*  fur  sometime  paijfct,  boaidos  ones’  s 
l  calculations  in  relation  to"  advan.ee  in  prices,  and  undor  tho  '.cir¬ 
cumstances  1  do  not  lv'nov/  exactly  what  to  do  for  you,  and  conob-’ 
quoiitly  thought  it  bust  to  cublo  you  tho  statu  of  tiio  mari.et. 

T  wish,  oh  receipt  of  tins,  you  would  'wire  mu  in  roiution  to.-;tlie- 
matter,  inasmuch  as  1  leave  hero  for  london  on  tho  iitli.  liocombor, 
and  would  not  have  tune  to  do  anything  much  for  you  if  you  wait  to 
write  to  nio.  '  Of  course  when  in  S  bri-don  1  shall  .run  ovor  to, Paris 
to  soo  you.  1  air.  gwing  over  primarily  for'  thb  object’ of  spending 
Christman  in'  . london  with  my  foils,  as  it  is.  throe  years’  si nc o  j 
etuno  horo,  and  T  thin!  my  busirfoss  is  in  a  bettor  shap.o  'now  than 
it  has  boon  at  .'uiy  provious  time  and  therefore  Rdison  will  suffer 
•  tho  least  possible  innonvbnibncb’  from  my  absofico. 

How;  for  a  row.  romarlis  about  our  businoss. 

Down  Town  Station.  i  do  not  1  no w  v/hothor  you  havo  hoard  .that 
the  down  town  district  wont' out  onb'riight  last  week,  tho  lights 
-wore,  out  for  some  -two  hours.  /The  cause  of  tho- fail  urn 'wan  given 
oi.it  to  bo  that  tiio  safety  cat  chon  had  all  melted  in  eonsbqubncb  of 
thoir  being  large  enough  to  carry  only  tho  "summer  load,  bbd' the  "man 
v/jio  had  charge  of  tho  safety,  c'atchos  was  r.inclo  a  scapograco  and 
discharged.  Y/hothor.  this  was  ti'»o  exact  cause  of  tho  trouble  or 
not  1.  do  not  ijjpow  at  present,’  but”f  will.'  doui.il os's  bo  able  to  toll 
you  about  it  in  p arson  v/heii  iVs'oe’ you^  ".I’Vas  away  in  Cincinnati 
at  the  time  the. trouble  occurred^ !-abcT  therefore  1  am  tiot  at.  all 
posted  as  to  the  cause  thereof.  As  T  understand  from  Johnson 


I%  Z  3  -  M  '  O  s 

3 

first  ono  f coder* safoty  catch;  gave  out,  which  threw  tho  load  on 
tho  othor  olovon,  thon  another' govto;  out  and  so  on  until  thdro  was 
only  ono  foedor  connected,  which,  of  course  "busted.0  Sj.raF.uo  is 
no v/  ongaged  v/ith  Edison  dov/n  at  the  Central  Station  looking  into 
:-'tho  rant  tor.  Thu  re  is  no  serious  trouble,!  do  not  think,  acii  tho- 
"district-  was  run  nine  again  all  right  two.  hours  after.  Although 
it  may'  souiii  to  you  a  little  “gassing0  for  mo  to  say  so,  yol  truth 
comjjcls  mo  to  rocoro  that  tho  day'  after  tho  broakaov/n  v/o  had  moro 
now.  applications  for  light  than  any  day  previously.  There  aro 
no v/  connoctod  uj  in  tho  l*’irst  district  over  10,000  l.amj>s  and  our 
load  in  tho  ovomng  is  about  £>,000,  ftRSt  the  average  lighting  for 
tho.v/holo  tv/onty  four  hoursboing  a.bout  l.,l00  to  1,200.  ‘.lien  T 
comb  ovbr  in  Pocombor  !  shall  bring  v/ith  me  for  your  private  ih- 
‘  ’formation figuros  as  to  hov/  tho.  station  stands.  If  tho  showing 
is  vbry'fiho  I  v/ill  bring  an,  official  statement  which •  you  bah 
make  uso  bfl 

Out.  of  Town  Stations.  Wo  have  how  got  running  Kunbury,  la, 

station,  000  lights,  SJumiokihl'ho'  ‘'station,  3,hoo  lights,  brock  ton, 
m.  .Mass. 

Hass,  station,  1,<>00  lights,  iTxv/f once  s tati ny  O,20<-  lights. 

Vail  Kivor,  Maos,  station,  1,000  lights  will  6c  running  hbout-tho 
.  end  of  jlovombor;  Tiffin,  Ohio  station,  1,000  lights,  ;will  bb'run- 
ning. about  Christmas;  Kowburgh,  K.ir., .  1,000  lights,  ’v/ill’  be.  run-’ 
ning  about  tho  same  time.  Those  .stations  aggregate  about  a 
quarter  of  a  million. of  dollars  of  contra!  station  contract  work. 

\‘la  have  got  a  number  of  others' coining  ulurig,  ’and.  next  Spring  wo 
shall  undoubtedly  do  a  vary'  largo  business  indood  in  this  kind  of 


4  resa-ii-bs- 

work,  so.  you-  sog  that  our  anticipations  of  large  business,  v/hon  you 
woro  hero;  are  about  coming  true,  and  T  think  by  next  Summer  wo  - 
sha33  havo  a  groat.  deal  more  "than'  wo  can ’comfort ably  hand}  o; 

Machine  V/orl-s,  Sol  don  was  put  in  Doan*  s  place  at  the 

Machine  Works,  he  has  not.  got  that  enormous  amount  of  power  which 
)')oan  had,  and  I  thin]  it  is  a  good  thing  that  ho  shou3d  not  . havo  it 
The  office  of  the  fidisor.  Machine  Works  is  at  05  Pifth  Avenue,  that 
is  in  our  office  hero,  and  its  finances  and  everything  in' "r'el a't'ion 
to  its  business  is  running  very  well.  V/o  order  material" f'roin" 
hero,  and'I  mako  arrangements  from  hero  with  the  people  v/e  buy 
from,’  The  .Superintendent  of  the' Works  builds  machines  at  Goorck 
Street  and  takos  charge  of  his  mon  and  thore  his  functions  ond. 

V/o  had  a  thorough  examination  of  t)io  books  inado  but  there  was  ' 
nothing  in  -th'em  which  \io  could  call  irregular.  Tho  only  thing” 
’which  wo."  could  not  understand,  and  v/hich  wo  novor  as  yet  have  booh 
able  to  got  at  tho  ^pt tom  of,  and  which  I  do  not  bolievo  v/o  will 
over  get  at  tho  bottom  of*  is  the  enormous  prices  paid  by  Dean 
to  his  mon  on  ..contract  work, Mie;Vu0.nlahe.:g!it_mcia.t._ of  the.J'boodl  o° 
out  of  those  contracts  woro  booh' c'oinp-ahions  of  lioan,  and  they  ' 
swdar” that  ho  never  got  a  bent  from  any  contracts- that  he  had 
Y/iti)' thorn  for  this  work,  Tt  seems  inerodiblo  that  such  should  be 
tho  "cash,  but  X  do  not  soo  any  possibility  v/hatovor  of-going 
. bohihd- tho . statements  of  tho  mon,  T  have  had  private  dotectivos 
at  work,  I 'have  threatened  and  promised  and  bu|jLd030d  but  noth.’ 

•will  soom  to  got  out  of  the  men  the  "facts  about  the  caso,  .<• 
although  I  cannot  got  at  the  bottom  .‘of  the  matter,  I  a-  • 


Ig?3-  1/-05T 


"•  5 

confidant  as  ever  that  Hr.  Dean  had  a  large  “divy”  with  his  men  on 
contracts.  I  found  that  Doan  borrowed  money  right  and  left,  arid 
that  everybody  that  su|  plied  the  Machine  Works  with  goods  were 
subject  to  most  abominable  blackmail  arid  that  Edison  was  fast 
getting  a  vory  bad  name,  as  l.iog,ri  gave  tho  impression  that  Edison 
Was  fully  'aware  of  his  ( noaii,'sT'pfivato  dealings  with  tho  people 
"the "Machine  Works  bought  from.'  T  also  discovered,  that  Mr.  Dean 
‘"had '.stolon' about  S20P’.  worth  of  scrap,  that  is.  ho  had  had'1  tfio' 

"  scrap; -taken  from  the  Works,  sent  to  a  man  in  Brooklyn  afid’roooivod 
"himsol’f  the' cash  for  saino.  '  Although  it  might  have  boon 'possible 
to  indict  Mr.  Doan  for  conspiracy  for  rocoivirip  commissions,  we 
wore  advised  that  our 'ease  would  bo  a  very  flimsy  one,  not  that 
wo  wan tod  to  bring  the' mat tor' into' court,  but "wo.  wanted  to  havo 
sombthiric  that  wo  could  hold  over  Doan  if  he  got  obstinate,  but 
of  course  when  I  discovered  the  stealing  of  scrap,  although  it 
was  "a  comparatively  small  amount  it  was  quite  sufficient  for  my 
purposoi"  On  last  year’s  orders,  which  you  may  remember  was^a" 
vory  l  arge  one,  Dean  had  due' him' about  $9,000.',  '  the  arntfunToF". 
seven  por  cent  profit  of  the  job  v/hi eh  Edison  promised  him.. 

My  policy  was  to  save  the  EdisonVlachino  Works'  any  such  sum,  and 
lir.  Dean’s  stealing  scrap  gave  mo ‘The  opportunity.  <ye  havo  now  in 
tho  safe  a  roloaso,  from  Charles “T ‘"''Dean  to  T.  A.  Edison  and  Charles 
I-atcholor,  trading  as-  the  Edison  Machine  Works,  'which  Sots  the  ' 
‘K-acKin'o  V/orks  free  from  any  claim  that  Dean  may  have  had,  so  ' 
is  a;  clear  saving  of  000.  after  getting  rid  of  hini.  11 


.It'S ■3'  u-osr 


had  to  cioal  with  Rooap.  X  do  not  think  that  ho  was  guilty  or  ' 
any  criminal  hnowlodgo  or  what  Dean  was  doing.  I  do  think, 
however,  that  he  shut  his  eyas'  to  oortain  irro/mlaritios  whioh'l' 
noticod,  and  wJdcni,  first  led  mo  to  make  my  first  inquiries  which' 
resulted  in  my  roperting  tho  ihiittor  ’  to  Edison.'  Rocap* s  defence' 
is  that  L'dison  stood  up  for' Doan  against  everybody, and  that  ho 
(Rocap)  reported  several  matters  to  Edi sod  at  one  time  which. Edison 
refused  to  take  any  noticb  of. ’  "Anyway  Ro cap' had  to  go.  Instead 
ot  c<>“Operatinp  With  mo  for  tho"iast  two  and  a  half’ years  ho  has  • 
persistently  and  consistently  put  every  obstaclo  in  my  way 'to'"'  " 
prevont  my  getting  information  at  (ioerck  Street,  notwithstanding',  ' 
the  fact  that  when  ho  was  engaged,  it  was  perfectly  understood  ' 
that,  ho  was  to  work  under  my  direction,.  and'  T  think' if  .T  had  had  a 
little  more  co-operation  'at  the'hachino  Work's,  I  might  have  not  to 
the  bottom  or  the  trouble  oarlibr.  Mr.  Rocap' also  had  an  unsot- 
tlod  claim  against  tho  Machine  \yorks  for  SI, 400.  in. connection 
with,  stmt  tho  sauio  deal  as  Doan,  and  Rocap  started  to  threaten 
suit,  against  us  .fop  the  amount,.  J...I.  .hafLjftdvisad- Edison  -'ond-h^l&a' 
agreed.  to  pay  Rocap,  but  os  soon  as  tho  throat  to  start  suit  was' 
made,; 1  'got  Edason  to  allow  me  to  toko  the. matter  in  hand  again, 
and  T  am  now  engaged  in  an  off brt  to  delay  payment  to  Rocap  arid 
savo  a  possible  thousand'  dot^iih  sottlonent.  If  1  succeed  it 
•v/ill  bo  duo  to  a  smart  youri.B’ lawyer  wh.,  is  handling  the  business.  ' 
.'•'h other  So Id an  ml]  '  turn  -out  a  good  Sui  orintondont  or 
not  is 'very  difficult  to  .lu^’ri'St  prbsont’.  ‘  Homuch  of  his  work 
"this  Pall  has' boon  of  an  e.xporimontal  . character,  and' one  can ’iVai-dly ' 


I  &g*3  -  tf-&S~ 


junpo  or  a  man's  caj.abilitios.-to  hand  la  .iork  chonply  e*nd  quickly, 
in  connection  with  t. ho  Machine  ,  Works  at  tho  prosont  moment. 
Anyv/ay.ho  is  honest.,  attends  to 'his  business  all  the.  time,  and  ho 
kbops  his  shop  in  apparently '  very  | good  order'  and '  everything '  3001113 
well  systematised.  ..  .. 

J.amp  Company,  Mc.Iouijhlin  has  sold  his  five  percent  ' 
interest  in  tho  lamp  Company  -to  -Upton  for  "512,000..  This  "would""' 
place,  tho  lamp  Factory  property  jit 'a  value  of  about  S2:>0, 000.  on 
Ui  TON'S  valuation.  Tnasmuch'as’ Up  ton  is  running,  the  Factory  he 
oupht  to  ho  hotter  acquainted  v/itfi  'this)  than  anyohb  el  so,  and  if  ho 
voluos  tho  property  at  $2.10,000;';  for- the  purpose- of  buying  -  a  furths 
.  interest  in  it,  j  should  ima’ginV  that  its  rojgl  value  must  be  nearer 
3300, onp.  At  that  j rosont  time  there  is  about  S1!j0,000.  invested 

in  it, .  8100,000.  capital  and  S3 0,000.  borrowed  frun  Upton.  rVli:on 
.’you"  romembor  that  for  practically  eiphteori  months  or  two  years" it 
v/as  hoShirip  but  outgo  all  tho  time. and  that  thoro ' was  an' enormous 
amount  sunk  in  experimental  work^lj^cli  must  be  looked  upon  as  so 
•much  lost,  you  eanno - 
Factory’s  busi'hoss  is  in.  a  voryt’f lourishing  state.’  Wq'arcT^trinB^-. 
to  put  tho  lamp  Factory  into’ a  close  corporation  'v/ith  a  capital  of 
one  hundred  sharos  of  S100.  each.  This  will  be  done  before  I 'go 
"to' Europe;  "  Before  this  is  done  v/'o  shall  put  experts  upon '  tho'""' ' 
books' and  make  a  thorough  examination  and  balance  prior  to  the 
business',  being  turned  over'  to  'a "corporation,  ’  and  I  shall  hop o  to 
bring  v/ith  me  i'or  your  informatibiru  statomont  of.  the  J.amp  Fac¬ 
tory’s  business, -on  which  you  can" roly ' far  better  than  tho  above 


I  %  3  3-  i/  'OS' 


statowont. 

■  Hergmarin  f  Co,  '  Borpmann  a  Cols  balance  for  the  year 
ending  September  is'now  out  and  thoy  are  555,000.  ahoad  on  tho 
year*  s  business.  Of  course  this  is  not' in  cash. but  in  property j 
"as  practically  all  j  rof i  t  of*  tho  shops  ought  to^bo  for  suir.otino  to 
cone,  owinh  to  1  ael;  of  v/orklhjV  capital  .  Of  this  555,000.  Edison 
is' entitled  to  one  third,  which  rook  os  -'5lu,'000.,  and  you  are  enti¬ 
tled  to  ton  por  oont  out  of  this  ono  third,  ./hi  eh  in  ah  os  Si,  6661',' 
You  have  invested  in  llorpniann  t  cb’ s  something  over  S4,000'I  ,‘“slnd 
if  they' 'had  ample  working  capital  and  a  division  of  the  profits 
htid  boon  made  at  tho  ond- of ’the  year,'  instead  of  it  haying  been 
loft  in  tho  business,  you  would  on'  your  investment  of  a  little 
ovor  3d, 000.  have  made  51,ii00.  cash.  As  it  is  of  courso.  you 
simply  mako  on  paper,  al though  the  property  in  which  the  profits 
h.avo  boon  luvestod  is  valuable.  i  do  no l  know  whether  J'orgmann 
had  dune  so  when  you  acre  here,  but  m  addition  to  tho  original 
jjuildinc,  he  has  bought  .mother-  lot  .id  x  100,  which  makes  the 
“property  125  x  100;  and  ho  has^built  o h~~tni-e-.3iijg3_j  1 a  brass 
'foundry  .end  •  carp  on  ter  shop."  Hergmann  ?•  ’  C'd.  dO.  all.  tho  brass  work 
“for'  the  i'.achirie  Works  arid  1  ruosi ,  as  v/bll.  as 'for  themselves. 

.  I.  do  hot  know  that  1  ’ can  'write'  you  any  more  just  now,  in 
fact  if  it  were  not  Sunday  1  v/ould  not  bo  able  to  spend  the  time  in 
dictating  this  letter.  If  you  want  mo  to  do  anything  for  you  or 
"■b'rin§'’!any’6hinB  over,  please  write  me  immediately  you  get  "this;"  " 

'  *  As  I  sail  on  the  “Alaska"  December  11th. ,  ’ I  shall  lid  vin' 

'  I ondon' about  December  21st.  or. 22nd.,  and.  shall  hopo  to  bo  in 


ISg-i-u- o'? 

Paris  about  t, ho  Now  roar.  T  havo  ear  tr,  T- 

p  t  .o  leave  J-ivorpool  soinotiino 

about  January  5th.  or  lnt.h  k,  . 

*  30  as  tu  1,0  horaa  bnforo  tho  eom- 


liioncbment  of  February, 


Yours' vory  truly, 


Major  Prank  t:c.Io|jghlin, 

.  Park  ltouso, 

■  Newark,  N.  J. 

By  Doar  Major  J— 


Novombor  Oth.  3 


With  relation  to  your  .roquost  that  T.  should  make  an 
“""estimate’ Tor  tho  oroction  of  ah  olectric  linht  plant  to  light  thb 
"'‘liip  Hand  Ttinnol ,  1  bop  to  state" that  owing  to 'a  sudden  rush  of 
business  in  connection  with  our  central  station  down  town,  ,ny 


time  has  boon  so  fully  occupied’  sine  o'  i’ rbcbivbd  tho  data  from  you 
"that  I 'have  boon  quite  anablo'M^  ratio  tho' matter  up.  I  foar  that 
'I  shall  Kavo  to  eivo  tho  greater  portion  of  my  tinio  to  our  control 
station  work  for  sometime  to  comoyet,  and  T  must  thoro'foro  ask  ’you 
'"Vo  of  for  ray  apologios  to  Dr.  Pierce  for  tho  delay  which  will'  of 
"nocossity  occur  in  potting  tho ' ostimatos  askod  for.  Thb  matter 
is  ono  which  J  wish  to  attbnb'lVo  pbrsonaily,  as  it  is  of  a.  special 
"  character^  othorwiso  T  would'  turn  i't  over  to  my  onpinoors  for 
tjj|pir  at  tent  ion, 

Vory  truly  yours, 


/  r?3-/h 


Jiovcmber  7th.  '  n 


A.  E»  liOUC;- ,  .Esq. 

3*01  Proadway ,  city.  . 

K rior.fi  I; each: - 

Will  you  please  lot  mo  hrtov/  y/hon  you  think  you  will 
bo  abl  o  to.  publish  the  article  oq  "fJtbrapQ  flat  tori  on”  which  1  sont 
you  sono  tine  back. 

Very  truly  yours, 

...  ...  3 


/  r f3-  a  ■  °7 


.  '  '  November  7fch.  3- 

tjoorgb  ]!.  f!]iss,  Ksq.  Kupt. 

Chicago,  13  3s. 

V/e  have  your  3 otter  of  the  Oth,  inst.  relaiivo  to  Mon- 
clot  a,  and  ir.  rcp3y  would  say  that' v/e  consider  your  idea  of  allowing 
tins  poo|.]  e  there  to  “cool  off"  a  pood  one. 

Wo  have  not  yet.  received  definite  ir.forn:ation  as  to 
•Appleton,  although  v/c  have  been  daily  expocting  it.  V/o  a] so  Yfvuld 
bo  intorostori  to  know  what  step s  arc  being  taken  in  regard  to 
.Racine. 

Very  truly  yours, 

:  -J- 


J?P3r  I  hoy 


tfov«i!ib»r  7th. 


th r, 


-'iT'-rrj.n,-;  to  yo»r  wish  to  bo  ronovod  . 
r  yo.,  ,%„.t  t-ust  thut  y«,tr  tpot'K’j 

until  ».!,»•  . . bins*  ttt.  Shni.ioki.n  aro  fixod.  Tr.n-odiatcijj 

nmaiiw  niiioly,  V  -/ill  that  you  «ro  removed  froi a  * 
st'-uks,  ?vmi  .if  'you  -will  only  «joi;io  on  hf>'"o  somo 
''olook,  7  ./ill  t.-kv-  yon  tip  to  »olUK>nlco’ n  ar;tl  it— 


in  nrtos. 


ns  3'/i'0j 


.November  7th.  3 

>iosoph  7/illiams,  pfcq.  \\ 

San  Joao,  ^  Osin. 
bear  Kir:- 

hoplyinjs  %  your  lottor  oi  jUlie  auth.  inst.,  in  v/hxeh 
you  ash:  if.  a  to]  uphonj-il  could  bn  oporaV-pd  ojina  railway  train,  I 
bop  to  say  that  it.  is  I  f  ossil.]  n,  especially  il'_  the  instrument  usocl 
is  a  string  tolophono;.  j; 


l 


/gfS'H'Oj. 

Mot.  7th. 


•U-o’i 


No  vainly*  r  Tth. 


T  n;.i  iji  rocoipt  „!'  jitnr 
in."  •liij  (li'il’i'ji  to  ,/oi-Ji  lifts  not 'too 
>V/rt  uro  ruinous.  Vi.. u  inns  t  roUlly 
iiOl  send  -i  r.i-in  t<*  a  certain  'to  >-/n 
'■'la  fttrtly  ft  ■;■*»)>, rue t  is  signed 
Jt  ;.r.'.y  not  or  visible  in' 


!  pJ'.j 


.ed, 


1  oiivr  to  me  to  decide  v/hon 
to  start  the  work  locally, 
moment  tiio  rforit  'joi.Sii' -ncf.'S 
town  whom  ti.o  |>2 ■;  is  t.o 
1  of  Machinery,  wire  "<j.  to 


ft-'t  out  r„m  it  is  possible  to  do  i.imoJ,  work  locally.  This  has 
rn  Jl1 iin<l  T  <l"  no4  f-!iink  yo"  have  any  enu.-io  for  complaint 
U!i  t“  d(3la-  '^irrin.  As  matter  of  fact  our  fiupt.,  Mr.  rich, 
loft  mil  »»ivor  Monday  night  for  Tiffin,  and  signs  of  work  will 
bo  visible  thoro  in  a  few  days, 

'/or y  truly  yours, 
f'Ls 


/rtiip-'*  7  i 

Hovombor  7th.  3 

ScttiuaJ  Incun,  iisq. 

ios ton,  «as3. 


Tr,  relation  to  Jawrcnce,  1  hep  to  say  that  in  accord¬ 
ance  with  our  Order  No.l,  as  per  the  ifcesn  on  the  attached. .g tato- 
itont  marked  “ C" ,  the  Illuminating  Company  is  indebted  to  us  to  the 
extent  or  ;»b,73-4.  In  accordance  with  item  “b" ,  which  I  believe 
vms  accepted  by  1'.  lord,  it  hemp  the  same  that  you  mado  to  him 
l’roni  iirocJ. ton,  they  owo  ug  Sl,20t>.2C  Hois  “H*  is  i’or  the  exten¬ 
sion' of  tho  mains  on  the  North  side  or  Essex  Stroot,  and  is  the 
amount  iri  connection  with  which  wo  had  tho  correspondence)  with 
hr.  lord,  and  ho  did  not  a?  pear • do$iroU3  ol-  accepting  our  1'iRuros 
for  this  work,  statin?;  tha't4|^|;, -contract  with  Hr.  Edison  covorod  the 
full  system  to  bo  ordored  iui  tftby  wished.  Itoa  **n*  is  for  lay  in?; 
mains  to  tho  City  hall,  which' Was  not  included  in  our  contract,  and 
amounts  to' SlOb.14  Tho  amount  of  tho  bill'  which  I  attach  is  for 
house  services,  tools  *e.,  as  pci^do tails  shown,  arid  amounts  to 
81,242.05,  and  those  smiounts  approbate  313,a0B.03,  Tho  full 
amount  of  our  contract  with  tho  Bell  son  Eloctric  iiluminatin?/ 

Company  of  Tawrcnco  for  stroot  installation  i-s  510, U40.  You  will 

notice  that  in  Ordor  Mo .  1  tho  amount  for  stroot  installation  is 


/  ff 2>  H ~  07 


**  ““  tk"  “““>'■'=0  a=i«a,  M  lhl, 

dodUct.od  f  rc.ir,  ci-.-.  ,.,.n  „ 

M  «*  for  m,, 

I'rttJJJrtror,  a  „wln  of  ,  u  -  h 

’  •  f  i.icn  i/as  to  bo  doyofcod 

to  COII!) 0  Ot ini'  the  - 

^  71  111  Mcor,lariCO  With  UUr  exhibits  sent  v/ith 

1,1,0  OSUmn1;o’  but  inasmuch  as  thoy  havo  orrinro,-,  ..ori, 

aRroo/i  in  the  first  f;iac<i  to  do  and  they  havo’ oxcoc/jod  (hat 
considerably.  i  imvo 

*"a“J  'r"a  «>»  Moo.  for  a. 

motor  balance  which  '  -/o  m  ,  ' 

•  *C»o..d  to  so,  ply  i„  Ordor  Mo. 3,  and  which 

“»  >  *»««««  ancount  orro„,„ua?. 

V°“  °tlOT  «o  non  fit,  but  „  , 

*  n'Jl  ta”  “**“  y“  ™“)a  «•*'«  J0-«,  for  Off.o,, 

turo,  inasmuch  as  v/'o  sfocifiod  no> 

-io  it  our  ostunato  and  l  consider 

it  bettor  to  leave  ri,,„ 

*  Jm'  ,ua  *1J1  that  the  mount 
»hich  the  la.rot.no  Ootap any  o.os  „  u  „  .... 

1M  oror  nn.r  .h„v0 

owe  contract  v/ith  thorn. 


y cry  tri.ly 


//«'*//-  07 


I.'ovorobor  7th.  3 

/Samuel  Insull,  Esq. r 

hoston,  Hass,  - 

!.y  Poor  Insull:-  .  . 

T,‘  ro,-ar‘'  our  lavmmco  affairs  I  om#  send  in/: 
y«.i  lw.lii])s.  (,n  ’  is  itmniaod  and  shown  tlio  actual  cost  to  us 
for  -  the  met toria]  supplied  by  hruosi  for  house  sorvicos,<?c.  anti 
tho  other  is  tho  ronulotioii  bill  with  tv/olvd  ,  or  conf  added, 
which  latter  1  prosu.no  you  will  uso  for  collection.  I  roprot  very' 
•much  to  say  that  I  havo  hunted  everywhere  to  obtain  a  copy  of  tho 
Exhibit  which  accompanied  tho  ostimato  v/o  sent  to  the  luwrorico 
Oornf-any  amounting  to- 332, 572.  but  havo.  utterly  failed  to  obtain 
on-->,  nor  can  T  find  nnywhofo  tho  1  otter  which  T  am  stil  1  '  under,  the 
impression  you  wrote  designating  "the  courso  of  tho  mains. 

I  am  very  sorry  to  .have  to  v/ritb  you  this,  , but  it  is  simply  im- 
' possible  for  mo  to  .discover  v/hbro  this  data  is,  and  you  will  now 
havo  to  obtain  tho  Exhibit  from  iih  lord,  Tho  course  of  the  mains 
os  specified  in  our  Order.  Ho. 1  is  in  aecoWlanco- with  Item  “C"  on 
tho  statement  which  T  havo  attachod.  T  cannot  ovon  find  iruosi's 
hid  for  tho  stroot  installation  in  accordance  with  tho  item  (you 
will understand  whon  T  say  ostimato  T  moan  tho  full  Order  which 
includes  Order  Wo. 3). 


a 


Ir:  n:lsli«n  to  11  roc J: ton  accounts,  I  have  als..  orselosod 
tv/o  bills,  or..;  itemized  for  your  own  information  and  the  othov 
■•/itli  i!.'.  live] vo  por  eonl  added. 


7  l-Mii.t  that  you  will 
is  a:.  conij-Jolo  ixti  7  can  mule  it. 

readier'  it. 


■tho  lact  that  this  data 


e  moment  of  v/ritmr 


at  tho  fior.iont  of 


7  orieJoco  the  Jav/roneo  contract  v/hich 
want  in  settling  uj.  affairs  nhoro. 


rossibl^ 


very  truly, 

c 'btpy 


Yours 


/ns-li-  oj 


,Iy  November  7th.  3 

V 

1  K.  11.  J-ord,  Ksq.Troas. 

Kdison  Kj-ictnc  13 luminatinr.!  Co. 

.  3  avmsnco,  fcasc. 

wo  hoi:  to  achnov/3  odfo  with  many  thanks  receipt,  of  your 
favor  of  yostorday> s  date  enclosing  check  for  810,000.  on  account 
of  our  contract  for  tho  insta] jation  of  contra]  station  plant  at 


Yours  very  t,ru]y, 


Kov.  7  th. 

'•  '■ ' .  ilavti  Leonard, 

Hroektun,  fc.uss. 

T  i|  iyii  y<  •>!}’><  (,h<¥  ‘-til.  n!»l  MUflfc  rosiest  you  *.<j  stay 

oJcSoii  '-!!'<•  prosont  and  -.not  to  to  l.V,v  York  V-forr, 

LM"  to  Lf£wron.;o  until  yon  hsivn  udvieos  si thor  Fivn  this  office  " 
rroi:i  !•  r.  T'nM'iIl  vt) m  -./ill  :>t*  Hast  during  the  n«xt  r«-v  days. 

J!ilst;tj;.'n  if  yo  i  think  v*  want  yon  to  «<,  to  fioorck  street 
'ixjirfr.iintMt.  V/o  dooir-  you  o  stay  at  such  station- as  you  ar< 
::r,n’-  'fiu'  "ntii  -/■  ro-i'to.-st  you  to  W,  olsvwhnro.  ' 

Vory  truly  yours. 


/  f  f3  //-o 7 


I  - r •  '-’rank  s».  Han*, 

Sun bury,  Pa.  ' 

Do ar  Sivr- 

T  have  your  favor  of  the  yrd.  of  Movoiabos*.  With 

relation  t»  the  charge  for  £M  candle  I  maps,  T  would  'm  g  to  say’" 

that  the  average'  lighting  timo  for  the  3<>!»  days  in  the  year  is 

at.  Ci  o’clock  in  f-ho  evening.  Hotels  want  the  light  (inti!  3  A.  Mi”. 

1 

,;'irj.s  lari  lies  U  hours  fit  1  4  cents  per  ton  candles  per  hour.  The 
.tWount'  would  bn  y  4  cents  per  hour  or  yh  cents  for  the  u  hours. 

This  would  give  you  about  $1 10  for  the  805  days  of  the  year. 

i 

Tf  you  charge  Rf»0  per  year  it  would  bn  at  'ho  rato  of  about  1  10 

por  thousand  foot  of  Coal  gas.  You  might  mko  a  contract  at  this  ‘ 

rate  only  by  fHb  Month  wi  th  the’  priviliogo  of  stopping  whoa  you“  "T 

got  ioa'ded  up  and  havo  an  opportunity  of  taking  hotter  consumers!" 

T  a'srod  with  you  that  the  extension  of  your  main 3  should  take 

place  boforo  the  cold  .leather  copies.  Tf  you  will  please  have  your  • 

motor  .Man  mark  upon  the  charts  son t  herewith  exactly  whero  tho 

present  mains  run  and  whore  the  feeders  run  nti  and  also  mark  on 

the  chart  where  you  propose  running  your  now  wains,  T  wTll  have 

calculations  made  and  let  you  know  exactly  vihat  size  of  copper 

"ire  should  bo  run  Tor  the  extended  circuit.  T  cannot  understand  ‘ 
v/hy  your  lamps  arc  so. 

Very  truly  yours, 


Novombor  btb. 


A.  Stuurl,  Esq.  Kocty, 

Cincinnati,  Ohio. 

i>our  fill-:- 

norlyiiBi  to  four  l«iiV  „r  th„  otn,  i„„t.  »„  mi-ora,™ 

to  an  iMHa^n  bon  t,  .that '  hm  U|;1)l  B  thal 

•“  60  “  °“r  «*"•«.  *«  w  »>a»$oo.  M.U,  or 

1  J  ’ifi''.' o Cl! ,, ,  licrt.0  of  I  10:’"  Pov/or.  Oj,-  ]  arpo 

toror  1«»F.  an  rottinf  to  bo  axcllnnt  in  life,  :,na  oconon.y. 

Ho  b.avo  a  n.  v.nro  and  all  aoviao.  roqaioito  r„r  u»in„  it  and  no 
bow  it.  a  N.  dan  to. bo  in  ra«ft  on  nnthority  fra  the  ».*4  or 
to  u..  it.  if',,,,  fan  tV-'o' St.i„  thib,  ,,hiob  in 
h“M1'  ,l4*».  ~  “boala  do  or.,:!,  tho  old'  nnuindr. 

In  relation  to  Cynthiana  and  day a villa  estimates,  wo 
ni'f  foohlnn  then,  through  , nth  all  blo '  si.'Sm,  ana  ,,uj  „0l,o 

thon  as  3ow  as  wo  can. 

•  •  Our  suporintomlont,  ,|#r.  Rich,  is  at  tho  prosont  moment ‘in 
li'n,  and  ~nl  3  son  that  ovorythmp  is  duno  to  advance  worl:' thorn. 
Vory  tru3y  yours; 

. Pdc.  - 


I WS- 1 1 


November  £»th, 

Charles  K.  1».  Snail,  Esq. ,  .Frost. 

Y.  Electrical  Society, 

Ttooni  4U,  V/,  U.  null  dine,  City. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Ifopl yin}.?  to  your  letter  of  the  3th.  inst,,  T  bcr;  to  sa 
that.it  would  five  mo  proat  pleasure  to  comply-with  your  roqudst 
"and "(lei ivor  a  lectut-o  for  the  benefit  of  tho  'hainbere.sof  your 
Society  v/oro  T  pocscsnod  of  tho  powers  of  orator/  requisite  for 
such"  an  occasion.  Tho  fact  of  tho  matter  is  I  novor  dolivorod  a 
loeturo  in  my  life.  You.  of  course  understand  that  thore  is  a 
very  nr  oat  difference  between  tail;  me  and  inventing,  and  though  I 
have  made  rather  a  success  of  the  latter  -tho  former  is  an  accom- 
pl lshmont  which  I  do  not  possess, ” and  I  must  therefore  ask  you  to 
very  kindly  accept  my  regrets  toftethor  with  my  best  wishes  for  th 
v/el;^i|p,g.«iiV  your  Society.  . 

Vory  truly  yours, 


/SZ3-  H-oq 


November  tith.  3 

Coorj'o  Ji.  bliss,  list*.  General  Supt. 

Chicago,  Ills. 


erection  ur  an  Kdison  -Electric  light  Central  .SIaUvii  Flout  at 
Noonan,  .‘"is,  of  ,300  lights  capacity  and  amuontinr;  to  37, 
teg other  vi th  nap  “A8  referred  to  in  tho  estimate,  showing  "the" 
course  of  our  proposed  street  installation,  which  takas  in  300 
lights.  Tho  estimate  is  baaed  upon  tho  assumption  that  tho  local 
company  provide  the  building,"'  powb?  and  all  necessary  shafting,- 
pulleys,  hangers,  bol ting'  .'•(!. ’’.to  and  including  jack  shaft,  requi¬ 
site  for  tho  proper  and  efficient  operation  of  thoir  station. 

In  regard  to  our  bid  for  street  instill  lotion,  this  is  based  upon 
tho  as swaption  that  all  permits  and  concessions  necessary  to  bo 
o.btainod  from  city  authorities  or  private  parties  shall  bo  pro¬ 
cured  by  tho  local  Company,  fio  enable,  us  to  oroet  polos  and  run 
our  wires  in  accordance  with  tho  rod  and  v/hito  lines  on  Exhibit 
“A8.  Should,  they,  fail  to  obtain  any  of  those  and  thereby  cause 
us  any  additional  ox;  onso,  it  is  understood  and  agreed  that  thoy 
shall  reimburse  us  to  tho  extent  of  tho  excess.  You  will  observe 
th&t  the  cost  por  lamp  of  this  installation,  iis  far -as  v/e  are' 


eoncorr.o.1,  ic  Sfia.77  As  it  only  ravins  for  tin  local  *«*«/ 
o roof  their  kuildlnn,  which  apod  only  be  a  small  „n..,  Use  instal 
latior.  is  to  be  u -particularly  chaap  one,  and  *«  thin],  out 

I  art  gf  it  will  be  found  satisfactory  m  all  rosj-aets. 

Tf  you  cone  to  any  definite  un  cl  srs  landing  :71th  these" 
j-oofl  o  winch  would  nocooftituto  forms’  of  af.roocont,  we  sh.11 1  bo 
f:l  -id  to  send  them.  ■  ■ 

Vory  truly  yours, 

't^CL'C’, _ _ 

•  •  -  o- 


j  rts- 


November  nth,  » 

spencer  pordon,  Esq. 

boston,  Maes. 

boar  sir:- 


v/o  enclose  herewith  our  estimate  No.  34  for  the  erection 
of  an  Kdiaon  Electric  light  Contra]  Station  hi  ant  at.  Natick  Mass 
of  1,000  1  ar.ij-o  capacity  ami  amounting  to  'i<Ki and  under 
separate  coyer  we  sent!  you  our  Exhibit.  “A",  shewing  the  course  of 
our  proposed  street  installation,  top, ether  with  plan  pf  proposed 
contra]  station,  Yo«  v/il]  notice  that,  the  cost  per  1  amp  of  this 
estimate  is  $23. £3,  which,  for  an  underground  system,  wo  consider 
very  reasonable.  The  Newburgh  installation,'  'which  wo  have  .-just 
closed,  canto  to  ubuut,Lho  name  figure.  ' 

ttlso  o'wlww  you  6m-  estimate  No.hu  for  the  orection 
of  an  Edison  Electric  light  Central  Station  Plant  at  Norwich,  Conn, 
of  1,000  lights  capacity,  and  under  separate  cover  v/o  send-  you  our 
Exhibit  “A*  roforrod  to 'in  the  estimate,  showing  the  course  of  our 
street .  instai  lation,  together  with  plan  of  central  station,  t'ho  ' 
details  of  which' are  the  same  as  the  Natick  station.  1'bis  osti-' 
mat..!  amounts  to  or  83fl,.!J7  per  lamp,  which  is  about  43  ' 


cents  per  lamp  in  excess  of  the  Natick  estimate.  This  excess  is 
accounted  for  by  the  fact'  that  our  proposed "stroot  installation  in 
Norwich  will  accomodate  l,iJio  lights,  v/horoas  the  street  installa- 


.  A 

tiuis  in  t-aPcc  in  but  3,000.  »o  will  send  you  whonsvor 

necessary  forms  of  agreement  for  c  Seisin?  cither  or  both  of  these 
contracts,  but  if  anything  is  to  be  done  in  the  matter  this 'Wall, 
immediate  stopc  must  be  tcii:on,  an  in  a  very  short  tuna  ws  will  ha 
frost  to  contend  with  which  would  of  course  put  an  end  to  every¬ 
thin,';  in  connection  with  dijihlni? 'iip  streets  for  the  ). urpose  of 

laying1,  our  mains..  If  tho  ,';ut i cl.  or  Norwich  people  vish  to  do 
thus 

perfectly  satisfactory.  They  will  of  course  uniters  turn!  that  by 
delaying  the  matter  until  Spyipr;  they  vail  lose  a  jjroat  deal  of 
money  by  not  bdinp  able  to  tat.e  artvantano  of  that  season  of  tho 
year  when  tho  nvcrarje  fcurhip.r' of  1  iriht  .is  the  longest. 

’■Vc  shall  be  ffl ad'  to  hoar  fi|im  you  as  early  as  possible 
what  stops  are  borne  taken  to 1  effect  "a  sett!  cinent,  and  iri  the 
i.ioaht  11110  v/ft  bur;  to  remain, 

‘  Very  truly  yours, 


7 


1*5  3-1/- 


M,  C,  Hellnap,  Esq.  Secretary, 

Edison  Electric  Illufiiinatir.fi 
howburgh,  fc. 

s-  •  ;-x-  • 

Dear  sir:- 

Wc  have  the  pleasure  to  one  O' 
pi an  of  the Newburgh  control  station  sh 


necessary  for  your  contractor  to  have, 
of  it.  vri.33  be  accuratoly  carried' out,  a 
1 y  interfere,  with  our  arrangements. 

Our  Superintendent  'will  visit 
how  you' are  got ting  along; 

Vory  truly 


'>/*<- - 


November  lith,  3 


use  you  horov/ith  roviood 
owing,  all  tho  details 

Yfe  trust  that,  the  details 
3  uny  deviation  would  i/roafc- 

Nev/burgh  shortly  to  sbo 

yours, 


Movensbor  Uth. 

Sock  3o, 

•i!/  Broadway, .  city. 


ir  far:-  ■ 

'Vi3  1  you  JimJly  lot  its  l.oov/  ,tbo  xhSkx  third  class- rate 
•feor.ah,  ’-Vis,  and  Danbury, • Conn,  •  ‘in  require  those  rates  for 
timtir.r  j-uvj  osos  and  it'  v/i I ]  to  nocescary  for  you  to  quote 
a  the  tariff  tif.  the  j.rosoist  time  in  force,  Uhon  wo  come  to 
.  materia]  wo  v/i] 3  suy-j. j.y  you  with  the  forms  you  su;.;t'ostod 
?orly- filled  out,  in  order  that  you  may  obtain  special  quota- 

-  Very  truly  yours, . 


n 

y 


y?  3- 


tiossrs.  Harris  $  Robinson, 

.  Hartford,  Conn, 
boar  Kirs:- 

v/o  have  till o  pleasure  to  enclose  y°u  herewith  our  osti- 
'inato'No.rn  for  tho  erection  of  ah  Edison  Klee trio  light  Central 
Station  Plant  at  Danbury,  Conn,  of  1,000  lights  capacity  and  amour* 
iIlf;  to  ^.:i,Ll4..50  On  account’ of  having  to  prepare  this  ost-imato 
under  groat  prossuro,  in 'order  to  hoop  our  promise  to  you  to 
mail  it  to-nxpht,  it 'was  impossiblo  for  us  to  send  a  man  to  Dan¬ 
bury  for  tho  purpose  of  inspocting  tho  stroots,  preparatory  to 
m ahlng  a  bid  for  the  street. installation.  On  this  account  the 
amount  which  wo.  have 'estimated  for  same  is  subject  to  revision. 

Vr.  kruesi,  of  tho  Electric  rube  Company,  will  go  to  Danbury  this 
v/ooh,  il;  possible,  and  'certainly  not  later  than  Monday,  and  obtain 
such  data  as  ho  may  require  to  enable  him  to  submit  a  frooh  esti¬ 
mate  Cor  t,ho  street  installation,  ‘and  v/o  will,  immediately  adviso 
you  of  the ‘result.  '  You  will  ’notice-'  that  as  the  figures  stand  now 
the  eost  per. lamp  is  $25. 01, ‘but ’"this  is  accounted  for  by  tho 
lighting  of  the  district  being  very  much  scattered  and  nocossitat- 
injObhf" mains  and  fooriors.  Tn 'Newburgh,  M.Y.,  where  wo  have  just 
closed  a  contract  and  commenced  work,  the  cost  per  lamp  was  about 


/ sr3,'//-  o* 


a 

•S23. ,  but  tho  district  wan  much  moro  compact  than  Danbury  and  the 
l'oodcrs  much  shorter.  You  wil 3  see  that  tho  comparison  between 
the  two  estimates  would  be  very  favorable,  and  the  seemingly  high 
"av^r^ig  per.  lamp  of  tho  Danbury  proposed  installation  is  vary 
'■■satisfactorily  accounted  for  £y  the  larger  amount  of  copper  which 
it  is  necessary  to  use  and  the  greater  amount,  of  excavation  re¬ 
quired  to  lay  tho  -mains,  also  the  fact  thali  those  mains  are  laid 
to  accomodate  1,271  lights. 

Under  separate  cover  wo  sond  you  map  “A”  referred  to  in 
the  estimate,  showing  tho  course  of  our  proposed  street  installa¬ 
tion,  and  il'  you  come  to  any  definite  arrangement  with  the  Danbury- 
‘company,  we  will  forward  you  forms  of  agreement.  Undor  somo 
cover  we  send  you  plan  of  our  proposed  central  station,  showing 
tho  goneral  arrangoinont  of '  its  iri’torior.  ( 

Trusting  that  those  ‘will*"  meet  you  r-  r  oqui  r  oi.non  t  s ,  wo  are, 
VoH'ti'uly  yours, 


jni'f/'or 


November  nth.  .  .3 


11.  Ward  luonard,  iinq. 

caro  Edison  Klee trie  T3 luiairiatinp  Ho. 
brock ton,  Mass. 

Hoar  Kir:-  *  - 

Replying  to  your  Jot  tor  of  the  7  th.  inst.,^  bop  to  say 
that  v/o  consider  it.  would  bo  advisable  for  you  to  purchase  tho 
Ihotomotor  you  montioii. 

■fours  truly, 


November  Bth, 


'Ball  Engine  Co, 

Erie,  Ponna. 
Hoar  Sirs: - 


Replying  .to  your  lot' or  oi  the  Oth.  inst.,  we  bog  to 
say  that  v/o  understand  that  there  is  some  question  about  patents 
oxi sting  between  your  Company  and  the  Arming ton  <  Sims  Company, 

V/o  are  not  bound  by  this  lattor  Company  in  any  way,  arid  <10  use- 
tiioir  engines  because  they  have  given  bettor  results  in  our  busi¬ 
ness  than,  any  othor  engine  v/o  have  over  tried.  In  the  mattor  of 
eountershaf ting,  v/o  never,  under  any  circumstances,  make  use  of 
it,  as  v/o  Consider  it  to  bo  an  impediment  to  the  propor  and  satis¬ 


factory  working  of  our  stations. . 

Huvo  you  any  opinion  of  exports  that  your  cngino  is 
patent  froo,  if  so  v/oul  t)  you  bo  kind  onough  to  lot  mo  soo  it? 

Very  truly  yours, 


/«f 


P.  B.  Sh8W, 

Doar  Sir?- 

tho  broatat'i 
havo  sent  at 
cause  of  the 

subject,  and 


November  Oth. 

Ksq. 

Williamsport,  Poona. 

Wo  have  your  lot tor  "of  tho  3th.  inst.  in  reference  to 
■  °r  3  a“*,£i  at  Sunbury,  and  in  reply  bog  to  say  that  vo 
s  export  from  tho  I  amt  factory  v/hb  will  ascertain  the 
>  troublo., 

have  to-day  written  hr.  ac.Ccncick  very  fully  on  tho 
trust  in  a  short  time  to  eradicate  the  difficulty^  ' 
Very  truly  yours, 

•  O' 


/ FS3 ■  n r  O'/ 


1'.  li,.  Shu*,  lisq. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Wo  bop  to  enclose  horov/ith  our  estimate  !lo.73  for  the 
o  root  ion  of  an  3d  i  son  E]  oof.-i  v.  light  central  station  Plant  at 
lit'. Carrie! ,  lonna.  oT  000  lights  capacity,  and  amount!  nrc  to  iSl-i,  :i00, 
"anti  under  saio  cover  v/o  send  you  map  “A"  roPvr-'  id  to  in  tho' 
ostirnato,  together  v/i Sh  plan  of  proposed  coh'tv  •  station. 

This  installation,  as  you  '.Till  son,'  comes  to  S.V.0.3  2  por  lamp ,  - which 
.  considering  that  the  street  installation  cavort;  noarly  300  more 
lights  than  tin  nominal  c ap ae it. y'dfbtho  plant  and  that  tho  instal- 
1  afridn  is  a  very  small  oiio  (in  which  easos  tho  dost  por  lamp  •’ 
'always  runs  up  hi eh )  is  a  vory  fair  estimate. Tho  central  station 
toemiphf-  have  boon  located  at  a  better  point,  but  as  you  under-- 
stand  tho  ft. Carmel  people  p.urchasod  tho  lot  ’for  this  purpose 
"without  consul  tine  us. in.  the  mattor,  Tho  Kunbury  installation, 

\/6  might  mention,  earn  o' ’to  about  tho  sam'o  figure,  and  v/o  fool  sure 
.  that  v/hon  you  explain  to  tho  *.!t .‘Carmel  pontl’suon  about  tho  coot 

_  ,  .  .  SmaoLL  A/xfid** 

por  lamp  running  up  vory  high  in  such  -entiie  oiao  )  3 ants,  thoy  will 

understand"  tho  caso  and  fall  in  with  our  ideas  that  the  estimate  is 

■a  good  ono,  Thoro  is  ono  thing  that  v/o  wish  to  'impress  upon'  you 

’‘and  upon  the  gentlemen  interested  at.  'ft.  Carmel  as  forcibly  asTs  ' 


un-u- 


•**•“*•  “  “■  ««  «...  u,,t  ,.u„t  rot-.to 

"W*  “  elvl«  “  »•  owr  for  tins  if  t„0J 

1^?":**  “  ”“  "  KU1*  »  *  «W  t»o  „  Will 

'  l.ivb  Yrosl  to  oontoocl  with  »hiWt  woo], l  ,.Ut  a„  „„„  t„  all  «*»  „ 

’  confute 'tion  ««„vnt,r.„  for  air  polo  1„„  pn„  r„„Mollt,nB. 

1-ir.  It-t.o***  Company  will  or  cobra,,  uodoroto.a  that  v  „„la,lnn 
this  «ttcr 'until  t6o,  „„  ,,r(iiU  of  ^  by 

rot  ir.  o  . .  to  La,.,.  ■*„  , j  ,.p  .... 

y°,lr  whon  Lhe  avoraf :G  humane  or  Jcts«  light  is  tho  longast. 

W°^U1  S,Jn,i  y*u  <•— o>-m»  forms  of  or,,,«ni,  fxllofi  oat 
V-n«roxocutod  as  far  os  v,c  am  concerns,  a„u  af  v,«  Bot  Cun 
at  onco,  v/o  will  cuminoncb  wort  right  uviay. 

Trust anr  you  mJJ  roeognizo  tho  noccsslty  of  a  vary 
prompt  ropjy,’  wo  aro 

Vary '"truly  .yours, 

■ 

.  ■  -  ...  : 


Enclosure, 


/f<P3-  U  ■ 


November  fcrth. 


H.  M.  DoiibJ  delay,  Esq. 

Edison  Exhibit,  Southern  Exposition,  ' 
I-ouisvillo,  j  y. 

l)o  ar  Sir:- 


Wo  enclose  herewith  our  clmcl  No.iHU  for  S75. ,  and  wish 
you  would  ho  Rood  ohourIi  to  return  to  Mow  Yorl  at  onc-i.  Please 
wire  us  whc-n  you  3 eave  1  ouisvillo,  which  wo. trust  will  bo  on  Mon¬ 
day  tho  1 ^ th.  inst. 


Very  truly  yours., 

J 


Enclosure, 


November  8  th.  3 

Prank  K.  Mc.Connick,  Esq.  Frost. 

Edison  Electric  Ills.  Oo,  of  Sunbury, 

Williamsport,  Penna. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Wo  havo  your  Jettor  of  tho  5th.  inst.  in  roforonco  to 
tho  breakage  of  lamps  at  Sunbury,  and  in  reply  bog  to  say  that  wo 
'ijaVo  sent  an  export  from  the  lamp  Factory  to  Sunbury,  who  wili  very 
soon  ascortain  the  causo.  '  Wo  strongly  suspect  that  yourlocal’ 
manhhas  cut  somo  customers  in  by'  running  tho  service  from  tho 
foodor  instead  of.  the  main.  What’ you  should  have  done  v/as  to. have 
ascertained  at  what  particular! pi  ace  the  breakage  occurred,  after 
which,  the  cause  of  such  breakage  could  bo'  very  readily  obtained. 
Tho" samo  lamps  as  you  are  using  are  in’  service  at  Shamokin,  Brock- 
^tonnand  Rosalie  and  give  800  hours.  Tho  lamp  Factory’ s  guarantee 
■'  "is  that 'if  run  at  ton  candle  power,  they  will"  lost  000  hours,  arid 
wb  know  from  experience,  which  is  tho  bost  evidence  that  wo-cpuld!. 
possibly  havo,  thatbthose  lamps' are’  capibloof  bearing  out  tho 
guarahtoo.' .  WO  rogrot  that  Mr.  Mar r  shoulcl  have  boon  so  inconsed 
on  account  of  the  lector  y/o ‘wfbtb'ybu,  as  Mr.  cbnant  simply  quoted 
the.  statements  made  by  thb.bhginBqr  at  Sunbury,  Tho  lamp  Factory 
oxport  will,  howevor,  find  ou’t\tho  cause  of  tho  oxeosoivo  broakago 


■  UOBi': 


l\j.oujf  1!'  n(?*CC'««T' 


of  lamps  in  Sunbury  and  adjust  the  matter  so  that  thoro  will  be 


no  further  trouble, 


Very  truly  yoursy 


IS F3  -  //»•? 


,  I  ;<_>'/ embctr  !>th.  3 

.!.  [•'.  iiunn,  Ksq.  Vico  President,  '" 

Tiffin  Krtison  Mac" trie  133.  Co. 

Tiffin,  Ohio. 

Hoar  Sir{- 

’.'o  have  your  lot  tor  V,  f  th o  3r<J.  insb.  a'shing  uo  to  namo 
a  data  //hen  r.b Tiffin  installation  v/i 3 ]  bo  ready  to  cupp] y  ‘light. 
In  rc-j-3 y  to  that  query  v/o  would  say  that  the  work  on  tho  station 
I- as  aDr.bady  boon  commenced  there  and  that  its  comp  3 c-tion  //ill  hot 
ta3  o  noro  than  twenty  or  tv/onty  five  days.  .  Tho  wars  for  tho  po3  e 
3inoe  v/i 3 3  bo  i::  Tiffin  in  about  ton  days,  and  thin  v/ork  can  pro¬ 
ceed  in  'uni con  with  th 
j  l'etcd  cheat  the  eauo 
that  v.*o  rilj  have  the  plant  running  by  a  certain  tiino,  but  v/o  want 
you  to  fool- assured,  that  tacxxjcl&issK  v/o  will  do  everything  in  our 
power  to  moot  youb  wishes  and'  have  it  running  about  the  lUth.  t,_ 
'bocontbor.  •  • 

In.  ro3 ation  to  lighting  tho  public  gar don  you  speak  of, 
as  far  as  v/o  can  toll  from 'the  incomplete  information  given  in 
your  3  otter,  this  appears  to  bo 'in  block  4b,  V/o  are  to  submit  a  . 
proposal  to  Mr.  .Stuart  for  lighting  this  bl ock ,  together  v/ith  Somo 
other  blocks,  and  v/hon  .that,  has  been  '  received  it' will  give  you  tho 


ih-'  the  station,  and  should  l 
'So'  do' riot  like  to  state  positively 


/?«-//-  o*j 


z 

information  you  dosiro  on  tliat  point.  Wo  trust  you  will  under¬ 
stand  that  it  is  our  dosiro  to  moot  your  wishes  in  this  case  and 
that  tho  reason  that-  v/o  do  not  promise  absolutely  to  start  on  the 
'  iffthV  December  is  that  thoro  are  so.  many  points  to  bo  taken  into ' 
"consi deration  in  making  a  promise  of  that  kind  that  v/o  consido'r ‘it 
’’’better  for  ourselves  and  for  you  to  place  the  matter  in  the  light  ' 
v/o  havo,  notwithstanding  the  fact  that  we  feel  reasonably  sura  of 
boing  able  to  moot  your  wishes. 

Vevjr  truly  yours, 

’  '  .  ■■■'  D-  ■ 


/m~n- 


.  Sunday,  .  Movombor  13  th.  3 

•V.  S,  Hastings,  Esq. 

. .  35  West  50th.  Street,  City. 

My  bear  Mr.  Hastings!- 

X  have  boon  receiving  sinco  iaet  Wodnosday 
very  prossmg  tolograms  i'roia  Messrs.  Harris  fi  Robinson  asking  mo 
to  attend  a  meeting  at/sout'hin^ton'to-uiorrow  (Monday),  and  I 
havo  repeatedly  telegraphed  tfi’irrrfcfiat  it  is  simply  impossible  for 

"pio  to  do  so*' aiid  yei/thoy  persist  in  wiring  mo  to  attond  tho'mdot- 

• 

'”ing,  ’Mow  after/ I  t  thoro  1  do  not  soo  what  good  I  can  do, 
inasmuch  as  tho  lijsonso  contract  with  tho  Light  Company  has  not 
'  ’booh  closed  ydt.  f)  Harris  X  Robinson  say  that  tho  most  important" 

stockholder  loav;.ol  Southington  for  tho  South  on  Tuosday  morning, 
i  1  business 

and  I  think  it  .isjmoro  a  matter ' of '  the  l  ight  Company*  s  than  tho 

Construction  Department* 3  for"  the" prosen t,-  as  T  am  positive,  from 
my  oxporidhW  o3 Sewhoro,  that" after  T  go  thoro. there  will  be  a  le 
of  usoYoss  lalk,  and  1  will  have  to  go  later -on  to  got  my -cent  *  act" 
"ciosod^  "l  havo  besides  very  important  business  to-morrow,  having 
-t^oon  out' of  tho  ^ffieo  tho  whole  of  last  v/eok,  and  I  wyito. to  ask 
'  if  you  c^i  go  to-  'Southington . on  the  oight  o'clock  ’train-  to-morrow 
morning' .  If  sc//'  I  vwuld  like  to  soo' you  before  you  go,  and  I 
v/ill^conie\up  tdj'-your  house  of  I  v/i!3  moot  you  hero  anytime  up  to 

y  /  •  .  ■. -  •  -  -  ■  .  • .  • 


/m- 


**  three ’o' c^cicX  thi3  aft  o' /noon,  after  which  hour  I  do  not  know  whoro 
I  shall  be. .  (I  ' 

Will  you  ploasa  lot  mo- hoar  from  you  by  boaror,. 

Yours”  vory  truly, 


/  Wv/-/« 2. 


November  1.4th.  3 


"I'aul  B.  Dynr,  Rsq. 

V/arnor  house, 

Ohillicotho,  Ohio. 

hoar  Sir:- 


7  have  your  various' lot tors  from  Canton.  I  am  very 
anxious  to  haves  you  po  to  Now  Orleans  as  soop  as  possible,  and'l' 
want,  you  to  hurry  throuph  on  Pr.  Stuart' c  work.  You  must  finish 
with- him  by  Saturday  next  at  tho  latest.. 


-  - 

'.ovombor  3  sith.  R 

.1.  (!.  Oliver,  linq. 

To  run  Co ,  Canada.  ‘ 

Koi'orrint;,  to  yuur  1'uvor  of  tho  i>th.  inst.,  1  bOR  to 
.inform  you  that  my  exj.  eriii'onts.  are  in  the  main  confined  to  incan¬ 
descent  electric  lamps,  and  the  subst-uuce  you  niont-iun  for  carbon 
I-ointr.  for  ere  lamps  //ill  therefore  bo  of ho  u so  to  i::o. 

Very  truly  'yours,' 

-  - 

•  J2 


/  &SZ  H-  >•* 


A.  Stuart,  Kaf|.  Sooty.' 

Cincinnati,  '  Ohio. 

Hoar  Sir:- 

Youv  3  otter  of  tho  iith.  inst.  otuno  a iil y  to  hand. 

■Vo  arc  delighted  th.it  you  should  vnoognisso  tho  fact  tliat 
it  if!  quito  true  that  vra  cannot* supply,  estimates  unless  wo  huvo 
tho  data  whereon  to  wort..  '.Tiffin  wort  w; is  started  immediately  . 
tho  v/ritor  fut  back  to  »ow  fort.  Co  you  not  know  that  there' iro 
several  things  to  bo  done  i is  connection  with  material  boforowo 
can  have  men  on  tho  ground  actually  at  v/orl  in  tho  town  itself. ' 

V/o  aro  pushing  Maysvillo  and  oynthiana  estimates  as 
quietly  as  possible,  but  I  must  rbuiind  you  -that 'wo  have  a  few 
town's  outside  of  your  territory ’  thuY we  liavci  to  estimate  on. 

That  despatch  aboirt  s.r.  Edison  going  to  l.ouisvillo  was 
.  received  daring  the  writers  absence  from  town.  That,  lots  'the" 

1  rivato  Secretary  out,  but  it  was  ans-worod  just  as  ouon  is  Mn 
Ktli son  coul  d  be  got  Mat  at  by  the  l-rivalo  Soorotary*  s  assistant.’ ' 
If  you  did  not  got  the  reply  you  must,  blame  the  Western  Union  " 
ToloRraph  Company  and  not  us,  i  doubt  very  much,  whether  Mr. 

Kdison  will  go  to  louisville  at  all.  '  it  "io'probablo,  hov/ovor, 
that  "Major  Eaton  will  go  '^outjV'  somotitio  wiEhin  the  next  'wool:  or  so. 


jffS-'lb 

hovomber  3  :-.:th.  3 

Why  don’t  you  p.ivo  us  pomo  moro  contracts,  which  is  aft  or 
n33  the  main  encouragement  to  us  to  keep  plodding  away  at  estimates 
Ono  litt3o  contract  of  SIB, 000.,  which  roquircd  a  v/ook  of  the 
wtitors  timo  to  pot  executed,  and  a  trip  of  something  liko  U30 
miles,  is' hardly  sufficient  to  justify  the  heavy  investment  wo' 
tiro  making  in  canvassing,  estimating  and  3ueh  3iko  on -your  bohalf.  • 
Who  re  are  .those  othor  two  contract's  that  you  said  we  should' have 
within  a  few  days  of  my  leaving  Cincinnati? 

Very  truly  yours, 


I c? 


liovombor  l.ith,  3 

A.  Stuart,  lion.  Sooty, 

Cincinnati,  .  Ohio.  . 

boar  Sirj- 

v  ."tof-omw*  to  your  Jot  tor  ox  tho  ?t)V. '  inst. ,  it  in  vory 

important  that  hr.  by  or  should* i'oavcs  your  territory  ‘  by  Saturday 
noxt'.'  yo  roajjy  think  that  you  havo  ono..jrh  onnvassos  to  got  alow! 
wit hi"  ;7e  havo  kept.  him  in  your  district  uo  lonr,  to  tho  pro.-ju- 
‘dico  of  oiir  business  olso-./haro,  that  v/o  Poo]  compollod  t.b  insist 
u) on  hisV leaving  yon  by  Saturday  noxt  at  tho  ] at nst, 

hoping  that  thin  will  hot  caiiso  you  any  groat  inconvon— 

ionco,  we  remain,  .  . 

Very  truly  yours,' 


iiovo/iibor  lwth. 


straight  Tine  Knfino  c:o. 

decides  &  Payette  Sts., 
Syracuse,  N.V. 


Dear  Si: 

v/c  bar  to  ccJ 
favor  of  the  30th.  inst. 


).novO c dr; a  v/it.h  thanks  roc 
in  roll  at icr.  t.ii  roJ'a3  ties 
nicotian  you  j.rcrosa  sqr.c 


1 


:  of  your 
your  enninos, 


/  ft  3-  // 


A.  Stuart,  Esq,  Secty. 

Cincinnati,  Ohio, 

l'oar  Sirt- 

Wc  have  your  favor  of  tho  t-th.  mst.,  asking  us  to  sr 
you  an  estimate  for  Piqua,  with -tho  central  station  located  or. 
t^p  Karrinpton  lot.  The  maj;  which  you  mention  in  your  letter 
c.arao.  to  hand  a  few  minutes* ago,  and  it  has  therefore  been  unr.oss 
hi o.  for  us  .to  comply  with  your  request  to  wire  tho  figures  “yn 
Monday* Inasmuch  an  you  want. us  to  do  very  close  figurine  on 

...  .  -/uy-C 

thin-  ostimuto,  v/o  wish  you  Y/ould^tho  attachdd  form  fill od  in  by 
somo  reliable,  parson  as  accurately  as  posisibio,  us  to  prices  in 
I'iqua,  V/o  shall  bo  glad  to  have  this  rpJUrnod  at  tho  oavliost 
possible  momont,  as  v/o  can  give  you  no  figures  v/hatover  until  it 
is  received  by  us,  You  a]so  omittod  to  send  us  tho  siao  of  th 
l<$|montioned  m  tho  foregoing  part  of  this  letter.  Of  course  \n 
could  havo  guessed  at  this  size,  but  that  is  not  always  a  safe 
thing. to  do.  1  lease  sond  us  full:  particulars  about  this  now  lot 

in  accordance  v/ith  tho  form  attached. 

Yourls,  truly, 


/f<r3'//‘A3 


■  .  November  J3*h.  n 

•V/.  -J.  Joni  s,  Esq,  Manager. 

Edison  Electric  Illuminating  Co. 

Erode  ton,  .Mass, 

Doar  Sirt- 


ilojilyinp  to  your  lot  tor  of  the  lath.  inst.  in  regard  to 
booJ;s  anu  stationery  covered  hy  the  amount  of  S.»o.  in  the  brock  ton 
estimate,  y/o  !>«>»•  to  aay  that  it  was  our  intention  to  supply  a  full 
pof  of  bools,  together  with  special  forr,i3  which  wo  considered 
necessary  for  the  running  of  your  businoas.  Some  of  those  books 
are  now  boinp  prepared  by  the' printer,  but.  it  Vs  our  intention  to 
nud^o  an  allowance  on  this  item  and  char  go  you  only  for  v/hat  v/o 
supply,  ,  ‘  . . 


IflJII-  13 


•  Jotter  of  tho 
order  cl bat ft  from 


,  I' rank  s.  f'arr^Eaq.  ‘i’roas. 

Kdi sot)  K3  octrxc  13  3 unu  noting  Co. 

Sunbury,  henna. 

i'sar  Kir:- 

V/o  bnp  1.o  acknowledge  -receipt  of 

L-th.  irisl  .,'  and  in  ropl  ;  would- say  that  you 

!;cs::rn.  Porgznann  &  Co.,  HUU  Avenue  lj,  city. 

V^^ash^for  vuJ cam --tod  fifcro  eJoats  and  brads  to  re¬ 
ft 

vn  fch  then.  The  eabJo  can  fc*  obtained'  through  us  or  by  aj  pi  yin," 
direct  to  the  Ansonia'Brass  a  Copper  Co.,  If  Cliff  Street,  city. 

Tn  ref.urd  to  the  breakage  of  ‘lanjjs,  it  is  very  strange 
that  your  motemar.  has  not'  sense?  enough  to  see  that  his' indicator, 
is  too  l^jh  on  one  side-  and  too'1'67/  bn  tho  other.  It  requires 
.  itn t.  :x  sr.ial]  amount  of  .ludRoraont  to  make -a  comparison  between  tho 
*  brightness  or  tho  laqjpp  on  tho  .two  aidon.  Ho  should  rofjulato 
those  sides  ovonly  4i)d\.roaot,  hi3  indicator.  Your  breakage  of 
lamps  should  be  about  fourteen  A  week. 

Yours  truly, 

.  J-oXj 


/FS3-//'/3 


r::  Hovoiabor  38th.  n 

Col.  c.  E,  Courauii, 

?-i  .Madison  Avonuo,  City. 

Ky  L>oar  Colonel  :- 

T  have  gobo  thorough!”  into  tho  mat  tor  or  tho 
division  of  tho  Edison-Oowor-Hal 3  Telephone  shaves  cornier  to  tho 
Edison  interests  and  I  do  not  see  how  I  can  do  bo l;  tov  than  to 
offer  a  division  of  them  on  a  basis  of  four- tonths  to  so  to  you  for 
the  countripe  you  put.  in  and  six-tenths  to  go  to  the  Edison  Tele¬ 
phone  Company  of  Europe  hero:  you  taking  your  proportion  of  tho 
six-tenths,  which  you  arc  entitled  to  u’ncior  your  arrangement  with 
tho  how  York  Edison  Company. 

If  you  will  write  mo  a  note  ace opting  tho  division  as 
abovo  3tutod,  T"  will  havo  tlio  papers  fixed  up  and  luailod  to  you  by 
Thursday’ s  stoiunor  without  fail.  I  think  that  they  'should  be  put 
in  a  littlo  more  formal  shapo  than  that  indicated  in  .  the  formejrf 
letter  alroady  agreed  upor.  between  you  and  mysolf.  •  1  am  very 
sorry  that  tho  matter  should  havo  boon  put  off  so  long,  .but  it  wus 
quitoHopiaffidable, 

Hoping  that  you  will  have  a  pleasant,  trip  homo,  boliovo  mo, 

•  vijig-!#' ••  -  vory  truly  yours, 

■  %% 


S3 


November  l'ith.  3 

John  Hocjter,  Eaq, 

Jev/isburj!,  Union  'Jo.,  I'onna. 

Hoar  Sir:-  . 

In  reply  to  tho  query  contained  in  your  letter  of  tho 
bth.  inst.  us  to  Yrtiether  it  would  be  possible  to  collect  atmos¬ 
pheric  clectriity  on  conducting  wires,  in  order  to  obtain  lifjht, 

1  hep  to  say  that  tho  process  is  possible  but.  hiphly  impracticable. 
Yours  truly, 


V 


jrrs-H'ty 


ii'ovor.iboi’  liltii,  "  3  . 

0.  W.  Wilbor,  Esq.  !*'! 

Oornor  4th\  fi  Rodman  Sts. 

Fall  Rivor,  '.Mass. 

fioiir "fiC'irs-: '  .  .  •  ' ....  • 

Plenao  rnport  at  tho  oarlinst  ponsi.bio  mornont  t.ci.  this. 


officer  ami  bo  proparod  to.tako  a  journoy  South.  Y.'o  want  you  just 
aS  soon  as  you  can  got  horo,  and  wo  shall  bo  glad  if  you  will  wiro 
u:»  on  ri.-cuip t  of  this  t/hoti  wo  uuy  uxpoct  to  sou  you. 


November  1.3th.  f 

Ooorgo  H.Hliss,  .Esq.  Cohoral  Kept. 

Chicago,"  (33s. 

Dour  Sir?-. 

Wo  havo  your  letter  of  the  uth.  inst.,  in  reference • to 
Appleton  and  Hacino.  Tn  relation  t».  the  former,  wo  trust  that 
tho  informuti on  n or: o saury  for  us  to  havo,  in  order  that  wo  may 
pro]  are  an  estimate,  v/1'33  come'  to  hand  3obn,  ''/o  are  i!l ail  to  see 
you' stato  that  ' tho  Hacino  'ostiiiiato  was  satisfactory.  \ 

Herewith  v/d  b'op  to  diieloso  you  two  copies  of  tho  form 
of  ogro  Antoni  which  is  eritoreil  inti-  by  the'  local  company  -with  this 
Department Wo  prosumo  you ’have  .copies  of  the  iicehsoo  contract 
which  'tho' hardnt  Company  usds  in  extending.  priVilogoa  to  the" local 
' com&ilay (  If  you  havo  not  thoso  latter  copies  Mn. Hastings"  v/fli';. 

supply'  ‘them1. 1 

Yours"  t'rul  y, 

; ..  J: 


Enclosure. 


..November  14th.  '  3 


friend  Worthing ton:-  * 

You  uro“bar]iing  up  tho  wrong  troo* ;  Why 
(tid  you  pot  coine  and  ask- Mr.  Edison  if  ho.  was  tho  originator  of 
tho  “Tiros*  article  boforo  charging.  hire  in  your  paper  with  the 
“criino".  You  know  him  woli .  enough  and  cun  easily  got  at  him  and 
thoroibro  it  wou] tt  certainly  havo  boon  a  littlo  more  courteous  if 
you  had  applied  to  hire  for  information  before  allowing  the  article 
m  your  issue  of  the  t’th.  to  be  put  in  print.  As  "you  ’state  ' 
“fair  play  is  a  Jeve?l"  and  1  might  add  that  it  is  liardly  fair ‘play 
to  judge  a  mar.  guilty  m  advance;  Aa  a  matter  of  fact  Mn  Edison 
ha<i  nothing  whatever  to  do.  with  the  drtiels /in .‘question.- 

1:  write  this  for  your  personal  information  and  not 


Yours  very  truly, 


November  14th. 


V.';  I .  Garrison,  K3q. 

137  Pcdoral  fit  root,, 

•  Go  s  tor.,  Gass 


ro]  utj 


iloar  Sir:- 

On  my  return  to  now  York  1  spoke  to  ;;r.  Bdisun  with 
:.he  wiring..  Wo  aro,  at  this-  writing,  doing  our  bast, 
to.  get  the.  cable  accepted  by  tho  board  of  Vi  re  Underwriters^  ' 
f'hoy  hare  au-ointod  a  Cunmttoii  to  look  into  tho  iaat tor,  and  Viator 
aaton  and  Ur.  (Sell  son  aro  r.uini;  to  dr.iv/  up  a  statement  sot  tin;-  forth 
t.hq  ad  van  tau  03  to  us  of  using  tho  cable,* and  immediately  that  is 
;’ot  out  I  understand  that  tho  Commit too  above  referred  to  are  to 
oomo  hero* and  tests  aro  to  bo.  made  with  VhV cable  to  prove  its 
adaptability  ti  tho. purposes  for  .which  it  ia  designed,  and" 'also  to 
prove  its  safety  when  usod  instead  of  the  ordinary  two'- wires,  '"~T’ 
V/o  all  recognise  that  She  quo  at  ion  of  cheapening  tho  wiring  la 
.  about  tho  nost  important  mat  to?  under '  consideration, 

un.l  you  may:, roly  upon  ovoVy.'poasibl  o  Effort '  boim.i  wade  to  give  you 
something  acceptable  to  tho  'firo  iiisuraheo  poopl e,  «nrt  cheaper 

than,  the  material  now  use  tpf£r '${«»<» ’ wi'rinjj"' purposes.  • 

-  .  ...Yo’r/,.  t.ru3  y  yours, 


Novombor  14th.  ,  3 


A.  A.  Cov/los,  Esq.  Secty. 

19  Cliff  Street, 


— 1  havo  the  pleasure ; to  enclose  you  herewith  a  small 
orclor., for  copper  wire  for  use  at  i-ft, Carmel,  Penna.  T  also  oncloso 
you  copy  of  our  contract  with,  the  Edison  Kloctrie  T1 3 uminating 
Company  of  Mt.  ..Carmel.  The  parties  in  intorost  aro  good  substanti.it 

people,  and  in  fact  ovory  way  satisfactory  to  us.  We  havo  under¬ 
taken  to  . start  our.  plant  by  tho  lotli.  December,-  and  you  vail 
therefore  ploase  hurry  this  v/iro  as  much  as  posniblo.  it  should  b  . 
bo  sttiM'Od  from  your  Works  at  the  latest,  ton  days  from  date.  • 

-It  is  impossible  for  rao  to  got  dov/n  tov/n  to-day,  and  if 
.  you  can  havo  the  noco3s’ary  papors  preparod  and  roturnod.  by  boaror, 

T  will  execute  them  and  semi  .thorn  right  back  to' you.  I  shall  bo 
gl  ad  if  you  can  iot.me  know  y/hotlior  you  can  ship,  the  copper  in  .  the 
iiejo  above  sp.ocified. 


Yours  very'  truly. 


/  fF3  -  ;  /•  / 


November  14  th. 


V/.‘  11,  hwo] Joy,  .in  Ksq.  Troas.  '  ' 

Kell  son  153  octrie- ;T3  Jumihatitijj’ Co, 

I‘’a33‘  Rivor,  Mass, 

Roar  Sir:-  ’ 

WoforriiiH  tv  your  favor  of  tbo  lath,  inst;,  j  am 
"iniproa.siou  that  you  will  have  to  use  ihe  old  method  by  vur.'im 
we  get  £  omission  -  from  the  hoard  or  Pire  Underwriters  to  use 
now  cablo.  Thoy  have  the  matter  under  consideration,  but  i< 
prolty  difficult  to  rorco  tivnii. to  deal  with  it  quieiUy. 

T  should  thoroforo  think  it  advisablo  not • to  mention  to  your 
able  customers  that  we' have  a  choap-or  raothod"  of  ^wiring  under 

Very  truly  yours, 


prob- 

v/ay. 


3m^ 


*tBb 


jU.S-Jl',  (H- 


November  }4th. 


oharloa  Patchblur,  Esq. 

.  Pari?,  Kran 
My  Dear  lhit  chsl.or:- 


Ycur  letter  ol’  tho  30th.  - inst.  came -to  hand 


thi  s,  morning. 


3  ,iio  not  see  why  wo  shoal'd  lYnop  up  our  prices  on  lampq 
if  it  is  fioini'  to  rain  our  lump  sales  in  Europe,  and  I  shall  there¬ 
fore  bo  vory.  careful  what  l.  say '  iVY.  roply  to  'T-crgos  lofrtor,  which  '  ‘ 
you  saw  is  to  come  hero.  Anyway  I  should  by  no  moans  bo  disposed 
to  accede  to  his  roquost, " considering  that  he  is  bidding  for  tho.. 
English  -l  amp  trade,  as  against,  us. 

OHs*  ation  to  tho  100  light  dynamo  wo  sont  to  horlin;, - 
y>o  have  not  up  to  this  writing  rnado  any  oingio  cor.o  ifiachinos." 

V/o  propose  to  do  so.  at  some  future''  tiiap,  but  h'^w  it.  will  intor*.  ... 
fero  with'  tho  manufacture  of  the  Oonnan  dyneMo's^ 1  cannot  see; 

Our  policy  is,  when  -wo  design  "and'  tiuiTd  a  "mac lii.no,  -  to  bo.  vory 
caroful  to  soil '  ail. machines  of  a  given  design"  before  v/o  bring  out 
anything  bettor.  by  this  moans  v/o  save  oursolyos  being  “stuck* 
with'  a  lot  of  obsolete  machines*.  V/o  haifd,  Sftld  in'  this,  country  all 
tiso  .old  forms  of  dynamos  and.  our  now*,  type's. '  aro  now  coming  out. 


iwno  tho  worst)  off  financially  for  havlilr,  brought 


ild  bo  rod’iculi 


as  you  w'oll  know,  ti 


pujd  build  a  machine  and  say  that  thoro  will 


ation.  Your  Ivry  friends  do 


i)o  they  think  that  simply  boei 


goinf 


siViho  into  a  isingl  o  ' magnet  machino*  that 

■Wrt 

ill'  tlidbo’  th'aC'f/o  iia’/o  built  with  tho  1 


throwing 


■  ting  v/o  liavo  aSout  fiftoch  double 


•ck  St  root. 


wil  1  al  be  sol d  before 


r.ial.0  any  siriglo  magnet:  machines.  'tin 


■  businoi 


made  v/oul 


th»  long  magnet  type.  Wo  built  about 


Then 


got  out  the  improved  “11",  on  which 


Tho  whole  of  tho  formor  woro  sold  with  tho  exception  of  two,  and 


these  two 


have  J list  managed- to  dispose  of  without  any  saerifici 


whatever,  and 


y<5j^>-tho  improved  “11" 


•y  obliging  customer  who  wants  700  lights  and 


'thing  rnoro, 


il  though  ho  can  pot  tJPO  for  t'hi 


t  um  doliphtod  to  hoar  that  you  ii.r<ogt)flturotufning,  and 
‘tho  sooner  you  do  so  tho  boVtori'"  Thoipios^oetsaro  that  wo  shall 


Y7.  [).-  Rich,  Esq. 

eiii'o  iidison  Electric  Illuminating  Co, 

Rail  Rivor,  Hass. 

Dear  Sirs-  ■ 

V/o  closed  this;  morning  a  contract  for  the  installation 
of  a  plant  which  is  practical]/  the  duplicate  or  Kuubury,  at 
!.:t, Carmel.  "■  v/o  havo  got  to  start  the  plant  about  the  17th.  of 
December,  vrtiich  you  will  notico  gives  us  littlo  more  than  a  month 
1  to  du  the  work  in.  It  is- highly  important  that,  you  should  mala  a 
trip  to  KfCCarmol  at  the  earliest  possible  moment-.  Tf  you  will 
ploaso  advise  me  by  wire  to-morrow  when  you  can  go  there,  T  v/illl 
.■  moot  you  hero  ^t  the  office  at  any  time  vyhori  you  may  indicate  when 
■"^bu  go  through  Now  Turk  on  your  way.  It  is  necessary  that  I 

should  havo  a  talk  v/ith  you  boforo  you  go  to  Ht, Carmel,  and  it  is 
also  hocossary  that  you  should  go  there  at  tho  darliest  date  com- 
latiblo  with  /our  arranpomonts  for  tho  pushing,  of  tho  work  at 
Kal 1  River. 

T’  oncloso  you  herewith  chock  for  S500.  as  requostod  in 

your  note  loft  hero  yostorday. 

Very  truly  yours, 


/S*3-/i-  1  * 


November  14th. 


atchedior,  Ksq. 


My  Hoar  '‘atcholor:- 


1  Cft  . 


1  letter  of  the  noth. 


nt.  this 


•*  ,  anrt  was  very  much  pleased  to. heap  that  you  will  .soph  bo 
iron  and  proposo  coming  back  hare,  but  T  am  very  sorry  to  .say .  that 
1  do  not  know  exactly  what  to  do  with  relation  to  stock  matto'-s 
(■.•r  you.  -y  long  lot  tor  to  you  or  about  a  woak  ago  v/ill  have 
explained  the  situation  thoroughly.  T  ounh t  to  have  posted  you 
oarlior,  but.  you  know  how  wo  are '  situsitelf  h6>o  and  that  must  bo 

X  arranged  with,  lid’i  son  this  morning  to  cable  to  you  ' 
xsfcinp  ii-  81,000.  v/uuld  bo  of  any  service  to  you,  and  if  so,  to 
irav/  on  him  at  three  days  sinht  for  same. 

T  hope  that  you  will  not  lo.ivo^  a  Hollo  France  ^beforo  i 
,<jt  over  ,tu  sea  you.  Why  cannot  .you  arrange  to  cuiio  back  o'n  the? 
Oregon”  about  the  loth.  January?''  That  is  the  time  that  1  propos^ 
o turning  from  ra/  trip  to  ICnji'iaririy  ' 

Yours  very  truly, 


fPS-JI-  / V- 


The  Ami  nut,  on  s  Sims  f;o. 

iTuvidonco,  !?,  1, 

Hoar  Sirs:- 

floforrinr  to  Ord«r  K'o.  so  at  herewith 
that  it.  i c  absolutely  ossontial  that  you  should  a  hi 
l;t.  nanso]  inside  of  fourtbon  days.  This  is  the  1 
timo  that  wo  can  i;ivo  you,  uud  therefore  will  rely 
ilisappointifl/;  us  ir.  the  matter,  as  wn  have  uadortak 
plant  about  tho  loth.  Ciscombor. 

Very  truly  yours, 


USB-  H’W- 


.  .  Novouibor  14th.  3 

.  P-.  H.  Shay/,  Esq. 

Post  Office, 

liazoUton,  i-onns. 

Dear  Sir:— 

Wo  hog  to  oncJoso  you  horowith  our  osthoato  Ho. 72  foV 
tho  oroction  of  an  Edison  R 
Hazel  ton,  Ponna. ,  amounting 

1,219  lights,  which  wo  hope  will  reach  you  ir.  time. 

Very  truly  .yours, 


octric  light  Contra]  Station  Plant  at 
to  320,094.41,  and  rrl  th  n  aaj  -iri7‘-y  of 


IfSo'U-  /+ 


\ 


/  ■  \ 

Hiiuurs.  /.orriG,  Tadl; i 

/  3.5  Hold 

hotyr  Sirs:- 

Wo  ono3oi\o  you  herewith  our  order  No. 

7  i;»‘\  . 

piping  tc  be  shipped  So  trt,  hansel,  henna.  As  this 
sraa3  3  we  tract  that-  you  v/xlY  be  able  to  f.i.33  it  for 
Vfc  require  to  use  this  -steals:  p*£;  mj:  i«  connection  v/j 
contract  that  wo  have  tnl-cn,  ar.d\you  .:il3  therefore 
ob3igo  us  ij'  you  cr.n  state  positively  the  date  that 
the  pi  pi  nr  unci  fittings  f  reni  J'hiD  ijiicuphia. 

i'ory  lrulj»\yours, 

•  |  V...  ■  • 


is  iiiKiedia 


l\ 

A 


/ 


November  14th. 


V/.  I)..  Rich,  Esq. 

care  Edison  Electric  illuminating  Co. 

Kali  River,  .  Mass. 

Near  Kir:- 

Wo  have  arrarij'od  with  the  Isolated  Company  to  buy  one 
'b°lr  >"'T”  “**“"•  *•  •»  (Jo  to  Tiffin,  and  iUvo 

ordo,.dd.ttan  ship  it  ti  *  ».  tttdh,  „„  Edison  a octfionnW- 
“°nF“nJ'  Tirf1"’  ra’10-  W  .loaso 

nfranponantn  to  havo  it  noemyod  thoro.  i  protirno  it  »il  J  bo 
shippod  inside  of  a  v/ook,  '  ‘  ;  ••  •  • 

Very  Truly  yours',' 


/W3.  //-  rS 


Nov  on;  b  oi*  3  5th. 


Thoinas  1',  conant.,  Ksq. 

V/oavors  National  Hotol, 

ShainoJtin,  l>onna. 

Hoar  Kir:-  • • 

1  r*w“w  wr™*  «=ioSi„e  of  th0 

f"  th°  rlnoe"  ‘W*  «  .Sh-„u„. 

r°”  MM“  *«  “  h»”  •  •».««.'  „f  the 
ottponooh  of  tho  station  for  tho  tn,  WM(,; 

-  *  Very  truly  yours. 


. 


^Deutsche  Edison  cesollochaft, 
- ' ' '  Berlin,  Germany, 

Dear  Sirs:- 


irrs-it-iS 


Referring  to  our  cables  corififrned 'elsewhere,  the  state¬ 
ment  that  the  Sawyer-Kann  people  havo  beaten  me  in  a  patent  suit 
is  entirely  untrue.  Tour  latent  Attorney,  will  explain  to  you  • 
that  tho  proceoduro  in  the  American  Patent  Offico  is  that  i f  two 
applicants  cover  tho  same  point  in  their  application  for  a  patent, 
tho  matter  is  thrown  into  "intorf orenco* ,  and  the  merits  of  tho  . 
caso  decided  by  the  Patorft  Office,  and  if  thoy'are  appealed  against 
t.ho  decision  is  revised  by  a  higher  court.  The  Hoard  of  Exaninors 
whechro.  tho  scientific  part  of  the  Patent  Offico  decided  tho  Saw- 
yflr-Ed'isbh  ’interference  in  my  favor;'  '  1’ho  'SaWyer'  poople  then' 
appealed  to  tho  Commissioner  of  Patents,  'who  rovorsed  the  doci- 
sioh  of  tho  Hoard  of  Examiners,  ;  v/o  have  now'' opposed  to' tho  ' 
Socrota'ry  of  the  Interior^  but  havo  no  idea  who  will  win. 

Anyway  whoever  wins,  the  case  will  bo  carried  to  tho  Supremo  Court. 
Thoro  i‘s  roally  no  greet  question  involVod  in  tho  application,  and 
wo  f.ight  it  out,  on  tho  gonoral  policy  that  whorovor  wo  havo  a 


j't  (lowocri)^' 


carry  tho  matter  to  thcr'hirjhost 


tho  Patont  Of!' 


Pho  Sav/yor  intorf oronci 


bio  Tribunal  to  obtain  a  settlement, 


of  which 


sarbon,  tho 


in  rolationto  pap 


rofor 


tfio  rooult  will  simply 


entirely  obsoloto,  anti  if  T  gain  tho 


bo  a  little  gain  of  prostiffo  on" my’ part,  inasmuch  as  I  should 


never  .'think  of  using  paper  for  my  loop  in. tho  prosont  advanced 


state  of  tho  art, 


Very  truly  yours, 


■  J?- 


.W.:‘ J. '■  Jeriks,  Ksq,  Manager. 


Edison  Electric  Illuminating  Co. 
Brockton,  Mass. 


Boar  Sir:- 

Ref erring  to  your  favor  of  -the  lath,  inst.,  we  shall 
bo  vory  glad  to  make  o'quitablo  arrangomonts ‘ wi th  you  to  furnish 
you  with  two  machines  in  pi  ace ‘of  the  one  you  now  have  as  a  sparo. 
Aty;tho  f-rosont  tiom  v/o  have  not  dynamos  of-  the  class  requirod  on 
hand,-  which  v;c  could  send  you,  I  will  notify  you  as  soon  as  wo 
have,  and  will  soo'what  proposition  I  can  make  as  to  taking  the 
one  you  now  have  back  again.  You  have  such  a  standard  equipment 
as  wo  v/o vo  ablo  to  estimate  for.  at  the  tiruo  the  Contract  v/as  mado 
v/ith  tho  Brockton  Company.  The  small  or  machines  v/oro  hot  at  that 
tiino  dosignod,  ami  it  vm 3  impossible  for  us  to  contract  for  any¬ 
thing  olso.  Tt  is  not  practicable  at  prosont  to  use  tho  throe 
Ijrushos,  and  I  doubt  yory  much  if  it  v/ould  bo'&fsirablo  with  the 
now  bystom  of  winding,  which  at  prosont  is  not  in  that  state  of 
perfection  which  will  allow  of  our  using  it.  T  shall  probably’  / 
bo  tho  courso.  of  .ton  days  or  so  as  to  suppiy- 

inf!  y.ou..v/,ith  two  smaller  machines.  Cannot  you  arrange  to  put  all  • 
tho  “late*  lights,  or  those ’required  in  the  morning,  on  one  sido  of 


tho  circuit,  sc  as  to  tivoiddthc  necessity  of  revor3ine  the  current 
through  tho  meters  on  one  or  tho  other  half . 


Tho  I.av/renc'o  Company  contracted  for  ?I!”  machinos  and 
aftorwards  requestod  mo  to  supply  them  wi th  a  spare,  thoir  orifji” 
hal  intontion  being  to  use  ah  old  “K*  as  a  spare.  To  do  what  you 
desire  vail  require  a  few  oxtrn  switches  and  an  extra  resistance 
'box  T.  think,  but  at  this  writing  wo  have  not  work od  but  tho  oxact 
"plan  by  v/hich  wo  intend  to  operate  the  two  small  machines' i 
plant  where  “H*-  machinos  aro  used'  for  tho  gonoral  running. 

Vfo  aro  doing  all  wo  can  to  cheapen  up  tho  wiring. 

V/o  have  not,  up  to  this  writing,  boon  able  to  got  tho  cablo 
which  we  sent  you  some  samples, *  approved  by  tho  Board  of  Pi 
Underwriters,  They  have  appointed  a  Committee,  however,  v/h 
"duty' it  is  to"  look;  into  tho  matter,  and  immediately  v/o  dan 
■Vomo' action  token  by  thorn  wo  v/ill'Vrito  you' as  to  tho  matto 
Vory' truly  yours, 

. 


/S?2-lbi  S 


'Tw.  ‘fo)  {fw^r- 

November  1:5th.  I  3 

OoorRo  li.  Bliss,  Bsq.  , sonora]  supt. 

Chicago,  Ills.  ■ 

Hoar  Kirt- 

Rn closed  herewith  please  find  statement  Riving  thG 
full .particulars  as  to  those  dynamo  machines  naked  for.  by  you. 

If  thoro  are  any  further  dotail s  that  you  desire  yo -will  send  them 
to -you.  Wo  think  that  wo  can  send  SkHM  blue  prints  of  the 
foundations  in  the  course  of  ton  days  or  so. 

Very  truly  yours, 


Enelosuro, 


iggs  -//.  >s 


1 \JL  . 


•Vovotnbor  15th. 


■'•  '•’*  Malloy,  Bsq. 


.  Paris,  Prnnco. 


-ron  - - *  ™*.  »  W  fei„. 

W1„ 

-..I, a 

““  IU'“'-  *»  —Aft  *,  Of  our  „„  . 

to  Europe  that,  in  justice  to  our  li  •  S°n° 

•  Ur  !lomo  t'««P®ny  hero  and  our  wanu- 

.'T*  1"t°ros,°’ 11 14  mmun  ,ha*  -  *~p  ~ 

nood  won  wo  now.  have  to  el, 

‘  W°rti  ln  this  country.  y/o  havo  a 


J  very  iow  p copra  to  do  it 


It. certainly 


'  -  ■  mi-kaliuy 

•**  *°  “  *“  T"y- **  ’#% «h9 
man  required.  •  -  •  -  '  n® 


/  TSS’H-JS 


November  ljth.  3 

I'oeioto  Industriollo  oi  Goiamorcialo  ICdison, 
lyry-nur- Soino,  franco. 

Uoar  Sirs:- 

Rcforrin/{  to  your  favor  of  the  lath.  October,  I  beg  to 
Bivo  you  bolov/  prid,/s  of  the  various  Annin, -ton  *  sxaa  engines. 

I43a  X  13  ongino. . ; . r,  i,obo.oo 

o  a  x  la- ongino . l.ooo.oo 

ti1 3  x  10  ongino .  775.00 

I  prosumo  tho  ton  por  cent  royalty  should  bo  paid  on  the 
prieos  nanod., 

Vory  truly  yours, 


November  15th, 


American  boll  ToJopliuno  Co, 

05  Milk  Stroet, 

Mostun,  Mass, 

"boar  Sirsj- 


Noforring  to  your  favor  of  tho  10th.  inst,,  .wo  bog- to 
state  that  the  1006  carbon  buttons  v/oro  3hippod  to  you  on  tho 
lathi  inst.  Will  you  please  advise  us  whether  you  will  roquiro 
any  moro  thorn  thorn,'  inasmuch  as  we  havo  to  rip,  up  special!  y  to 
mako  'thorn,  and  would  liko. to  havo  a  numbor  made  now  if  you  aro 
liable  to  order  any  more  within  tho  next  few  months. 

Very  truly  yours, 


I 


you .  horov/iti 


bill  for  tho  1,000  carbons. 


//«.//-  /  5. 


November  15th.  3 

A.  Stuart,  Ksq.  Socty. 

Cincinnati,  Ohio. 

T  ha vo  loohod  into  the  matter  of  tho  onitmo  shown  to 
Mr.  Inaull  by  you  v/hor.  ho  was  in  :(a^jaw.ti  and  I  am  confident.,  that 
it  in.  of  such  a  chnractor  that  it  would  absolutely  bo  of  no  use  to 
uo  in  our  business.  Tt  would  thoroforo  bo  usoloss  for  me  to  go 
further. into' tho  quostion,  unless  Mossrs.  Smith,  Myers  *  Co.  got 

uj  "an  entirely  diffoi'ont  onginc,  Krom  the  oxpl  anotions  givon  mo 

,{f .  .  •  , 

byukr  inaull,  I  do  hot  wonder  th'Ut  thoy  could  have  built  tho  en- 
ginos  so  ’  much cheaper,  than  tft62b'’wo  no'w  uso.  They  aro  of  a  very 
cheap  'character  and  mwnn  answor'  our  purposes. 

■  r'  V'ory '  truly  yours, 


/m- u-  / 


November  15th. 


E;  liuehol ,  Esq. 

101  Conti  Street, 

Nov/  Orleans,  lal 

Hoar  Sir:- 

your  favor  dated  October  came  duly  to  hand,  but  tho 
picture  roferred  to  therein  did  not  arrive  until  a  day  or  so  back. 

It  afrords  me  very  great  flcasuro  to  acknowledge  its 
rocoipt  and  to  thank-you  for  your  very  groat  kindness  in  sonding  mo 
so  charming  a  painting-.  It  is  very  difficult  to  do  justice  to 
such  a  compliment  and  X  therefore  v/ill  not  do  so,  but  simply 
roturn  you  my  heartfelt  thanks  for  your  very  groat  kindness. 

May  1  ask  you  to  accept  a  copy  of  my  photograph,  which 
7  send  by  oxprooD. 

With  relation  to  the  Phonograph,  I  havo  boon  so  busy  in 
dovoloplng  my  systoui  of  dec  trie' lighting  for  tho  past  fow  years 
that  I  have  been  c.oinpcllod  to  drop  all  other  matters. 

. . .  Vory  truly  yours. 


/f S5-H-!  k 


Novombor  loth.  3 

Ct  K,  Spiers,  Kcq. 

y.Sc Murray  Street,  City. 

Hriond  Spiors:- 

Wo  aro  t.'oin/’  to  have  a  "Is"  to-night,  that  is  v/o 
propose  putting  tha  books  in  order  up  stairs  in  the -library, 
li  you  have  nothing  particul arly  to  do,  T  think  it  would  bo  a 
favorable  opportunity  for  you  to  got  iRfonaatiou'as  to  the  missing 
volumes  and  duplicate  sots  and  also  Krootly  assist  us,  if  you  can 
favor  us  with  your  company .  The  performance  will  start  in  about 
oight  o*  clock.. 

Vory  truly  yours,  ' 

'  ’  ■  - 


/US-tt- 


P.  ii,  Shaw,  Esq. 

Williamsport}  Ponnn, 

Pear  sir:- 

T  h»E  to  acknowledge  roceipt  of  your  telegram  as 

follows:- 

“i'.azol ton  contracts  signed  and  forwarded  to  you  via 
Hondini-  hxprosii,  together  with  chock  and  draft  for  tv/ontjr  five 
por  contain.  I-uch  tho  work.® 

I  congratulate  you  oil  tho  spoody  closing  of  those  con¬ 
tracts,  and  can  osaaro  you  that  the  work  will,  be  pushed  ahead 
rapidly.  ... 

Our  tiupnrint undent.  Hr.  Rich,  will  bo  in  Wt.Camoi  ‘  '  ' 
ilonday ,  and  as  soon  as  ho  has  started  work  thoro,  ho  will  go  to 
Hanoi  ton,  I  proisume  ho  will  bo  in  Hazol  ton  about  Tuesday,  or 
Wednesday; 

Our  material  for  H  t . Carmel  is  all  practically  ordered, 
and  wo  are  assured  of  such  early  do] ivories  that  I  anticipate  that 
thorn  v/ill  be  ru.  delay  in  the  installation  of  this. plant,  and  1 
have  every  reason  to  boliovo  tnat  tho  liaxolton  work  will  go  for¬ 
ward  with  the  sumo  rapidity, 

Vory  truly  yours, 


/6 


A,  Stuart,  Ksq.  Sooty. 

Cincinnati,  Ohio. 

Dear  Si'r'j- 

T  have- your  favor  of  the  l^th.  inst.,  and  in  reply  bog 
to  state  that  it  is  impossible  to  so.nd  yon  an  estimate  for  Cyn- 
thiana  until  wo  have  tho  position  of  the  central  station  lots. 

“h«  letter  up- .to  this  (.'ill  r.o  forward  to  you  to-day, 

V/o  can  do-  nothin/'.  with  the  cow  ostiwata  for  Pi-.;ua  until 
you.  Rive  us  the  exact  size  of  the  lot,  and  tho  information  ’written 


^4 


/  5  S' 3'//  '/(a 


November  loth. 


C.  E,  Spiers,  Esq. 

Murray  Street,  City. 

I-!tti|gnd  Spiors:- 

dave  you  £0t  a  cut  of  Mr.  Edison's  arc  lamp? 
I'roscot t  wants  it  for  his  bool..  . 

Vary  truly  yours, 


November  10th, 


Mrs,  K.  Adams, 

1M0  Irving  St ret, 

Wood  si  tie,  .  n.  j. 

My  Moar  Mrs,  Adams;- ’ 

Can  you  toll  mo  tho  axact  date  that  your  lato 
husband  first  sailed  for  Bug! and?  Wo  want. to  got  at  it  in  eon- 

««>  ™  «r  «r  basin-W  -0~uXbZ • 


/PS'S-//-/  6 


lMh.  3 


Paul  I).  Dyor,  Kscj. 

caro  A.  Stuart,  lOsq. 

'  .  Cincinnati,  Ohio. 


rtoar  Sir:-  • 

Under  separata  cover  wo  ronii  you  some  ol'  our  special 
reports,  which  vo  desire  you  to  fill  our  for  oacli  town  you  canvass. 
Moose 'be  careful  to  obtain  as  reliable  information  as  you  can 
possibly  (jot  in  record  to  local  prices.  V/o  also  wish  you 'would 
note  or.  this  report,  the-  dato  you  arrive  in  a  town  and  the  date  you 


///3-/A  )U 


November  14  th.  3 


haul  I).  Dyer,  Esq. 

Nov/  Or!  oaris,  J.a. 

hoar  Sir:- 


Kofomne  to  your  favor  of  tho  lJth.  inat.  with  relation 
to  tho  t rou bio  at  Gircl oyill o,-  Mr.  Edison  stato  that  tho  fault  v/as 
with  the  ongino  used.  |io  cannot  imagine  how  the  local  pooplo 
oxj.oct  to  bring  tho  lamps  up  to.  tho  candlo  power  -i  t, h- -rKTr~-rrtr go 
running  at  1100  revolutions  when  1000  revolutions  is  required. 

Rotary  engines  generally  take  in  steam  at  100  lbs.  and- let  it  out 
at  40  lbs.  Hour  horse  power  is  oil  that  is  required. 

Vary  truly  yours,  " 


/  /S'  3  "//  '• 


Novoiabor  10th. 

'  .  . 

V/.  K,  Androv/o,  -Esq. 

care  Edison  Electric  II  Imainatinf;  C'o. 


V/e  enclose  herewith  b 
■I'iiTin^r&ri  ;-t.(3amol,  toy  other  \i. 


V/o  desire  you  to  send  i 

ca]  Hiatori al  roquirecT  in  each  of 
Cto 


too  prints  of 
■‘•'h  Mans  of  o 
IS  A  COJilpl  0  tO 
those  places, 
truly  yours, 


the  districts  of 
i up  central  stations, 
list  of  the  olaetri- 


r 


Enclosure. 


ilovoubnr  lltth.  3 


Paul  Dyor,  Knq. ' 

Post  Office, 

Uc-.;  Orleans,  Ja. 

Boar  f !i  r:  - 

T  enclose*  you  herewith  lotto?  of  introduction  tu  ::r. 
W,  i.-ufinpor,  of  tlio  la,  Toloj-hom;  t:o,,  );.<y.y  Orleans,  la.,  ;/!«. 

Yory  tsul y  yours, 


*’A,  .Stuart,  Ksq. ' Sooty. 

Cincinnati,  Ohio. 

Dear  Sir:-  ' 

•  In  accordance  with  the  attached  forms  wo1  sont!  you  untlor 
soparnto  covor  by  same  noil  two  blue  prints  each  of  Synthiana  and 
liaysvillo.  One  o'l'  these  prints  is  marked  with  tho  rod  circlo,  in 
which  it  is  aosirabJo  to  obtain  options  on  lots,  and  tho  other  ono, 
shows  whore  wo  propose  runnier,  our  linos;-  Wo  send  yo.s  those 
‘latter  in  ordor  tiiat  you  may  inspect  them  and. if  there  arb  any  . 
difficulties  which  would  provbnt  our  following  tho  course  shown 
on  same,  wo  shall  bo  glad  to  bo  advised  of  it,  Ktirthonaoro  if 
thoro  aro  any-  additions  which  you  v/ish  to. make  or  any  portion  of 
tho  districts  mark od  that  you  dosir’b  to  out  off,  v/u  v/ish  you  v/ould 
advice  us  by  let  tor  to  that,  offoctj  rat  tho'  sumo  tuao  returning  tho 
charts’  which  v/o  send  yoiij  " 

Wo  pursuo  this  course  in  ordor  that  it  rimy  not  bo  riocos- • 
sary  for  us  to  mako  more  than  ono  electrical  determination'  for  each 
.  pi  abb,’  as' 'those  determinations  consumo  a  groat  deal  of  . time,  which 
at  tho  prosont  moment  v/o  can  but  iikJcia  ill  afford  to  lose. 

The  date  when  you  will  receive  the  estimates  for  those  places 
entirely' depends  upon  tho  dogroo  of  promptnoss  which  is  used  in 


/  s  fa-  n  '!&> 


'  Wovombor  2<s hh. 

;  ccsvs.  Iionjatmii  s  rjo. 

iK-ii  Avenue*  n,  city. 

Hoar  Sirs:- 

Tho  boaror  of  this,  Vr.  1‘iblor,  hne  boon  on?*  od  by 
U°  tu  £al  °  '•h£4!';;e  w’  t,1i;  c«i«tnietioo  ui-  bur  j.ole  linos ‘for  village 
r-lante. 

•  mj  ywu  ,;3ckeo  conf(?r  '.'ith  hi;.:  iis  ^  any  stock  you  may  . 
have  on  hand  which  wight  ho  useful  t«  us  ir.  this  y/ork,  as  I  i.-.ay 
>os sib3 y  bo  aWo  .to  take  it  oi’f  your  hands. 

Yours  truly, 

'  ^SJ- 


I? S3-  II'  Jb 


.  Kovociiior  ltJth# 

I'atric).  .ft  Garter, 

'l'o3 oprnph  Tnstruuont  Makers, 
i'hil  udolphia,  henna. 

Dear  Sirs: ~ 


.  Can  you  possj  Mynpa  vo 
i-irst  to]  ep hones  for  me,  top, other 
oI‘  tho  bi]]  you  rendered  me  and  -./]■ 
and  any  sue):  information  that  miph 


io  tho  date  that  you  made  tho 
’ith  a  copy  of  tho  order,  copy 
ro  tho  to] ophonas  wore  delivered 
Suisaost  itsaJf  to  you. 


ir  you  havo  tlo'f-y  of  u,odb,  you  f„  ^  tlv4 

l-.fo.ToJ  io  toJonhonoo,  I  s|, only  „„  ,,lM  ir  nm  ^  lw> 


trsz>'U7/t> 

November  10th.  3 

E.  T.  Greenfield,  Kcq. 

’  5  41" "Ann  fit  root,  Ciity. 

Hoar  Kir;-  ! 

The  lioaroy  of  this,  Mr.  Iliblor,  has  boon  engaged  by  us 
to  toko  charge  if  our  lino  construction ■ work  for  village  plants. 

•Hr.  HibJ or  informs  nib  that  hb  is"  acquainted  with  you.  If  you  can 
give  him  any  information  such  as  your  oxporionco  at  fiunbuvy  and 
Shbniohin  Would  suggest  to  you,  T  shall  bo  much  obliged. 

Vory’  truly  yours,' 


November  loth.  3 


Charles  T.-  hughes,  l‘'s<{. 


In  accordance  with  the-  attached  form  wo  send  you  under 
sopurato  cover  by  stinio  ml  two  blue  prints  of  I'oujihkoepsie,  «/.ne 
marked  with  a  rod  eirclo,  within  which  it  ie  dosirablo  to  obtain 
options  ori  lots,  and  the  other  shoY/r.  the  courso  oj'  our  street 
installation.  In  relation  to  the  latter,  wo  ‘wish  you  to  exnmino 
it  vory  carefully,  and  i-f  there  arc  any  obstacles  Y/hich  would' 
provent  bur  running  tho  linos  as  shuv/n  thereon,  v/o  ilosiro  you  to 
advisoiis  of  them  by  letter,  also  make  any  cuf'gostions  you  may” 
think  doHirabl  o,  Pu'-thofiaorb  if  you  -wish  to' add  to  the  dis¬ 
trict  or  cut  off  any  portion  of  .it,  v/o  desire  to  be  advised  of  tho 
foot  v/ith  accurate ' inf urination  as  to  alterations.  Wo 'pursue  this 
course  in  order  that  it  way  be  nocas'dary  for  “us  tV  iria>  e  'only  one 
oloe trical  determination,  'which  shal.l'bo  final,  as  at  tho  prosont 
tinio  v/o-  are  so  pressed  v/ith  v/ork  that  v/o  can  vory  ill  afford  to 


/nS't/-  ft* 


rtovoubor  iut'h.  3  • 

Hi  Ward  In  on  ar  cl,  lisq. 

caro  Helicon  £3ectrxc  Tl  3uminaCJ.ni!  Oo; 

Krockton,  Mass. 


Hoar  sirt- 

v/i 3 1  you  j-loaso  send  mo  an  exact  statement  of  tho 
customers  connected,  tho  nuinVor  of  lights  they  are  burning,  the  . 


amount  ol'  tlioir  bills, for  last  month.  Those  collected  and  uncol¬ 
lected.  Alev  the  amount  of  the  renamf.  oxj  -jsss-fs  of  the  station 
tor  last  month  and-jESahothor  detailed  information  that  you  can 
.  Riy'o  cc,  as  I  have  Spain,  and  again  asked  you.  “Hi at  T  desire  is 
a  dot'ailod  ctotcsMint  ar.ci  net  the  general  remarks  to  the  ofgoct 
that  everythin;:  is  running  smoothly.  •  .  \  .  \  ‘ " 


Igts-li'  <J. 


•  Novombor/17th«  -  3 

N.  C.  Yost,  Esn.  Troas. 

Edison  Electric  Illuminating  Co, 

Hazloton,  fonna. 

Dear  Sirs 7 

I  bog  to  oncloso  you  horov/ith  contract  signed  by  my-. 
•„lf  for  tho  oroction  of  .  control  station  Hoot  .«  »asloton,  Pa. , 
ana  1  havo  tho  ploasnro  to  aotnowihdSo  roooif.t  through  k  ta  of 
your  ,M»  for  51,000.  ana  tho  lift  <if  yiior  mMM  *™»  ln  ’ 

„  favor  at  ton  uy.  iinhV  for  34,171.10,  tho  latter  boing  nocoptoa 
by  you" on  the. 15th, -November . 

Hy  supo.rintondont  -loaves  hero  to-morrow  night  for  Mt. 
'Caraol,  p».,  ar.a  ir.nadtatoly  hi  B Ota  through  there,  which  v/ill,  bo 
about  Tuesday,  ho  will  .[.rocood  to  M1M.  and  start  tho  wort,  thojro 
Uoontlmo  all  our  notorial  has  boon  ordoiod,  and.  wo  will  pooh  tho' 
construction  of  tho  station  no  vigorously -as  possible. 


Very  truly  yours, 


Enclosure. 


//A3-  /A  /? 


•V.  Novorat'or  17  th,  3 

P.  B.  Shaw,  Esq. 

Williamsport,  ponna 

I)oa,r  Sir?- 

I  have  your  l'avor  of  tho  30th.  inst,  on  cl  os  In/;  tv/o  sign¬ 
ed  copies  of  tho  contract  for  tho  installation  of  a  central  sta¬ 
tion  plant  for  the  Edison  Electric  Illuminating  company  of  Hazio- 
ton,  also  'chock  of  the  Treasurer' for  531,000.  and  also  a  draft 
drawn  by  tho  Irosidont  and  accojrtod  by  tho  treasurer  for  S-t,  371.10 
payable  tho  iSUth,  of  this  month.  I  have  acknov/iadrtod  receipt  of 
same  to  tho  Troasuror  of  tho  Company, 

Vory  truly  yours, 


I  have  your  favor  of  tho  l'fith.  Inst.  anti'  note  contents 

/] 

I  vriX3  'discuss  tho  matter  tilth  >i»*.  swoot  on  his  vinitirip. 
mo  horo  in  Hsw  York.  T  have  v/ired  'fvu  this  morning  that  I  v/xl] 
soo  him  oiiy  day  that  ho  may  cail  uj/|n  mo. 

Vary  triily  yours, 


I ! 

i  j 


i\  •  . 

i  \ 

.1  \ 

I  \ 


/  293-  Ih  i  7 


■;fh  ./  '-'V'  ■  ’  ' ' 

November  lbth. .  3  • 

C,  .  John  Do  lacy  Duffy,  Ksq, 

132  Nassau  Struct,  City. 

Doar  Sir:- 

Heforring  to  your  favor  of  tho  17th,  inst.,  all  wo 
roquiro  is  men  to  make  ma)  s  to  scaio  horo  in  our  offico  from  data 
alroady  cbtainoc!  by  our  agunts  outside. 

.  Very  truly  yours. 


/SS3'//  /<j 


Kuvor.ibor  loth,  rt 

S.  U.  Eaton,  Esq.  1‘rost. 

City: 

Doar  .Sir:-  ■  ; 

v/o  have  your  favor  of  tho  loth,  inst.,  and  can  have  the 
estimates  you  rofor  to  matin  immodiatoly  v/a  3  aarn  from  Mr.  Mari,  1  o  tho 
towns  ho  rcqtiiros  canvassed. . 

Can  you  {'ivo  us  his  uddrmu;,  as  wo  wish  to  much  him 
by  tolofiraph  immediately,  in'ordor  to  /uvo  our  canvasser,  who  is 
nov/  in  Madison,  instructions  to  proeood  into  Mr.-  Markin’  s  ..territory? 
Very,  truly  yours, 

/ 


uno-fy 


Novombor  ll>th.  3 

Prank  H,  Mc.Oormick,  Rsq.l-rost., 

Y/illiomsport,  Panna, 

Hear  Sir:- 

V/ilj  you  ploaso  have  the  certificates  oi'  stock  duo  Mr. 
Edison,  under  bis  basis  of  sottlomont  with  you,  issued  in  his  name 
immodi.ately  tho  authorization  of  tho  incroasod  capital  is  off oetod. 
Of  course  IM-  tho  Company  decide  to  pay  tho  cash  instead,  v/e  shall 
bo  jjlad  to  receive  your  Treasurer’s  chock  for  tho  balance  still 
duo. 

Very-  truly  yours, 


m 3-  n :  i  n 

ovembor  loth.lUi;«. 

Gustav  Soidan,  Esq,  Supt, 

104  Goorcfc  Street,.  City. 

Doar  Sirs- 

Mr.  Hutchinson  reports  to  we  tlwt  lie  is  very  anxious  to 
Rot  some  more  so  lignt  machinos.  Will  you  ploaso  hurry  tho  orders 
you  have  for  them,  namely,  the  balance  of  the  ton  on  an  old  order 
and.  tho  ton  which  1  rocontly  ordered  from  you, 

'  We  arc  also  urgently  in  hood  of  200  and  300  light 
machinos.  .... 

T  enclose  you  horov/ith  an  order  for  ton  200  light 
machines,  and  would  urge  you  to  got  tho  r<mulaltions-^|gga«  quickly 
as  possible*  I  am  urgently  in' need  of.  at  i oast  five  of  thorn. 

Yours  truly, 

■  : 


/  W-  // 


November  lbth.  .  ltiuft, 

Oiistav  Soldan,  Esq,  Supt.' 

104  Coorck  Stroot,  city. 

Dear  Sir:- 

.  Y/ill  you  ploaso  alter  my  orilor  No, 2b,  for  ton  200  light 
dynamos,  to  fivo  200  light  dynamos,  as  I  find  that  will  bo  quite 
sufficient  for  present  purposes, 

T  enclose  you.  herewith  a  further  order  (Mo.2t>)  for  fivo 
300  lipht  dynamos. 

I  may  state  that  ovory- dynamo  ordorod  by  mo  to  built  has 
now  boon  placed.  This  remark'  applies  oqually  to  tho  orders'  somo- 
"time  previously  placed  and  thoso  sent  to-day,  including'  the  abovo, 
and  you  will  thoroforo  soo  how  no’cossary  it  is  to  push  thorn  through 
quickly. 


fours'  truly. 


SS3- 


Kcvambor  l&th.  3 

'Hie  Arinin  j{  ton  .?  fSitaa  Co.  '  '  ; 

f'rovidorico,  r.  X. 

Hoar  Sira:- 

?  >  U  frjcnpo  you  horowith  oj  ]  tbo  ]■.;.!  y,0  hflvo 

r°coctl»  rr‘“-  «****>  ntt  nlttu.  to  tfco  orajinoc  thorc. 

I  .-ocoivoo  a  ooco„fl  .dOT1  yootorooy  stating  that  .  soso rA 
ta"  *'*«  *-»>••  "Oforts  J'roi/i  w  m„  *  w  ^ 

sW»“"u  “r  >*♦  »»»«  «•  »l»™  i»  or 

thV  14lh.  inst. 

v/ixx  you  ploaso  return  this  correspondence  as  soon  as 
possible,  and  oblipo, 

Very  truly  yours, 

'  lie. 

J 

.Enclosure. 


/  frs-tt  - 


Hoforrinn  to  your  favor  of  the  1  >th.  inuc 
supply  Mr.  lord  with  tho  spo.ro  dynamos  at. tho  earliosfc  possible 


moment,  but  at  this  writing 
will  bo.  \i, 


impossible  to.  say  how 
trfcinini;  ovory  itorvo  to  turn  machines  out 
whon  I  toll  you  that  tho  -p attorns  Word'  only  complotocJ  tho  la; 


last  WOOL  you  will  ; 


that  it  will  tako  a  littlo  timo  bofoo 


wo  can  have  fh«  machines  roaiiy  to  dol^vor  to  Mr.  lord,  inasmuch  as 
wo  havo  Isolated  Company  orders  of  from  three  to  four  months 
standing',  which  take  precedence  of  everything;  else. 

Very  truly  yours, 


/.its  -H  7 


Hloctric  Tl  lumlnntinu  (!o. 


I  think  wo  oU(?‘ht  to  pay  Mr.  Parry  -a  salary  Juat.  to  covor 


his  boarding  espouses,  ■ 


1  Kii'.'iit  pay  hx.B  board  >. 


Will  you  please  lot 


you  and  wo  will  pay  ! 


P.orry,  but  whom  I  should  liko,  to  sond  out  to  a  station. to  laarn 
(M  Q-tov*  , 

tho  practical  worki®  I  v/as  thinkini!  that  you  nupht  v/bll  do  this 
xf  you  wore  to  put  him  say  undor  ooubloday  at  Kail  'lUvor... 
'Vfi'll-you  plodeo'  let  mo  know  if  you  can  mako  any  disposition  of  • 
■  his  and  all  the  oxporionco  that  her  has" 

got  hag.,  .boon  in  Goorck  Strool  for*  the  ldst  fow  months,  and  before 
ho  wont  thoro  he  r/aa  with  Messrs.  Verity*  of  Iondon,  T  funcy.ho 
was  thoit*  bookkeeper,  but  hb  has  a 'lilt  inn  for  mechanics,.  and  I 

should  yory  much  like  to  rnak'o  use  of  him  if  only^a  .^ivor  to  Mr.  . 

.  .  .......  \  ........ ...  •  ■ 

Johnson",  Of  course  if  you use  him  and  find,  out  afterwards 
■  ■  :  '  "  •  -  ^  ..  .... 

that  ho  is  of  no  uso*  wo  could  .toil  him  so. 

:  pi  base  advise  us  as  to  this  at  your  early  convenience. 


/  rsjO'/? 


l.'ovombor  Itith.  3 


Tho  Arlington  £  Sims  Co. 

Providonco,  Jt.  T. 

Dour  Xirs:- 

Roforrinp  to  your  favor  of  tho  lilth, ,  I  tolographod 
you  on. Saturday  to  send  an  engine, with  tho  same  sisso  pul] ay  as 
that  previously  sont,  to  Shamokin,  J  received  a  tel  ogram  yostor- 
day  from  Shsmokin  stating  that  tho  second  engine  had  broken  down, 
and  immediately  wired  you  t.o  sond.a  man  on  to  Rhaniukin  n-f  unco. 

T  have  wired  you  this  morning  ashing  you  to  answer  my  telegram, 
as  I  am  vory  anxious  to  know  whether  the  engine  has  boon  shif.-f.od 
and  if  the  man  has  started,  as  I  am  very  much'  afraid  that  our 
Sh amok in' plant  would  cqmo  to  a  standstill,  and  this  would  bo  vory 
disastrous.  Evory  motion t’  s  dolay  in  not  sanding  your  man  tho.ro. 

•  will  cost  us  a  groat  deal  of  money,  a3  wo  arc  only  ablp  to  run 
one  engmonow,  which  compels  us  to  reverse  the  current  through 


tho  motors  and  this  prevonts  our  getting. any  correct  motor  records. 
Very  _t r  ul-y-yo urs;- 


JFSS-II-I^ 


liovoinbor  ll/tl:,1  S 

Doar  Siir:- 

Weforrxnf  to  you'*  l’avor  of  tho  l.ith.  insr..  to  Mr.  I'M  x  son, 
hn  nov;  instructs  no  to  send  you  a  copy  of  the  questions  and  .ins,/.jrp 
but.  wishes  to  impress-  ..pon  you  that  this  is  soloJy  for  your  non. 

. M 


'■'i.  ,1.  J »nKs,  Ksi].  Kunnr-nr, 

Drochton,  liana. 

Do  sir  sir:- 

v/ill  you  j-loaso  inform  mo  if  you  think  -no  can  take  . 
our  oxcarts  away  from  Ilrocl. ton  nr:ht  away.  If  not,  what  dato 
would  suit  your  eunvonionco? 

Yours  t.rul y, 


ITT5- I/-  \9  a 


Novombor  30th.  8 


•lohn  teul 3  on,  Esq.  Trdas. 

Shainokin,  I'-onria. 

hoar  flir:- 


Wo  boc  to  draw  your  attention  to  tho  fact  that  thoro 
is  still  Kxs  a  balance  of  33,000.  duo  to  us  under  our  contract 
with  you  for  tho  eroction  of  tho  plant  at  -sh  amok  in.  It  was  tho 
understanding  of  our  lir.  Tnsull  v/hon  'in  Shainokin  last  that  tho  bal- 
anco  duo  at  that  date  should  bo  sot tied  shortly  from  tho  procoods 
of  sales  of  33,000.  of  bonds.  1  V/o  havo  only  so  far  roeoiyod  a 
romittanco  for  31,000.  on  this  account,  and  v/ould  os t coin  it  a  favor 
if  you  would  oblige  by  ponding  us  a  chock  for  33,000.  to  balance, 
so  that  y/o  can  closo  out  our  account. 

Vary  truly  yours, 


.  November  3Qt h.  - 


•  froight  broker  that.  ho. has  socurd 


V/.  T).  Rich,  Esq. 

Hush  House, 

ballofonto,  1’onna 

Dear  Sir:- 

Vfo  are  notifiod  by  t 
for  us  the  fbllov/inn  rates:-  . 

Kor  Tiffin,* Ohio,  via  the  lacfcawinna  Eafet  i.'r  eight  lino, 
first,  class,  5li  coots,  second  class.,  40  cents,  third  class,  35 
conts,  fourth  class,-  37  c-pnts.  Each  of  thsso  rates  is  subject 
to  a.  rebate  after  tho  arrival  of  goods  at  thou*  destination, as 
follows,  first  class,  0  cents,  second'  class,  4  conts,  third  class, 

3  conts,  fourth  class,  3  conts.  To  Eov/burgh,  via  the  Nov/  fork, 
West  Shore  £  Buffalo,-  first  class,.  30  conts,  second  class,  30  conts 
third-class,  10  cents,  fourth  class,  10  cents,  and  carload  lots 
are  to  be  biHod  at  7  3  conts  per  hundred  pounds,  and  anything 
loss  than  carloads,  but  not  loss  than  5000  pounds  is  to  bo  billed 
at  U  conts.  To  Mt , Carnal ,  F'onna, ,  via;  Philadelphia  ■?  Reading, 
first  class,  40  cont3,  second  class,  33  cents,  third  duns, .35 
conts  and  fourth  class,  ..i« ’cents,”  Upon  shipments  in  carloads  -  wo 
can  obtain  a  rata  of  ceh|s^or^iiupdfod  pounds,  but  on  account 


Vf.  Pros  ton  Mix,  Baq. 


November  20th.  8 


y/e  have  your  letter  of  the  17th.  inst.  in  reference 


to  the  oj.tiou  on  the  lot  chosen  for  central  station  purposes  in 
Xouisvilio  running  out  in  ton  days. 

'¥o  enclose  herewith  wap  of  Jouiovillc,  and  bop,  to  call 
your  attention  to  tho  fact  that  if  wo  con  obtain  a  lot  in  blocks 
40  U  or  -42,  which  are  marked  in  rodcload  pohcil,  it  will  reduce 
the  coot  of  tho  street  installation  by  about  $20,000.  Tho  most 
-  desirable. roint  for  this  lot  is  where  '.wo  have  made  a  star  in  rod. 
Y0U  will  eoo  that  it  v/ould  bo  economy  to  pay  a  pood  price  for  a 
"lot'  in  this  locality,  considering  1'tfio  hoavy  expenditures  which  will 
bo  avoided  by  doing  so. 

Kindly  lot*  us  hoar  from ’’you  'as  quickly  as  possible  as 


i  do  in  tho  matter,  and  oblige, 
vory  truly  yours, 


Tho  T.  A.  Kdison  Oonstn,  Dept 


)  m-n-Ao 


Movonbor  30th. 


Messrs,  Harris  Robinson, 

Tr«st  Co’s  Dull ding, 

Hartford,  Conn. 

Hoar  Sirs:-  ■  ' 

a,!°  "  ;’;,lch  Joa  ”*••««  »  or  the  iMtaUMM*. 

wo.  have  mad.;  and  the  amount  of  each  uontrarf  i. ^ 

'<a  bon  1,0  attach 

°  »“  ■ioo.ro.  Vint  n.-ot  oolauo 

-Jio»=  tho  mm  or  th„  plant,  th.  numbnr 

or  lirhta  incJudorJ  in  tl.o  Mr«  «M  M  tie  third  the  total 
amount  of  tho  contract. 

Very  truly  yours, 

Tho  t.  a.  Hdison  Constn.  hopt. 


Sponsor  Borden,  Raq.  •  . 

P.  0.  Box  3311, 

Bcoton,  Hass.  v 

Hoar  3irt- 

In  -reply  to  your  favoriof  the  10th.  inst.,  which  through 
proso  of  work  has  romainad  unanswered  until  to-day,  we  bog  to  say 
that  wo  woro  fully  aware  of  the  fact  that  v/o  had  not.  included 
sparos  in  tho  ostimatos'  for  Norwich  and  Natick-.  You  will  notico 
that- -tho  boil  or  caj  acity  nocossary.for -the  operation  of  thoso 
plants  is  02  horso  pov/or  and  wo  havo  supplied  in  oach  c.aao  a  14^2  x 
13  online  to  do  tho  work.  Uy  roforonco  to  tho ' tabulated  formula" 
of  indicstod  horso  powor  at  difforoht  initial'  pressures  of  steam 
in  tho  ArminRton  &  Sims  catalogue,  you  will ''find  that  at  350 
rovolutions  per  minute  .tho  maximum  capacity  of  tho  ont'inos  abovo 
rqforrod  to  is  202.3  horse  power  with  100  lbs,  proesuro.  .  ‘ 

In  practico  wo  usually  employ  about  120  .l  bs.  pressure,  and,  in 
order  ‘to  satisfactorily  end  efficiently  operate  a  plant  of  tho 
aizo  of  tho  ono  iri  question,  tho"  speed  of  this  engine  hood  hot. 
go  o*  .250.  On  this  account' therd  is  so  much  margin  loft  that  wo 
consider  it  unnecessary  to  furnish  a  spare  engine. 


in  relation  to  tho  aynamjts,  tho  machinos  which  wo  propose 


supplying,  .aro  of  the  typo  known  as  tho  "Y*  machinos,  and  thbir 


maximum  capacity  is  507  lights..  By  this  you  will  soo  that  the 
"actual  capacity  of  oach  of  theso' plants  is  1,1.14  lamps,  instead 


tho  unit  wo  employ,  name]/,  1,000.  In  tho  caso  of  Norwich  tho 


conductors  aro  calculated  to  carry" l',ilOv lights, 


shown 


ostimato,  and  in  tho  caso  of  hatici  th'oy  havo  boon  calculated  at 


1,000  lights.  In  oach  of  those  jnstancos  tho  numbor  of  lights 
ombracod  by  our  street  installation  is  tho  maximum  number  that  can 
possibly  bo  burning  at  any  one  time.  In  order  to  tax  those  con- 

I.  •  "ductors  to"  thoir  fullest  oxterit’ it  would  be  necessary  that  .e/eiry 
light” in  ovbry  building  in  the  whol o-i^^^^^^fcovored  by  thorn 
should' be  lit-  end  this  is  ah  event  which  will  "never  take  place.. 

In  rol stion  to  our.  proposed  buildings  for  control  sta¬ 
tion  purposes,  if  at  any  time  it  is  desirable -to  mcroase  the 
capacity  of  tho  plant  it  can  be" done  by  making  additions  to  the 
buil'dinns,  but  inasmuch  as  our  oxpononco  has  proved  to  us  that 
'largo  and  oxponsivo  buildings  {oxpensivo  m  comparison  to  tho  si/.o 
"'of  tho  plant)  are  derogatory  to  tho  accoptanco  of  our  ostlmatos, 
"wo  considered  it  advisable  in  oach  of  those  cases  to  dosign' a 
building  just  sufficiently  largo  and  convoniont  for  tho  'writing 


Cof  the  plants  y/o  proposod.to  install  at  Norwich  and,  Natick-, 


If  in.oithor  caso  tho  local  poople,  with. whom  wo  havo  tol 


dosiro  a  larger  building  broctod,  wocwill  furnish  plans  and  osti- 


Vrusting  that  this  explanation' wiil 'satisfy  you  on  tho 


/F$3-lb  <30 


ovombor  ;.-!Oth. 


r>f  oncer  lfordon,  Esq. 

•  Boston,  Pass. 

Dear  Sir:- 

v to  bop  to  .return  horov/ith  lotter  and  sketch  'addressed 
to  !«>r.  HodRkinson  by  ten  D.  S.  bates. 

In  comir.er.tiRC  upon  the  same,  .we  v/oul  d  say  that  it  is 
impossible  for  us  to  prepare  such  a  map  as  we  can  estimate  from 
unless  y/o  have  a  chart  driv:/p-  to  scale.  V/b  should  like  to  obtain, 
a  chart  of  Webster  such  as  vre  havo  described,  but  wo  do  not  fool 
•that  y/o  can  p.o  to  the  ox)  onso  of  havinij  a  survey  made  of  tho  town 
'in  ordor  to  obtain  it.  As  a  porioral  thiiiR  in  places  of  this 
sixo  thoro  is  a  city  onyinoor^  arid'  froiii  .this' pontlentan  v/c  obtain 
tho  chart  v/b  roquirn at  a  cost  which  has  nbvor  yet  oxeoodod  &d3. , 
even  in  placos  of  tho  sizo  of  "Kansas  City.  '  >/o  shall  be  pi  ad  if 
you  can  sugpost  any  way  in  which  wo  cull  obtain  tho  maps  y/o  havo 
‘asked  you'for,  and  trust  that  you  will  favor  us  with  an  oarly 
'  rosponso  to  this  lotter,  . 

•  Vory  truly  yours, 

Tho  Edison.  C<.nstn.  Oopt. 


1 81 '3’H-  *2° 


•  November  JOth.  3 

My  Hew  Mr.  Waterhouse:- 

j  loavo  hero  for  Iondon  on  the  13  th. 
Docbmbor,  and  shall  bo  pled  if  you  will  kindly  cable  if  there  are 
any  mat  tors  requiring  Mr.  Edison*  s(^dj^Wl%a^\attontion  prior  to  my 
departure,  so  that  1  can  sot  them  all  m  shape  before  I  loave. 

I  thought  possibly  there  might  be  some  documents  in  connection 
with  the  amalgamation  scheme  requiring  his  signature,  and  it  would 
be  nocoscary  for  mo-  to  arrange  to  have  them  fixed  up  on  their 
arrival  hero  boforo  I  l.oavo,  othorv/ise  they  v/ouid,  in  all  proba¬ 
bility,  have  to  remain  over  until  my  return. the  ondof  January.. 

.While  in  Iondon  1  hopo  to  do  myself  tho  very  groat 
ploaauro  of  calling  on  you,  and  will  thoii  give, you  somo  idoa  of 
the  progress  of  our  lighting  business  xn  this  country. 

•  T  remain,  My  Dear  Mr.  Watbrhousb, 

Very  faithful  1  y  yours , 

-  -  .. 


/S>?3f/p~J*o 


K'oasrs’.  Arminiituii  4  Sims, 

hrovidonco,  R.  I. 


Hoar  .Sirs:-  . 

When  you  nro  making  shipment  of 
p3  oaso  forward  thorn  by  tiro  How  York  &  How  ui 
via  havo  a  special  rate  on  that  lino  which  v/o 


Vory  truly  yours 
A.  Edison  Jonotn. 


November  .20th, 


our  Nov/burph  engines, 
gland  Railroad,  as 
dosiro  to  take  advan- 

.  Dopt, 


viovorabnr  iJOth, 


V/.  s.  Andrews,  F.sq . 

care  Edison  Kloctric  II lur/i^nating  Co, 

Jawreneo,  S'as's. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Vfo  havo  your  letter  of  the  i'5th.  lust., ,  and  have  ordered 

the  Material  you  required. . 

In  relation  to  the  3 argd  copper  wire  ,4i  inches  diamotor, 
m  find  that  tho  An  sonia  .pooplo  cannot  supply  this  for  about  throe 
week's,’  Wo  aro  trying  to  pot  it' olsov/horo,  but  at  .this  writing 
cannot  toll  how  successful  v/o  way  bo. 

’  Tn  order  to  avoid  a  rapiti.tion  of  tho  delay  which  may 
taka  placo  in  furnishing  yo..  with  this  inatorial,  wo  would  suggost 
that  you  sondbus  a  statement  of1  wire  and  other "material  for  insido 
work  such  as  you  think  it  would  be  advisable  for  us  to  carry  in  ■ 
stock.  ileaso  lot  us  havo 'this  as  early  as  possible,  so  tliat 
there  may  be  no  delay  when,  inn tonal •  is  required  for  tho  balance 
of  tho  installations  now  in  hand. 

Very  truly  youfrs, 

Tho  T.  A.  Edison  Cohstn.  Dept. 


iiovomlior  30th.  3 

S.  Amirovs,  Rcq. 

I-fwronco,  Maas. 

Do ar  Sir!- 

V/o  bop,  to  one  lose  bovowith  Map  of  tho  district  of 
ho]  lofout.o,  together  with  plan  of  the  central  station  v/hich  wo 
propose)  oroctinfj.  at  that  point,  and  wish  you  to  send  us  information 
at  tho  oarliost  possible  moment  in  relation  to  what  oloctncol 
material  v/e  */il  1  require  for'  tiio  insnio  of  'same, 

Very  truly  yours, 

Thos.  X.  Rd i son /Cons tn.  !)opt,. 

C^ij,  7, 


November  iilst, 


V7.  I).  Hi  eh,  Ksq, 

hush  house, 

Hell  of onto,  '  I  onna. 


Referring  to  your  arrangements  with  us  as  Superintendent 
or  Construe tioi:,  we  bog  to  advise  you  that  we  have  'credited  your 
account  with  the  ar.sount  of  S500,  on  account  of  the  remuneration  to 
bo  i- aid  you  outside  of  salary. 

Please  advise  us  what  disposition  you  wish  made  of  samo, 

■  Very  truly  yours,- 
Thus.  A,  lid i son  Oonstn.  Dept. 


ziti-  ii-*/. 

November  23  st.  3 

Colonol  (ioddard, 

City. 

My  Doar  Colono3  'Goddard 

V/liat  ovoning  can  you  spar  a  to  ro  into  tho 
quostion  or  bookkeeping  for  our  local  illuminating  companies,  ■ 
which  you  so^ promised  to  del  sometime  back?  What  1  .would  like  to 
do  would' be' to  arrange  a  mooting  with  yourself,"  Hutchinson,  Tate 
and  mysolf,  and  I  have  no  doubt  that  if  you  can  mako  an  appoint¬ 
ment  that  tho  remainder  of  us‘  can  accoinodato  ourselves  to  your 
time;"'/  " 

Very  truly  yours, 


/ff3- 


Messrs,  Halo  ®  Wolcott, 

fUJ  Court  St  root, 


Roar  Sira:- 


ficferrinn  to  the  eorreEpor.cler.ee  you  have  had  with 
Mr.  lov/roy  with  relation  to  tho  suit  Welch  vs  lid i son,  I  beg  to 
state, that  I  have  boon  trying  to  got  at  tho  -whereabouts  of  Vr. 
Milton  Adams.  T  now  learn  that  he  is  in  tho  City  of  Mexico  and 
will  return  to  Europe  via  Now  York.  I  shall  hopo  to  advise  you 
early  of  his  return,  so  as  to  ohablo.  tho  necessary  examination  of 
him  to  toko  placo  in  Nov;  York, 

Very  truly  yours, 


I  U3-  //'  <2/ 


Oliver  K.  I.ynan,  Esq. 

•;  45  William  Stroot,  City. 

Dear  iiir:- 

Roforrinp  to  your  favor  of  tho  15th.  in3t,,  I  bop  to 
stato  that  1  have  not  written  any  .paper  oh  Underground  Tolographi. 
'  Systems.  :  Thor a  as  no  reason  whotovor,  oxcept  on  tho  3coro  of 
"  oxponoo,  why  all  wiros  oporatinff  oloctricai  apparatus  should  not 
bo  underground, 

’ Vory'  truly  yours,  . 


£ 


/Si'3>-  U  -  / 


Novorobor  2] at.  3 


Cwnpopnie  Continental©  Edison, 

Pans,  Franco, 

Dear  Sirs;- 

Roforrint?  to  your  favor  of  the  25th,  October,  7  under¬ 
stand  that  tho  paj.ors  in  the  Austrian  suit  havo  boon  sent  forward' 
to  you  sometime*  back . 

Very  truly  yours, 


J 


If  53- U' 2! 


_  Mwveuibar  21  si.  a 

W,  S-.  Andrews,  Esq. 

Jawronco,  Mass. 

!)oa'‘  Sir:- 

Yours  of  the  30th.  inst.  to. hand. 

Wo  yesterday  ordered  to  be  shipped  to  you  some  marina 
p I'd 6  from  the  Contra!  Station. 

'/  cannot  say  at  this  moment  ;/ho:i  Sonant  .v/xll  po  to 
lav/ronce.  I  a:!  trying  to  pet  Leonard  from  -Brock ton  to  go  there, 
but  I  do  not  know,  however,-  whether  they  can  spare  him  from 
Brockton  yut, 

Vory  truly  yours, 

.Thoa.  A.  iidisoh  oonstn,  Do  it. 

"T  '  M 


/  ?rz> 


Novombor  Ml  at , 

Tlio  Arlington  Sima  Co. 

Hrovidonco,  H,I, 

hear  Sirs:- 

Roforring  to.  your  bill-  of  tho  <SOth,  inst'.  for  ono  No. 
32,  n  *  10  engino,  1  bog  to  notify  you  that  wo  do  not  propose 
at  presont  to  placo  tho  amount  of.  tho  bill  in  question  to  yo'.»r 
credit,  .inasmuch  as  no  ara  not  at  all  satisfied  that  tho.  trouble 
with  tho  .onpigos  at  Sh  amok  in  is  tho  fault  of  our  people  there. 

If  tho  causo  of  .tho  failure  of  tho  engine  is  owing  to  the  Paul t  i 
tho  engine  itself,  wo  shall  not  expect  to  pay  for  a  new  engine 
being  sont  to  Shuinokin.  ’  l  ending  the  sottiomisnt  of  this  matter  w 
will  hold  tho  bill. 

Very  truly  yours, 

-  .  .  x  ■ 


/  S F3-l/‘ 


November  iilst.  . 


V/,  S.  Anclrov/ii,  Kcq. 

J  avn-oneo,  Mass. 

Doar  Sir:—  ' 

ttoforrinjj  to  your  favor  of  tho  luth.  *nst. 
ROinu  to  have  i-rov/or  tost  the  sulpahot  of  zinc  such  an 
lawronco.  V/o  may  remark  that  v/o  ordorod  exactly  tho  •. 
that  used  by  tho  Hdison  Kloctrie  Illuminating  Company1 ; 
station. 


Vory  truly  yours, 
l’hos.  A.  Kdi'3on  Obnstn,  Ddpt. 


Jgts  '//'■»  i 


Novombor  :rflst,  3 

'■/.  S.  Andrews,  Esq. 

1  awvonco,  :uss.  . 

T  have  your  favor  of  tho  idf.th.  inst.  as  to  short 
postage  on  tho  n iap  sent  you.  I  fool  vory  much  annoyed  that  such 
a  blunder  should  havo  occurred  in  my  office.  Under  separate 
covor  tho  naps  havo  boon  forwarded  to  you  to-day. 

1  havo  v/riston  lorry  to-day  stating  that  we  will  pay  him 
S13.  j: or.  wool:  and  his  travelling  expenses  when  ordorod  from  ono 
town  to  another.  T  think  this  will  please  him -to  start  on. 

Tho  gent  Ionian  ,  whom  t  propose  to  send  to  Kail  rivor, 
will  loavo  hero  immediately  wo  have  a  telograin  from  you  on  tho  • 
subject . 

Vory  truly  yours, 

Thus.  A.  Edison  Constn.  Dept. 

I!y 


)<ZS2rlJ'£f 

i  ' 

Novembor  21st ,  3 


Ma.jor  Flood  lapo,  (ionoral  Manugor,- 

••.••Edison’s  Indian  S  Colonial  Electric  Co, 
4  &  0  Throgmorton  Avenue, 

London,  E,  0.  England, 


Dear  Sir:- 

Your  favor  'of  tho  17th,  Soj-.tombor  came  duly  to  hand. 

I  havo  boon  unablo  up  to  this  writing  to  send  you  tho 
prices  of  our  machines  in  consequence  of  the  models  not  having 
boon  tumod  out  until  auito  recently,  I  now  sond  you  tabulated 
stfatomont  which  will  show  ydu  the  "prieos,  spood, .  size  «c.  of  tho 
various  machines  wo  are  now  building.  It  is  very  difficul  t  to. got - 
•up  a  soEipl o  installation  such  as  you  ask  for,  and  I  think  you 
would  do  better,  to  draw  on  the  experience-  of  tho  london  Company 
in.thic  connection. 

Very  truly  yours, 


//< r  3  -  // ' 


November  aim.  ;< 

A,  Stuart,  F.sq,  Socty. 

Cincinnati,  •  Ohio. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Your  various  letters  as  to  Tiffin  have  duly  coinu  to 

hand. 


Vo  have  delayed  sondinR  a  wiroraan  to  Tiffin  in  ordor  to 
try  y  nil  oursoivos  «  «  oh.apor  for.  or'  «r»n»,  which  „  huy„ 
not  boon  «i.  to  «,  U|.  to  than  „riUn0  os  it  1ms  not  boon  scoopto.i 
by  the '  boor'll  of  Ito  Undor.ritors.  „  have,  hooovoV,  the  natter 
nnior  ifinimmt  and  pro.nlso  to  consider  it  and  either  refuse  or  ' 
oooopt  our  non  form  of  »r,.  Bonntlnm  wo  hay,  decided  to  send 
our  wirocian  to  Tiffin,  «,  hope  to  bo  able  to  dospotol,  him  in  tho 


course  of  about  throe  days. 


H o  Must  com  oss  that  wo  thin);  you 


afe  an  undue  haste  to  net  the  housosxixxHK.  wired  in  Tiffin,  and 

,‘Ht'C^a^vw.oy ...... 

v/e  I  ail  .to  soo  tha  for:  your  oxtromo  anxiety- in  rnlataon 

to  tho  , natter.  our  wort  at  KrrVS'wili  not  bo  intorforod  with  by 


tho  frost. 


Thos. 

By 


Very  truly  yoiirs, 

A,  Kdison  "oonstn.  Dopt, 


:  November  22i 


Socioto  l)»  Aj  paroillape  Eloctriquo,  v- 

13  Boulevard  du  Theatre, 

Cenove,  Switzerland,  , 

Dear, Sirs:  - 

Wo  have  your  favor  of  the  lath.  October. 

V/o  hope  to  sand  you  in  the  courso  of  a  week  or  so 
drawings  of  our  25,  50,  200  and  200  light  dynamos. 

Y/o  sond  you  horowith  statement  of  tho  speed  and  sizo  of 
pulley. of  oach  of  our  machines  v/o  aro  now  building,  together  with 
pneos  .a.t  .which  we  are  prepared  to.  'ship  them  y.o.fc.  New  York  City. 
Y/e  ore  prepared  to  take  any  orders  from  you  and  construct  machines 
and  undertake  to  ship  same  about  twenty  (20)  or  thirty  (30)  days 
after  receipt  of  order.  If  your  orders  aro  small  it  is  highly 

probable  that  we  would  bo  able  to  shipr-t^fc^j^i^s^-  receipt  of 
ordor;  The  reason  that  tho  catalogue  of  the  Edison  Company  for 
Isolated  lighting  contains  so  little  about  dynamos  is  that  it  was 
issuod  at  a  timo  v/hon  my  experiments  in  changing  over  our  machines 
rendered  it  impossiblo  for  tho  isolatod  Company  to  got  at  suffic¬ 
ient  data  to  onablo  thorn  to  give  propor  information  about  the 


/m-  " 


The- Electric  Tube  Company  doos  not  publish,  any  catalogue 
will,  .hoV/ovor,  obtain  from  thorn,  a  pricolist  and  forward  tot,  to 
you  in  tho  courso  ol'  a  day  or  so. 

•  The  other  inquiries  coritaihod  iri  your  lottor  shall 

rocoivo  my  attention  within  the  noxt  woo);,  and  f  will  endeavor  to 
answer  you  fully  in  rel  ation  .thereto.. 

Very  truly  yours, 

. . 

-  \  .  -  r  -  ■ 


/  3  -  th  &  t 


November /21st  i  3 


P.  3,  Shaw,  Esq. 

'.'/illiainsport,  I’onna. 

Dear  Sir:- 


I  ai<;  in  receipt  of  /our  favor  of  the* lbtlw  inat, 
covering  contract  botv/oou  myself  auU  tliu  liollefunto  Company  for  thb 
installation  of  an 'oioctric  light  plant  in  liollefunto.  .1  have- 
also  tho  draft  of  r.ho  Presidont  drawn  in.  my  favor  on  tho  Secretary 
of  the  Company,.  T  cannot  act -on'  this  'mdt'tur  until  I  get  a  copy 
of  tho  estimate  as  amended.  immediately  I  net  tins  T  will 
communicate  with  tho  Hombor^,of  the  ’liollofonto  Company  m  rolation 
t0..tho  matter.  Moantimo  ourbworfc  will  bo  pushed  ahead,  I  am 
expoctirir*  that  Mr.  Rich  will  bo  in  Hbllofonte  oithor  to-morrow  or 
the  noxt  day.  . .  .  ,  - 


Very  truly  yours, 


/rrs  ■=5/ 


• -November.  21st,  3 

Socioto  l>’ Apparnillago  Rlocjrriquo  j  t 

8  Boulevard  du  Theatre,  • 

Oonovo,  Switzerland. 

boar  kxrs:- 


Rof erring  to  your  favor  of  the  lUth.  October,  I  bog  " 
to  s'tato  that  tho  contract  with  Messrs,  Siomons  f!  Halsko  refers 
alono  to  Oormony,  In  is  made  betv/oon  tho  Sociote  Klectrinuo 
Edison  of  Paris  and  a  liorlxn  Syndicate.  J  cannot  undorstand  huw 
Messrs.  Sx omens  *  tlalsko  can  intorfiBo'pdtfith  your  business,  as  thoy 

have  no  rights  what over  outsido  of  Germany,  T  am  now  in  course  of 
"  ..  .  ..  .  a 

"  negotiation  with  my  Pari3  Company  with  a  viow  to  getting  bottor 

protection  of  our  mutual  intorosts  in  Switzerland.  Tho  .competi¬ 
tion  which  tho  Paris  Company,  have  entered  into  against  yo..r  Com¬ 
pany’ a .  sales  is  ontxroly  unauthorized  by  mo,  and  I  am  doing  all - 
that  i‘a  ii.j  my  power  to  prevent  tho  same. 

Very  truly  yours,  .  ' 


1 2  f3'llr*l 


Kovorabor  21st.  3 


0.  w.  Wilbor,  Esq. 

Hotel  Woirtmoiator,  ; 

Atlanta,  Oa. 

Hoar  Sir:- 

\1o  have  your  favor  of  the  37th.  inst.. 


wo- cannot  stato  exactly  whore  you  wil-3  go  after  you  get 
'through  at  Atlanta,  but  will  lot  you  know  as  soon  as  possiblo 

Many  thanks  Tor  your  kind  wishos  in  connoction  with  a/ 
trip  to.  Europe,  but  1  shall  bo  bore  for  two  or  three  wool: a  yet. 

'  Very'  truly  ybura. 


/7t3- 


KbVQSibor  .11  at , 


■a.  S.  Andrgv/s,  iiSM* 

caro  LCdison  HJootrie  Illuminating  Co, 

I  ar/ronco,  Mass, 

v/o  bon  to  no.tify  you  that  from  this  dato  you  will  bo 
crodi tod  with  a  salary  at  the  rato  of  So.  )-or  day,  inctoad  of 
34.no  ns  heretofore. 

vory  truly  yours, 

Thos.  A.  Rill  son  Oonstn,  r><'j.t. 


Novomber  31st ,  a 


Vi.  S,  &idrowa,  Esq. 

cnro  Edison  Electric  Illuminating  Co. 

Jawronco,  Maas. 

Dear  Sir:-  ’  • 

Ov/ini*  to  tho  rapid  growth  of  our  business  and  the 
possibility  of  our  having  quite  a  large  electrical  staff,  we  find  i 
it  necessary  to  place  someone  in  control  of  tho  electrical  part  of 
our  central  station  v/ori..  Wo  have  decidod  to  give  you  control  of 
all  oloctrical -work  in  our  stations  and  of  tho  men  ongagodin  such 
work,  v/hothor  in  fitting  up  stations  or  in  running  same  after"^ 
has  boon  startod,  V/o  shall  pursue  the  soma  courso  -v/ith  rolat.ion 
to  the.  interior  of  the  station  as  that. followed  fur  some  time  , 
past,  namely,  we  shall  look -to  you  to  communicato  to  us  whatsis 
desirable  each  station  should  contain  olootrically,  and  also  hov/ 
tho  instruments  *!c,  shall  bo  arranged. 

It  woulU  soom  to  us  dosirablc  that  you  should  not  s^end 
all  your  tlmo  in  one  place,  but  you  should  make  such  disposition’ 
of  your  mon  as  to  enable  you  to  go  from  place  to  place  and  keep'' a 
proper  oversight  of  the' v/ork. 

Mr.  Rich,  as  Superintendent  of  Construction,  is  now'  - 
bjjildinp  Pall  River,  Mt.Carmei,  ilolioi'orito,  Hazleton,  Tiffin  and 


KowLuriih  r- tat  ions.  Tcunod iatel  y  those  stations 


in  condition  to 


havo  the  ol-eetrical  part  of  the  work  done  it  will  bo  nocessury  for 


you  to  start  sumo.  You  should  also  bo  on  hand  to  start  tho  sta¬ 


tions  whon.we  aro  ready  to  light”  up, 


follows,'  Hr.  tionant,  Mr.  J)oub- 


At  present 


staff 


loday,--Mr.  I-oonard,  Hr.  Oakloy  and,  as  my  last  iottor  indicates 


you;  Mr.  Perry,  Those  I'ontlomon  v/ill  bo  under  your  direct: 


shall  look  to  you  to  stato  exactly  v/hut  disposition  should  bo 


mado  of  them 


Wo  think  it  would  bo  v/oll,  immediately  you  have  started 


Kail  .-River,  for  you  to  ropair 'to’ Now  York  and  consult  with  us 


.relation  to  tho  mat tors  contained. in  this’  lettor. 


Of  course  wo  shall  -look’  to  you  t< 


that  your  stuff 


rks  in  unison  with  Hr.  !Ueh, 


Very  truly  y,o; 


A,  Edison  Constn, 


My  Roar  liatcholors- 


Ycur  raver  or  tho  4th.  came  to  hand  this 


Edison  station  that  ho  thinks  vory  well  of  tho  idoa  of 
1000  light  v/iro  wound  arrnaturo. 


1,0  ,uw0  now  90nt  raodols  of  tho  and  .00  light  maehinos 
to  Romany.  This  will  give  thorn  models  for  tho  aj,'  00,  100  and 
■too  IMt  machines,  I  propose  eaMin,;  ana  asking  thorn  nhothor 
•  thoy  want  model  a00'  and  300  light  maehinos. 


Wo  word  all  dolightod  to  hoar  that  you  thought  of  coming 
homo.  My  lottor  of  about  two  wools  back  will  havo  given  you" full 
■’"information  as  to  what  wo  aro  doing  hero.  - 

.  I  could  doubtless  sell  your  Isolated  staoek'  at  par, 

JW  am  inclined  to  cable  you  asking  whether’ It  is  necessary  to  do 
this  in  view  of  Edison* s  authorization  to  draw. on' him  for  $1,000. 

I  do  not  understand  now  whether  you'  wanted  $1,000.  or  $10  '000; 
hop's  it  ■"■i#-. tho  former,  as  money  ir.  the  latter  amount  is  very 


'^carc^hore  about  si"  ~  X  do  not  anticipate  tha^I  can  get  moro  than 
par.  for  Isolated  stock,  it  is  nominally  quoted  at  120  to  lflO,  but 
strictly  on  tiro  nous  I  may  state  that  it  is  a  question  whether  the 
: "I ablated  Company  will  pay  thoir  dividend  tliis  year,  bocauso  their 
'  oxy/bnso3  aro  something  torriblo,  and  it  look's  vory  much  as'  if  it 
is  the  old  tale  of  bail  management S 

vie  have  not  yot  boon  able,  to  get  a  man  to  run  tho  Arm- 
ington'and  Portor  engines,  but  as  soon  os  we  do  30  will  send. him 
forward. 

Vory  truly  yours, 


November  23  st. 


M.  C.  Bolknap,  !23q.  l’roas. 

Edison  Electric  Illuminating  Co, 

Highland  national  Hank, 

Nov/burgh,  N.  Y, 

Boar  Sir:-  j,  Lt^.r-rf' 

v/a  bog  to  acknowledge  rocoiptqi|rtho  19th.  inst.  covering 
draft  for  30,500.,  being  twenty  five  por  cont  due  tie  under  tho 
torms  of.  contract  dated  October '29th.  1HH3. 

My  onginoor  will  bo  in  Nowburgh  to-day  to  consult  with 
tho  buildor3  in  rolation  to  tho  building.  Wo  aro  pushing  our 
stroot  mains  a3  quickly  as  possiblo,  and .will  commonco  shipping 
sama  ffiyaotiao  this  v/o-ik ,  and  I'  am  in  hopoo  that  our  mon  will  bo  in 
Mowburgh  to  lay  tho  mains  so'motira'o  next  wdoj;,-  ' 

Inr.iodiatoly  your  building  is  woll  undor  v/ay  wo  can  push 
'  uiiir  work'  very  quickly,  .as  wo  have  tho  motoriol  ordorod,  and  uro 
simply  waiting  tho  finishing  .or  tho  building. 

Vary  truly  yours, 


H 


/Fi ’3-//  '  -P  / 


fioveinbor  21st.  3 

Boorgo  P.  miss,  Esq.  (tenoral  ?upt. 

Chicago,  Tils. 

Boar  Rir:- 

Again  referring  to  your 'favor  or  tho  14th.  last.,  I  bop 
to  Rive  you  below  copy  of  the  memorandum  roeoivod  from  E.  h, 
Johnson  in  relation  to  t]io  trouble  you  complain  of  with  the  Auto¬ 
matic  regulators:-  ' 

“I  prosumo  this  is  duo  to  tho  incroasod  resistance  of  tho  ' 
magnet  coil  ,/hon  heated.  The  "remedy  that  occurs  to  me  is  to 
occasionally  ro-ad.-Just  tho  spring,  I  hnvo  not  noticed  any  such 
action  in  our  own." 

Very' truly  yours, 

. 

"  i  :  - 


/<r/3 -//-=»/, 


November '21st,  a 


A,  A,  Cov/loo,  Esq.  Sooty. 

30  Cliff  St root,  City. 

Osar  Kir:— 

I  have  your  favor  of  the  19th.  November,  and  have  the 
pleasure  to  oricloso  you  hordv/ith  assignment  of  twelve  and  one  half 
per  cont  of  my  stnunemout  v/ith  tho  Edison  Electric  Illuminating 
Company  of  Pollofonto,  l-'onna,  T  also  enclose  you  copy  of  tho 
agreement  referred  to  for  your  files. 

You  omitted  to  send  me  the  formal  order  for  the  wire, 
which  heretofore  T  have  boor;  in  the  habit  of  executing. 

.Very  truly  yours, 


Enel osuro, 


/<r<P3-//'cs  / 


IS.  Ci.olio,  Esq, 

Post  Office, 

Grand  Haven,  Mich. 


After  you  gut  through  at  Madison,  Win.  ploaso  canvass 
Grand  liavotf,  wiles,  battle  Creel;  and  Vpsilanti,  all  in  Michigan.’ 
Itvv/ould  be  as  wall  for  you  to  communicate  with  Mr.  John  15.  Marhlo, 
I .  o.  box  o7,  botroit,  Kicli,','  aVit  is  for  Ins  account  that  v/o 
are  makintf  the  canvasses. 

ML 

they.,  named. 


Please  canvass  those 


i  the  order 


Very  ti’uly  your  a, 


■■/W3  •//' J/ 


November  21s 


V/.  “H,  Dwelloy,  Jr.  Esq.  Trees, 

Edison  Electric  1110.  Co, 

Poll  River,  Hass, 

Pear  Sir:- 

,  Your  letters,  and  tel  or rams  as  to  sonding  Oroonfield  on 
to  l'ail.  River  came  duly  to  hand,  and  wo  wired  you  last  night  that 
Pit oh-  would  loavo  this  evening  with  one  man  and  suggesting  that 
you  had  bettor  look  up  othor  raon  in  tho  moantimo.  Of  course  the 
shorter  _tho  time  that  you  hoop  Mr.  Pitch  in  Fall  River,  tho  loss 
will  bo -the  expense. to  yo.ursolf,  I  do  not  know  exactly  what  you 

will 'have  to  pay  for  his  services,  but  I  prosumo  it  will  bo  a 

: .  v  . 

small  amount  ordinary  wagos  and  bgard.  However,  I  shall 
chargo. you  whatever  Greenfield  charges  mo, 

1  am  strongly  of  the  opinion  that  your  company  should' 
havo  nothing  to  do  with  tho  wi ring,  that  is  so  far  as  the  eonsumors 
are  conc^^d.  You  know  my  views  fully  .on  this  subject,  and  I 
will.thproforo  not  trouble  you  individually. 

•Very  truly  yours, 

constn,  Dopt.  . ' 

'  uy 


/ff3-  H  •£  £*- 


Movombor  33nd.  3 

I  nul  i).  Dyer,  Ksq. 

101  Ourondelot  St root,  . 

Wow  Orleans,  la.' 

Hoar  Rir;- 

I  enclose  you  herewith  information  as  to  part  of  the 
territory  that  it  is  . desired  should  bo  canvassed  in  ,,ow  Orloans. 

Of  cours^^u  will  canvass  considerably  outside,  of  tho  area  namod. 

— - - ...  Yours  truly,- 


November  AAnd,  3 

II,  M,  i'tooubl  odoy,  Esq. 

car©  lid  1  son  Bloctrie  Ill*?.  Co.  - 
lawronco,  Mass. 

Door  Sir:-  , 

I  sond  you  horovnth  a  boo];  of  questions  anti  answers, 
and  would  drav/  your  attention  to  t.jig.  fact  that  it  is  marked  for 
privato  uso  only.  you  must  not.  show  this  bo.  h  to  anybody  whatever 
without  tlio  permission  of  this  offiod.  T  a] so  roturn  you  your 
answers,  on  Y/hich  you  will  notice  a  f.ow  remarks  by  Mr  Edison. 
l,lo  says  that  the  answers  arc  very,  qood,  and  that  you  can  post  up 
with ■ tho  further  assistance  of* the  book  sunt  you  to-day,  and  Mr 
Andrews.  P] oase  return  your  answers  when  you  havo  looked  over 
Ur.  Edison*  s  remarks.  ' 

'/ory  Truly  Yours, 

Thoa.  A.  Edison  Constn.  Dept. 


Wo  have  your  favor  of  the  lath,  inst;  ", 

Wo  were  unable  to  answer  It  by  return  mall'  as  the  writer 
was  out  .of  town.  You  will  find  in  the  Danbury  ostimato  undor  tho 
hood  of  “Starting  Station*'  250  "idmps'afb  put" 'in  at  sixty  cents 
each,  but  since  tho  estimate  was  made  the  price  has  boon  rodiicod 
to  fifty  cents.  The  customers  do  not  pay  for  tho  lamps.  They 
are  paid  for  by  tho'  Company,  Just  tho  samo  us  tho  Company  would  pof 
fbrncoal  in  tho  running  oxponsos.  In  fact  lamps  aro  part  of  the 
running  oxponsos.  Tho  local  company  will  havo  to  pay  fifty  cents 
for  tho  lamps,  which  is  tlio  sunio  price  as  tho  Lamp  l-'actory  soils’"*’ 

'them  to  '-all 'its  cuptomors,  ~  The  lamps  you  rof  or  to  aro  tho  sixtoon 
candle  lamps,  and  those  are' sold "tA  forty  cents.  Our  lamps  will 
average  upwards  of  000  hours  lifo^  but  no  absolute "guarantee  is 
given., as.' tv  this.  As  a  matter  of  fact  they  average  considerably 
moro  than  000  hours,  and  wo  sot  this  time  of  burning  in  order  ^t_o  bo  j 

within  tho  marl.,  . 1 

'  Wo  sent  you  yesterday  all.  the  information  wo  have  bbouT^1  • 

Brockton.-  ......  , 

T  ;r""V  •  ‘  '  ■' 


w  5-n-. 2  1 


/ 


/ 


.  Thb  Newburgh  Coiripany  was  formed  sometime  ago  and  the 
plant  is':" now  being  erected.  Y/ithinnthci  last,  week  we  havo  closed 
Contracts  for  Bollel'onto,  Ponna.  U00  lights,  Mt.Carmol,  Ponna,  500 
-  iights,- Hazleton,  Ponna.' T, 000  lightis,  arid  theso  plants  aro  now 
boing  orocted.  -  Besides  thbse'wb  aro  "running,  a  plant  at  Tiffin 
Ohio  for  1,000  lights.  Wo  have -in  all  six  central  stations  now- 
in  the  course  of  construe tionpbesidos  Sunbury,  Shamokin,  Lawrence 
"  and  Brockton,  which  have  boon  running  some  considerable  timo  now. 

'  Vory  truly  yours,  . 

. "  Thus.  A,  Edison- Constn,  Dopt.  -  . 

By  ;  ' 


/StS'tt'i  a 


•  November  <52 nd. 

Charles  T.  Hughes,  lisq', 

Morgan.  House, 

PouRhfcoopsio,  M,  Y. 

Kriond  Hughos:- 

Again  referring  to  your  favor  of  tho  13th,  inst,, 
.Hr.  Edison  says  that  ho  does' not  like  tho  idea  of  lighting  Rondout 
arid  Kingston  in  tho  way  you^^^j^^.v.,.-  I  would  suggost  that  talk 
to.,yr.' Rdi  son  about  the  matter  tho  next  time  you  see  him. 

Very  truly  yours, 

Vt.es, '  A.V  Edison  Constn,  ftept. 

'  y44 


Messrs,  Borgmanp  A  Co, 

Avenue  U,  City, ' 

Dear  Sirs:-  . 

"  •  '  Have  your  received,  from  Milan  two  sockets?  Vfo  have  a 

letter  from  thorn  in  which  the  following  occurs:- 

“V/o  have  sent  to  Uorgqiann  £  Oo.,  upon  the  suggestion  of  Mr. 
Uailoy,  two  sockets  out  of  the  S00  of  tho  la3t  shipment,  V/e  have 
found  them  so  roughly  mado,  bosidos  tho  gonoral  defects  of  tho  new 
model  of  key  sockots,  that  v/o  will  not  take  them  Without  a  reduc¬ 
tion  in  price  of  not  less  than  fifty' per  cent." 

Very  truly  youps, 


'  IS’SS-II'AO. 


Wovombor  22nd.  1UH3. 


David  Wilson,  Esq, 

;54o  Wo  at  33rd.  St  root,  City. 

Door  Sir:- 

■yil3  you  please  nako  ono  sot  of  zincs  for  tho  200 
3iRht  machine  of  tho  metal  you  would  propose  using,  providing  v/o 
gave  you  orders  for  our  zinc  castings  at  3^4  cants  per  pound. 
What  wo  want  to  Rot  at  is  tho  quality  of  tho  motal,  how  v/o  nan 
v/ori.  it  and  its  tonsilo  strength. 

Ploaso  lot  us  havo'  this'  as  early  as  possible. 

I  enclose  you  formal  ordor  to  covor  it.  • 

Very  truly  yours, 

The  Edison  Machine  Works. 

* 


_  J/ 


/rr3~/j'oA 


*.  November  22nd;-  3 

L'emas  Harnos,  Esq, 

20  Park  Row,.  City, 

Dear  Sir:- 

Roforrinu  to  your  favor  of  tho  7th.  inst.,  my  opinion 
on  tho  application  of  electricity  to  cars  is  that  the  motor  should 
in  most  casos  bo  placed  direct] yundor  tho  cars,  and  that  for 
smn]]  roads,  such  as  stroot'  railroads,  olovatod  railroads  in 
Now  York  or  tho  underground  railroad  in  London,  oloctric  locomo¬ 
tion  is  tho  comin>«  method.  "l  think  that  af tor  one  road  has  boon 
opcratod  in  this  country  eJoctricaily,  so'asto  gain  actual 
oxporionco  and  a  chance  to  surmount  what  difficulitios  and  objoc- 
tions  mey.  be  found,  that  success  would  bo  comparatively  easy.  ' 

.  Vory  truly  yours,  '! 


N'ovombor  22nd ,  .  3 

J ,  H,  Con*y»  Esq. 

Look  Hox  :i'i , 


Elgin,  Ills. 

boar  Sirt- 

Roforring  to  your  favor  of  tho  10th,  inot.,  thoro  is  no 
3Ub3tanco  that  can  bo  usod  in  tho'  placo  of  .carbon  poncils  for  an 
arc  light  that  will"  not  v/oar  away. 

Very  truly  yours, 


J  November  22nd. 

James  Harris,  Esq.  Socty. 
i  •  Bollofonte,  i'a. . 

Dear  Sir:- 

I.havo  your  lottor  of  yostorday*  s  data,  togothor  with 
plan  of  building.  The  size  of  building  you  give  us  13  20  x  7ij. 
The  sizo  of  building  wo  have  allowed  for  is  2U  x-40.  The  oxtru  ' 
amount  telegraphed  to  'Mr.  Shaw  for  which  wo  incroasod  the  500  liffrt 
plant  to  000  liph tsars'  ontiroly  approximate,  'arid'  it' 

we  find  that  v/o  can  erect  a  brick  building  for  you  of  20  x  40, 

“  instead  of  tho.fromo  buildinp,  as  cdllod. for  in  the  ostunuto. 

■  />«*<»••  ,aboyo 

.10  had  no  idea  when  Mr.  Shaw  tolographod  for  the- additional  osti- " 

mate  that  he  proposed  to  close  a  contract  on  the  basis  of  it,  or . 

wo  should  havo  v/ritton  a  lottor  reducing  it.  by  sovoral  hundred 
dollars.  Wo  cannot  put ;a  building  up  of  tho  sizo  that  you  niao" 
for  tho  price  given  in  our  osViinato.  "  "$o  'understood  from  Hr.  Shaw 
that  this  whole  matter  was  setfciod,'  and  that  our  plans  and  esti¬ 
mates  wore  accepted,  an^v/o  have  consequently  instructed  our 
Superintendent,  Mr.  nioh,  to  build  the  building  20  x  40,  and  havo 
this  day  t olograph od  him  to  construct  a  brick" building  instoad "of 
a- frame  building.  The  building  is  so  arranged  that  at  any  timo  * ” 
it  may  be  thought  advisable  to  itocroaso  your  plant  it  can  bo’  done 


!??&-(!  '-2-2- 


r.’p.  2 

by  enlarging  the  building  oeonumi pally. 

Hr.  Rich  is  nov/  in  Bollefonto  and. will  no  doubt  sou  you 
about  those  various  matters,  but  !us  instructions  to  put  up  a 
building  /M  x  40  uro  absilute,  and  if  you  require  any  alterations, 
1  v/ouldOB^Q^^a^you  to  adviso  mo  of  it  immediately,  but  1  would 
warp.  yyu_>hat  if  such  alteration  is.  roquisito  it  will  vory  mater¬ 
ially  interfere  with  the  installation  of  the  plant.  ' 

.  Vory  truly  yours, 

Thomas  A.  Edison  (Jonstn,  IJopt. 


•  /  ??  3-// -<22: 


'  November  2<Jhd..ltl&3. 

Davenport,  Troacy  n  Co. 

Jersey  City,  K.  'J . 

■Hear  Sirs!- 

?oforring  to  my  interview  with  your  Mr.  Davenport  this 
A.  M, ,  I  bog  to  inform  you  that  our  Superintendent,  Mr.  Sul don, 
will  call  on  you  ancl  givo  you  an  orllor  for  on  •  zinc  base  as  a 
sample,  J  wish  to  cot.  at"  tho  quality  of -the  inotal,  how  we  can 
work -it.  and  its  tensile  strongth,  Aftor  wo  huvo  worked  your 
castings  in  our  shop,  wo  v/ill  thon  sottlo  about  giving  you  an 
orclor.  I  <un  compelled  to  pursue  this  course  of  a  bid  I  hnvo  from 
tho  man  Who  is  now  making' our-  ziti6  basos.'  " 


vory  trujy  yours, 

November  2Jn<l.  3 

.5,  Klllott,  Kcq. 

Designer  fi  Builder  ox’  S)  .  ecial  machinery. 

•Newton,  Mass, 

Doar  Sir:-  . 

I  have  your  favor  of  tho  17th,  inst;  Hr.  Jackson  wb'ric- 
od  for  mo  a  year  or  moro,  and  I  boliovo  him  to  bo  a  thoroughly 
first  class  mechanic,  and  especially  good  on  experimental  lv/ork. 
lie  is  possibly  rathor  prouddof  .  his  ability,  perhaps  too  much  so, 
but  still  I  found  it  very  easy  .to' got  along  with'  him,  I  alvmys 
found  him  sober  and  roliablo, 

Vory  truly  yours, 

■J  ■ 


November  22nd. 


Thomas  1’,  Con  ant,  Ks<[. 

Y/ouvors  National  Hotel, 

Shamolcin,  Ponna. 

Doar  Sir!- 

Will  you  kindly  aek  Mr.  Floyd  il‘  he  would  undertake 
wirinp.  .lobs  at.  J.ST,  Carmel  and'  Eollofonto,  providing  no  can  get  the 

v/ork  for  him.  We  mip.ht  find  it  convenient  to  uso  his  u.on  at 

_  .  ..  ' 
thoao-jinaij^j^^agbvidinn  ho  its  Y/illinp  to  pivo  acto.ntioii  to  tho 


Very  truly  yours, 
Thomas  A.  Edison  Constn.  Dept, 


If  73- II 


November  -iH nd.  3 

7.  S.  Andrews,  Esq. 

J.awrenco,  Mass. 

Ooar  Sir:- 

Yuur  favor  of  tho  lb.th,'  iust.  eaiao  duly  to  baud. 

V/o  cannot  understand  tlmt  thoro  should  bo  tvoubl  a  with  either  tho 
marine  Rluo  or  sulphar,o  ol’  zinc,  as  wo  order  oxuctiy  what  is  usod 
at  the  Central  .station.  Wo  are,  however,  arranginp  to  havo  tho 
sulphate  of  zinc  tostod  by  Grower  at  Ooerck  Street,  and  with  rola- 
''tiori  to  tho  manno  Rluo,  Mr.  Chinnock  has  promised  to  ship  sVmo  to 
'"you,  T  noto  what  you  say  about  cl  oar  plass  bottlos  and  will  * 

*  attend  to  it  in  tl.o  futuro.  .  I  v/iil  have  tho' fixtures  you  rofor  to 
oont  on;  I  will  hurry  the  variOusmaterial  you  ask  for  and  I  can 
assure  you  that  wo  invariably  do  this  anyway. 

'  VO'ry  't'ruly  yours,. 

'  ,  •  Thos.  A.  Edison  Constn,’  Dept. 


/  SS2.-H- 


Novombor  ,?.i3nd. 


\7,  S.  Androv/3,  Esq. 

IrawronoQ, 

Hoar  Sin- 

X  wish  you  v/ould  pay  partisular  attention  to  tho  move¬ 
ments  of  J.oonard.  Judging  from  tho  postmark  on  his  letters  ho  m 
must  spond  a  gootl  deal  of  time  on  boston.  Certainly  after  you 
leave  Lawrence  ho  should,  stay' t’lioro  "at  nifthts  and  in  tho  day  time 
Tho  fact  is  1  do  not  fool  very,  much  confidence  in  him,  and  I  want 
to  know  whether  X  am  Justified  in  my  opinion  or  not.  . 

•  Vory  truly  yourn, 

-  • 


m 


/  r,8 -3 rJ/r^ 


November  d2nd. 


D.’  Rich,  Esc;. 

Hush  Ilouso, 

.  Bollefonto,  renna. 

Uoar  'Siirt- 

I  ‘bo;-,  to  enclose  you  lottor  from  Messrs.  James  Harris 
R  Co.  givinR  prx.ijoa  of  matorial  at  Hell  of  onto. 

I  to! agraphod  you  this  A.  M.  instructing  you  to  put  up 
a  brick  building  in  place’  oT  ’the  frame  building,  originally  con- 
toiapi atoil  W  liellofonte.  T  also'  enclose"  you  a  blue  print  .of  tho 

Pel 3 of onto  station. 

j  have  a  lottor  from  James  Harris,  tho  Socrotary  of  tho 
Hollefonto  Company  this  morning,  in  which  ho  mildly  suggosts  that 
wo  put.  up.  a  brick  building  2b  X  70  Tor  the  seme' price  as  tho.  ono  wo 
^pWposodputting  up.  1  have  written  him.  that  it  was  my  understand-: 
"ing  that  the  estimate  and  arrangement  of  the  station  had  boen 
"  acc opted,  and  that  you  were  insiracted  to' put  uf  the  building 
'  20  x  40,  and  1  have  suggested  r'tfcat ''he  shodld  sco  you  about  tho 
matter.  '  What  they  want  to  go  t*is' ail.  alloy  way  down  .tho  side  of 
"thbir  property.  This  you  dah'arraripo"  by  having  tho  front  of  tho 
^ ’building-' 20- foot.  Of  courso  if  Mr.  Harris  objects  to  puttinn’'up 

'*thi£  present  building,  you  had  bettor  tolopraph  for  instructions." 


V  trust  you  v/i 3  3  be  able  to  sent!  sbrnoiino  to' fix  this  prior  to  your 
return  East. 

Tf  you  proposo  coining  to  .Mow  York  on  your  way  from  Ponna. 
I  v/i 3 I  moot  you  at  tho  offico  anytime  except  Saturday  ovoniny, 
.Vory  truly  yours, 

;  ^hojsj^jvA.  Edison  Constn.  Dopt.  •  ’ 

- . -  -  tty 


Enclosure. 


)?n-n-ss. 


.November  ^iincl. 


John  T.  Perry, 'Esq, 

cnro  Edison  Electric  ills..  Co.  ; 

J  av/roneo,  Mass, 

Hoar  Sir:- 

” j  bor  to  advise  you  that  from  this  dato  you  will  bo 
credited  with  a  salary  at  the  rate  of  Simper  week,  ‘and  that 
"  should  wo  roquire  you  to  loavo  I.av/renco  to  go  olsowhoro,  v/a  v/ill 
,  ay  your  travelling  oxpensos,  As  soon  aa  you  become  more  valu- 
"  able  in  our  work  we  shall* hopo  to  pay  you  hotter,  but  meant irab 
the  salary  named  above  v/ill  cover  yciur  expenses  of  boarding,  and 
inasmuch  as  we  pay  your  travoiling  exponsos,  you  v/ill.  no  longer  bo 
undor  any  personal  expense,..  Y/hiciTyou  were  under  in  learning  our 
'work.'  "Hoping  this  v/ill  prove,  satisfactory  to  you,  1  remain, 

Very  truly  . yours, 

~  '  ’  Thus,  A.  Kdison  Constn.  Dept. 

*"  ‘  Uy 


/  g Si-) h 


Movombor  22nd.  ft 


Socicto  Induetriollo  ot  Commcrciale  Edison, 
Ivl'y-our-Koino,  Franco. 

hear  Sirot- 


S of o priuy  to  yourifavor  of  tho  lath.  October,  I  bg 
-lvo  you  bo] oy/  prices  of  the  varioas  Armington  &  Sims  engines 
purchased  by  us: - 

Id"1  2  x  3R  engine  with  two  <}G* 

driving  pulleys . S  1,050.00 

1 

Id  a  x  13  engine  withput  pulleys.  1,750.00 

13  x  13  engine .  1,000.00 

.1. 

U  2.X  10  engine . ...... .i .... .  775.00 

1 

G  2  x  U  engine... . . .  530.00 

i:  pros.imo  tho  ton  por  cent  royalty  should  bp  paid  on  tho 
ricos  naciod". 

Very  .truly  yours, 


J 


jrrs-  H'3.2. 


Goorgd  V/,  Soron,  Esq, 


6aro  Port  or,  lov/rey,  Soron.s  Stone, 
3  Broad  St roof,  City. 


.  t*  enclose'  you  herewith  cheek  for  33U1.1/3,  boing 

balance  or  the  amount  due  Judge  Porter,  Mr.  Stone  and  yourself  in 
connection  vuth  tho  sale  of  the  Colonial  3 ight  iatonts  to  Edison’s 
Indian .£  Colonial  Eloctric  Company, 

Will  you  ploa30  acknowledge  rocipt,  and  oblige, 

Vory  truly  yours, 


November  aahd.  3 


l'Y  J.  Sprague,  Esq. 

caro  Edison  Electric  Illuminating  Co.  • 
brock ton.  Mass. 

Ooar  Sir:- 

I  ha^  your  favor  of  tho  loth,  insti,  for  which  accopt 

my.  thanks. 

I  think  you  will  find. that  in  othor  stations  ai*rangomonts 
have  boon  made  to  put  tho  indicators  as  far  away  from  tho  dynamos 
as  possiblo. 

Your  remarks  about  atoam  piping  shal.l  havo  tho  attention 
.  of  Mr.  Rich.  ' 

V/ith  relation  to. Kail  Rivor,  wo  havo  work  fcksxx  for  you 
horo  in  Mow  York,  whon  you  got  through  at  Brockton,'  in  which  you 
«an  be  more  valuable  to  us  than  "at  jfail' Rivor.  v/o  rogrot  not 
boinn  ablo  to  somply  with' your  roquosj;  in  this  connection. 

V/o  will  sond  you  the  information  about  the  spare  dynamos 
in  a  day  or  two,1  It  will,  hov/ovor,  bo  somo  littlo  time  before 
tho  Brockton  Company  cun  got  small  mac hi nos. 

Very  truly  yours, 

,.  Thos,  A.  Edison  Constn. -  Uopt, 

.  .  By  .  M 


/srz-n  -2 


November  Z'aaa,  -  3 

•  J-,  \7.  Serroll,  Rsq.. 

140  Nassau  Street,  City. 

Dear  Sir:- 


•  I  have  your  favor  of  the" 'i; 3th.  irist.,  and  in  reply  bop 
to  ot.ate  that  I  do  not  see  thiytTi.i  is  necessary  to  add  anything’ 
to  the  arguments  in  interferences  A  to  I  and  No.l,  The'  argument 
.soon®  to  covor  everything  arid  to  bo  quite  full  enough. 

Very  truly  yours, 


irrz-  //■•** 

:>  '  Novombor  *!iind.  3 

K.  H.  I,ord,  Ksq.  Treas* 

Iawroneo,  Mass. 

Doer  Pirf- 

I  have  your  favor  of  tho  17th.  innt.,  tut  I  have  beer, 
unablo  to  ansv/or  it  until  this  morning,  as  1  was  not  at  all  sure 
v/heri  I  should  bo  able  to  ship  themachinos  to  you.  I  am  hoping 
now  to  be  able  to  ship  tho  machines  sometime  noxt  week.  I  fully 
rbcognizo  the  importance  of _ yo$r  having  them  and  1  will  not  keep 
you  waiting  ono moment  longer  than  I  can  holp. 

Very  truly  yours, 

T^lis.  A.  Edison  Constn.  Dept, 


November  22nd.  a 


I!.  li?  lord,  Rsq.  Troas. 

Jav/ronco,  linos. 

Dear  Sir;- 


Koforring  to- yoar  favor  of  tlio  10th.  inst.,  1  have  an- 
r.worocl  you  o3s?iv/Kore  station  that  1  hope  to  bo  ablo  to  send  you 
tho  machines  for  your  control  station  aomotiino  noxt  wook. 

'  Tho  200  and  300  light  machinoa  which  you  roquiro  for" . 

isolatod  business  you  can  have  about  ton  days  or  two  v/ooits  aftor 
tho  machines  aro  sent  you  for-  your  contra]  station. 

Vory  truly  yours,. 

Thos.  A..  Edison  Oonstn.  Dopt. 


/  Y?3-l)'-23 


7w 


faJifa' 


„  /U-t*-  • 


Novombor  23rd. 


N;  Sti3wel  ] ,  Ksq, 

Kenlo  Part.,  N.  J. 

Doar  Sir;-  - 

Hill  you  please  have  the  doom  of.  the  office,  labora¬ 
tory,  machine  shopsand  other  buildings,  which  it  is  not  absolutely 
necessary  to  have  access  to,  nailed  up,  and  a  fresh  lock  put  on 
tho  doors  that  it  is  necessary  to^uso,  r  should  think  tho'  sirn- 
jiost  way  to  do  is  to  have  the  same^lock  put  on  all  tho  doors  you 
require  to  or.on,  and  havo  ono  koy  to  open  tho  whole  of  them.  ""  " 
llowovor,  this  is  a  mat tor  you  can  decide  yourself. 

While  Alfred  Swanson  is  working  for  us,  ho  is  ontitiodtu 
havo  accoss  to  the  laboratory,  machine  shop  and  engine  room,  but 
after  ho  gots  through  his  work  of  courso  ho  should  give  up  the  Jeoy. 
Perhaps  the  botcr  would  bV  for  yiu  to  open  the  door  for  him  every 
day  and  lock  it -up  at  night,  Sethis,  is  a  .natter  on  which  you  can 
suit  your  own  convonionco.  What  wo  wish  to  .accomplish  is  to**""" 
prevent  all  unauthorised  pooplo  from  getting  into  the  laboratory.' 

Yours  truly,  .  . . 


/$?£'!/  '<P 


November  iKlril. 


Messrs.  Rerpnmnn  f,  Co. 

2s>U  Avenue  H,  City. 
Dear  Sirs!- 


that 


roport 


wi 1 3  you  please  have  a  tost  made  or 
ant  dov/n  to  you  soractimo  ano. 

I  enclose  you  patent,  "'  '"pioasa  return 
to  tost.  v/o  want  this  imraodinbly. 
Yours  truly, 


the  battery  col-3 


the  patont  with 


Enclosure, 


/! 


Hovombor.  33rd.  3 


A.,  A.  Govdoo,  Rs<j. 

It)  Cliff  Stroot,  City. 

Dear  Sir;- 

X  am  promised  a  tost  of  tho  battery  in  t)io  course  of  a 
day. or  so,  and  ■ml 2  sand  ft  dov/n  to  you  immodiatoly  v/o  sot  it. 

Vary. truly  yours,  '' 


fffS-  II 'J3 

Novombor  ufJrd,  3  . 


Prank  S.  Marr,  Esq.  Troas. 

Edison  Eloc,  Ill-minating  Co. 
Sunbury,  Fenna. 


Dear .Sir:- 

Roferring  to  your  favor  of  tho  lUtli.  inst.,  I  bog  to 
rot  urn  you  herewith  the  plan  oi‘  Sunbury  indicating  whore  you 
want  tho  extension  of  your  l  ines  “made.  Will  you  please  mark  on 
tho  plan  tho  maximum  numborof  lights  for  use  on  this  extension 
and  their  position,  so  that  we  can  calculate  what  sizo  tho  eondue- 
.. tors  should  bo. 

Do  1  understand  that  you  are  wanting  some  of  tho  now 
kind  of  wire.  If  so,  I  v/ill  "sond  it  io  you,  as  I  havo  somo  in 
stock. 

Very  truly  yours,  '■ 

'  .  Thomas  A.  Edison  (Jonstn.  nopt.-  . 


Movombor  43rd.  3 

Frank  S.  Harr,  K3q.  Treas, 

simbury,  Ponnn. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Since  v/ri tiny  to  you  this  morning  your  Jotter  of  the 
33th,  has  come  before  us.  It  has  boon  mislaid  and  we  must  apolo¬ 
gize  fur  the  apparent  neglect  in  not  replying  to  you  before. 

The  price  of  the  now  fora:- ol'  cnblo  i3  forty  two  cents  a 
pound,  I  havo  quite  some  of  it  in  stock,  which  I  ordorod  in  ordor 
to  got  the  first  lot  made,  Y/o  are  getting  excellent  results  from 
it,  and  think  it  is  tho  boot  thing  you  pan  uso.  If  you  will  give 
Us  somo  idea  of  tho  size  of  the  v/iro  you  want,  wo  can  then  send 
you  sufficiont  cable  for  your  purposo. 

Again  apologizing  to  you  for  our  neglect  yours  above 
referrod  to,  <jjro  remain,  „ 

Very  truly  yours, 

-  Thomas ’A,' Edison  Constn, ' Dopt. 


tyrz-  H'z.3 


Uovombor  23rd.  3 

r.roekton,  !«’&ss. 

Dear  Kir:- 

Vfhou  I  v/aa  inbrockton  I  arranged  with,  you  to',  havo  a 
photop.raph  niado  01'  this  building.  has  this  boon  donoV  If  not, 
whoa  will  it  bo  dona? 

'/ory  truly  yours, 


Novombor  23rd, 


W.  .S,  Andrews,  Esq. 

Lawrence,.  Mass, 

•■'oar.Kir * 

■I  sand  you  herewith  duplic.to  h]uo  prims  of  tho  ma- 
Uom  at  liollofonto,  M.C.rtnol,  IM„„  Vimi,  a„„  bo 

plaa  if  you  *113  stot.h  on  nan,,  &„  aisposltlon  of  tho  mKhl 
fc-»  as  sorpoatna  in  youra  of  tho  hand.  p0r  too  fotoro  I  oili 
aona  two  conns  „r  Mu.  Prim,  of  ti,„  control  mmion,,. 

Vory  trufy  yours/ 

Thomas  A.  Edison  Constn.  •  •<«■*«* 


Novomboi 


r  2.'lrrt.  3‘ 

•Sponsor  Borden,  Ksq. 

Boston,  Hans. 

Hoar  Sir:- 

Roforrinp,  to  your  favor  ol’  bha.  <i]3t.  inst.,  •nv  aro  very 
siiich  surprised  that  you  should  have  altoVadour  estimate  for 
Nat  i  oh ,  If  you  have  no  ob.i  action  wo  would  pro  for  that  you  should 

loavo  us  this  privilege.  Wo  cons  a  dor  that  tho  Norwich  estimate  10 
comploto  in  itsolf  and  does- not  roquiro  any  alteration,  .“/hero 
thoro.  is  a  margin  of  ongino  capacity  and  a  margin  in  tho  dynamos, 
wo  do  not  think  it  at  all  nocossary  to  put  ."in  a  sparo. 

You  must  romembor  that  wo  aro  putting  for  a  1,000  light  plaht 
exactly  tho  same  ongino  that  v;o  uao  for  tho  1,000,  and  wo  uido’ 
sond  to  the'  station  oxtra  parts  of  such  machinory  that  it  is  possi¬ 
ble  will  brook  do»/n,  “fo  do  not  think  that. we  should  loavo  it. to 
the  local  people  to  say  what  they  want  in  tho  way  of  a  plant. 

Wo  consider  our" oxporiohco  in  this  connection  a  groat  dodl  bottor 
tlian  thoirs. 

Voi*y  truly  yours, 

Thomas  A,  Edison  Constn,  Oopt, 


Nuvombor  23rd. 

.lud't'o  Nunn,  '  . 

l'iffis,  Ohio, 

Hoar  air:-  • 

i/o  have  your  favor  of  tho  lbth.  inst.  ' 

Our  material  for  v/irinj!  has  boon  shipped  to-day,  and  our 
Mr.  Isaac  Walls  or  j  who  Jtas  charpool'  tho  msicio  wiring,  will  bo  in" 
iiifin  in  all  probability.  Tuesday  or  v/odnostlay  noxt  to  star  thd' 
worl-  thorn.  Wo  think  that  you  will  find  that  that  will  boin 
plenty  of  tine  l'or  tho  startihp  of ’.tho  station. 

Vory  truly  yours",.  ' 

’  Thomas  A.'Hdisbh'.Cohs't'ri.  l)6pt. 


/  n -a 


Jiuvombor  /J.'lrd; 


W.  S’.  Andrews,  Esq. 

Jawronce,  Hass. 

Hoar  Sir:.- 


’.Yo  havo  your  favor  of  tho  21st,  insfc,  and  will  taHo 
ycur  advice  and  l<oop,a  supply  of  chonucals  on  hand. 

Very  truly  yours, 

Thomas  A,  Edison  Oonstn.  hopt. 
w 


/g!3'!b&-  3 


Hovombor  .23rd.  3 

A,  Stuart,  Esq.  Socty, 

Cincinnati,'  Ohio. 

Dear  Sir;- 


Roforring  to  your  favor  of  the  3uth.  inst.,  T  certainly 
think  that  efforts  ohoulil  be  made  to  put  plants  ,  in  some,  of  the  tows 
already  convassod,  before  anything  is  done  with  rolation  to  canvas¬ 
sing  other  towns.  The  expense  of  the  work  is  considerable  and  I 
should  not  care  to  go  ahead  making  any  more  canvassos  unloss  Major 
Eaton  instructs  mo  to  do  so.  V 

Yory  truly  yours, 

Thomas  A.  Edison  Constn.  Uopt. 

■;  -  r; 


/jyj- 


Jfovomber  ar?rrt.' 


.Chraloe  T.  Hughes,  Ban. 

Morgan  House, 

Poughkeepsie,  M.  V. 

Hoar  Kirj- 


I  do  not  at  all  like  your  Rontlout-Kingston  scheme. 
I  do  not  think  that  wo  have  pot  far  enough  ahead  to  follow  it 
Very  truly  yours, 

Thomas  A.  Edison  Constn.  Oc-it. 


Ifl3-Il-S3 

L'y  voubor  33rd.  3 

C,  15.  Chmnocl;,  llsq. 

My  Doar  Ch innock 

.  This  v/i  3  3  ’  introduce  to  you  Mr.'  A.  S.  ho  vis,  v/ho 

wants  to  got  as  much  information  as'posaiblo  in  the  courco  of  a 
f o\t  days  at  the  Centra]  .'Station.  Vr.  Bov’is  is  fjoinf!  out  for  as 
in  con  no  at  ion  with  our  contra]  station'  construction  work,  arid  any 
facilities  you  can  rive  him  to  post  hinmolf  will  confer  a  favor 
upon. 


Vory  truly  yours, 


''  November  34th.  3 


.Major  S’.  H.  E»t<on,  Prosidont. 

ft'}  fifth  Avonuo,  City. 

Dear  Sir;/!.  .  ' 

\'a  bo;.T  to  .ack nov/1  odce  receipt  of  your  favor  of  the 
iS^Snd.  inst.  instructing  ua  to  rnal-.o  canvasses  und  03tiraatos  for 
PolyoliCi  and  Now  nodford,  Mass. 

V/o  hopo  to  bo  ablo  to  nond  a  canvassor  t$.  commonco  this 
.  work,  y/itliin  a  fow  days. 

’  Vory  truly  yours, 

"" .  Thomas  A.  Edison  G'onstn.  popt. 

•  :••••  Ky 


/  ?F 3-// 


•  November  With. 

uton,  Vroat, 

Pifth  Avenue, '  City. 


*3  b0”  to  acknowledge  receipt  or  your. favor  of  the 
inst.  ins  true  tin:  ,js  to  canvass  the  following  towns  in* 
'Pennsylvania:-  .. 

•UlaMnurh,  MM  Chunk,  iotlmtllo,  Pottstomi, 
lo.rtrt.uvfh,  ait™,  V„rt,  Union  a„,  tJlllonbnnnn,  Snr!,nlci„. 

Very  truly  yours, 

Thomas  A.  Kdison  Constn.  nopt, 

Jj 


November  24th.  _  3 

John  MuJlon,  .Ksq,  Troas. 

Shomokin,  l’onna. 

Dear  Sir;- 

v/o.  wo  in  receipt  or  a  lottor  from  «os~ra,  Borgmann  . 
n  ""Co.,  in'  Which  they  quota  the  follovrinc  oxtract  rrora  a  lottor 
received  by  thou  from  yout- 

^Undor  contract  230  temporary  f i.xturas,  shades,  holdors  and 
sockets  wo re  to  bo  furnished.  Only  2-10  wore  shipped  or  received 
by  us,’ 

vio  have  boforo  us  at  oho  present  moment  tho  statement 
which  was  prosontod  to  our  Mr.  insull,  when  ho  wont  to  Shamokin  to 
sottlo  our  affairs  thoro,  and  which  ho  whs  told  specified  the  mate* 
ia)  rocoivod  on  account  of  the  contract  between  us,  and  under  tho 
hoading  of  “temporary  fixtures’,  you  enter  only  200  and.givo  us' 
crodit' for  that  tjumber.  In  your  lottor  to  Messrs.  Borgmann  k  Co. 
you  now  acknowledge  having  rocoivod  240,  and  ask  for  a  credit  for 
10  tomporary  fixtures,  inasmuch  as  tho  contract  called  for  250. 

••  Wo  might  hero’ ot.ato  that  v/o  hold’  tho  rpcaipt  of  Mr..  W.  H,  Douty, 
t)io  I’rosidont  of  your  Company,  for  250  tomporary  fixtures,  aockoto 
and  shades  complete,  but  inasmuch  as  you  have  only  paid  for  200, 
notwithstanding  your  statomont  to  Messrs.  Itorgmunn  S  Co.  that  you 


7 


/  Lf- 


RocoivedaiUO,  wo  cannot  understand  why  it  is  that  you  ask  us  for 
credit-  for  10  more.  Although  vra  accojitod  your  statement  of, the 
material  received  ns  boin((  correct,  it  would  not  appear  to  ba1  tho 
caso,  .ludRinn  from  tho  above;  'in  tho  instance  wo  have  quoted  wo 
arn  satisfied  that  it  is  not.  ’ 


Vary  truly  yours, 


Thomas  A.  Edison  Oonstn.  Dopt. 

By  (0  J 


.-i-ossrs.  Habcocis  ft  Wilcox, 

tiO  Cortlandt  Kr.ro on,  City. 

Doar,Kirsi- 

In  milk  ini’  shipment  of  the  boil.ors  you  have  on  hand  1'or 
us  at,  tho  present;  time,  will  you"' p3 oasn  forward  thorn  as  fo3  3ows:- 
Hazol ton, from  Elizabethport,  via  Philadelphia  Roadinp, 

'  n<iiiofonto, .  via  Pennsylvania  ft.  I?. 

V/o  havo  secured  special  ratoa  ovor  those  linos. 

Are  you  putting  the  names  oi1  tho  different  Companies  on 
these  boilers,  as  usual?  If  you  havo  not  dono  so  in  tho  ease  of 
tho  boilers  already  shipped,  will  you  kindly  put  tho  nomas  of  the 
Companies  on  the  boiler  you  have  on  hand.  i-'or  instance,  tho 
lj’ollefonto  boil  or  should  bear  thri  'mmio  "Edison  El  ectric  Tllumi- 
nhtinR  Company  of  Doll ofonto" ,  and  tho  others^ should  havo  tho 
"homo  of'  tho  Company  in  tho  sano  way,  according  to  the  town  it  is 
intondod  for. 

Vory  truly  yours, 

Thomas  A.’  Edison  Cone tn, 'Dept. 


/  FF  '3  - 1 A-  c£>V- 


November  is4t)>.  3 

Tho  Arming ton  fi  fiii-is  Co, 

Providence,  i. 

I)o as*  Sira:- 

Tii  relation  to  tho  2  x  JH  onpi.no  lor  Newburgh, 
which  will  bo  ready  for  shipment  within  a  few  days,  will  you  please 
sand  .it  to  hazleton,  Donna,  instead,  Tho  Nov/burgh  station  v/ill 
not  bo  ready  Tor  somo  turn),  and  wo  do  not  wish  to  bo  obliged' to"  " 
nub.ro  nib  re  mate  rial  in  Newburgh  than  is  nceossary,  and  wo  con  use 
this  ongino  at  Pazloton  an  soon  an  at  is  rondy.  Ploaso  send  it 
via  tho  Now  York  #  Now  England,  Steamer  “Maryland*  and  l-ehigh. 

Valley  K.  1?.,  as  wo  have  secured  special,  rates  on  this  route, 
which, wo  wish  to  toko  advantago  of , 

V/o  have  soeurod  special  rates  to  Bellerbnto,  Penna.  viu 
Now  York.  S  New  England  and  Penna,  k.  R,  and  v/hon  you  are  shipping 
“to  that  point,  ploaso  take  those  routes. 

Very  truly  yours, 

Thomas  A.  Edison  Constn.  Uopt. 

“»  /&-4 ' 


■  /Fts-n-jj 

'  ’  November  37th.  3 

■fumes  liarris,  Esq.  Socty. 

Eol.l  ofonto,  .  Fa. 

Dear  Sir!  — 

I  shall  bo  f-lad  if  you  will  pive  mo  an  order  for 
say  3*0  lamps,  so  as  to  have  lamps  on  hand  at  stmrtine  the  station. 
Those  lamps  wo  shall  bill  to' you  at  oxactly  tho  araio  prioo.as  if 
they  v/pro  bought  from  tho  lamp  factory  direct,  namely,  ;50  eonts, 
and  the  only  -objoct  I  havo  in  ask  inf  for  the  order  is-  so  that  we’ 
shall  havo  tho  ripht  to  order  lamps  forward  at  such  ti:no  T  may 
find  it  nocossary  when  they  aro  roquirod. 

Tory* truly  yours, 

Thoftias-  A.  Edison  Constn.,  Dopt, 


Uovoiiibur  37th.  11 

“I’V  J..  SpropUG,'  Ksq. 

-  brock ton,  Mass. 

Heap  Sir:- 

V/o  havo  your  favor  of  tins  ;.’,3nd .  Hovoi.iber, 

!.Vo  havo  put  somo  of  tho  lamps  with  tho  v/irn  m  the  con- 
tor  upon  a  tost  at-  (Uf  eundloc,  and  find  that  they  havo  just.  as  f 
good  lif-o  us  tho  popular  3  tunj-s,  .which  proviis  that  ftho  plat  in. a 
practically  nukes  m.  difference. 

Uort;tnann  is  co<;t#kv  alone  nicely  with  tho  tvralvo  indi¬ 
cators,  and  wo  will  send  homo  forward  to  you  as  soon  as  they  uro 


Very  truly  -yours, 
Thomas  A.  Kdison  Uonstn. 


Dopt. 


November  .:7  th.., 

■V,  s.  An  cl  vows,  Ksq,  ' 

Jawroncc,  *  lines.  - 

Hoar  sir:- 

Roforriiif!  to  your  favor  of  tho  aand.  inst.  v/o  have 
talked  over  with  !ir.  Edison  what -your  title  should  bo,  and  would 
suggest  “Chia l  Electrical  Knijinoor,"  Dow  duos  thut  strike  you? 
ti;  is  bettor  than  “Electrician" .  You  know  electricians  aro  in 
no  groat  repute  with  Mr.  Edison  us  a.  rule. 

Vary  truly  yours ,• 

Thomas  A.  Edison  Cons tn,  Dopt. 

2i 


I  E  Z&-H- 


fcuvouibor  :i7th. 


K anbury,  Hi;, 


. '  l;o 

■  nor  liflif.'s  n 
>  i.iontioncd  h 
'O  tlV  U!l’Iuu‘:tH' 

oV  ‘  iir  ■ 


>  tlior 


i  propose  putting  i 


Hes  t.ho 

ona  of  ftxr.ons'4on.  Shall  v/r.  only-  '•sr.iwat©  for 
aopj.nr  :;<■  ns  to  u  firry  morn  liflh-  s  irt  tjin  rnt- 
f/io  r.>r<if>ai)lf»  ni’woor. 

Vnry  truly  ynnr », 


Its3-ll  -^>7 


Edison  Electric  II lumi  noting 'Co. 

Hi/'hland  flat  ion  a]  Bank, 

>iewbuvf!ii,  ti.  y.  . 

boar  Sir:- 

v,'o  oncloso  herewith  revised  plan 
tion  building  to  be  erected  fit  Vowbur/rh,  and 
you  vory  strongly  the  necessity-. of  having  thf 
accordance  with  this  plan.  Any  deviation  fi 
it  may  appear  to  you,  may  serious! y  intorf ore  wi 
raonts,  and  wo  win  hero  say  that  wo  will  not  hoi 
sible  for  any  defect  in  the  interna!  arrangement  of  the  station, 
s.tould  tho  siirno  bo  can  sod  from  our  plans  not  having  boon  accurately 
■  carried  out.  -Vo  write  you  thus,  stronyjy  on  .tho'  subject, .  as  v^h 
us  it  is  a  vital  point,  arid  trust. ipij  tliat' you'  will."  sod  that,  our 
roquiromonta  aro  mot  by  yours  contractors, wo'iiro, 

Vory  ‘truly  youra’ 

.  ‘  Thomas  A.  Kdison  Corictn.  Dopt. 

By 


tho  central  sta- 
would  impross  upon 
irk  done  in  strict 
it.  howovor  slight, 
.tli  our  arrange-. 

3 vos  respon- 


'M 


Novembor  2Uth. 


Major  Flood  I- at-. a,  General  Manager, 

Edison' 3  Indian-?-  Colonial  Electric  Co, 

4/5  0  Tln’opmorton  Avonuo, 

london,  E,  C,  England, 

boar  sir:-  • 

Y/o  have.  a  lottor  from  Mossrs,  Droxol ,  Morgan  &  Co, 
ashing  for  furthor  documents,  and  which  v/o  have  handod  to  thorn  for 
transmission  to  london, 

Y/o  cabled  you  yesterday  as  fol 3 ov/s 
“Tube  Company  supplied  material  absolute  pric6  contract. 

You  should  rorait  immediately  comply  our  understanding!  Extremely 
surprised  your  doluy.  Will  mail  details?? 

tho  Tube  Company' 3  material  was  bought  by  us  on  an  abso- 
"iutb  contract,  and  they,  aro  not  in  tho  habit  of  supplying  us  with* 
•4.^iS^ipat^i;btiBbl:*:os.t,  and  it  has  boon  our  rulo  to  accept  thoir 
bill.s, right  along.  Whore  an  absolute  figure  had  boon  given  on  a 
cortain  amount  of  work,  they  accomodated  us  by  giving  Us  a  detailed 
bill,  which,  as  above  stated,  lias’ boon  sent  forward, 

V/o  cannot  considor  this’,'  howovor,  a  sufficient  justifi- 


My  Private  Socrotary,  Mr.  Insull,  will  bo  in  ] ondon  about 
tho  20th.  Docombor,  and  will  call  upon  you,  and  any  information 
you  may  dosiro  as  to  our  business -ho  will  bo  able  to  I'ivo  you. 


Vory  .tiruiy  yours, 


V/.  »!,  Dwol ] ay  Jr.  Ecq.  Troac. 

S-'cll  Rivor,  Maas. 

Doar  Sir:- 

Rofornug  to  your  favor  of  the  inst.,  i  cannot 

tol3  whothor  tho  sri.aH  pair  of  dynamos  will  bo  ready  by  tho  time 

you  mention  or  not.  Even  if  they  woro  I  think  that  v/o  should 
'  1.  „  , 

run  tho  largo  onemo.  In  fact  wo  should  run  both  of  than,  as  we 
should  want  to  got  tho  wholo  of  tho  plant  in  good  running  ortlor 
.  boforo.  tho  period  is  up  for  us  to  hand  it  ovor  to  your  Company. 

1  cannot  soo  v/horo  tho  Croat  waste  of  power  coircs  in  in  running 
tho  large  engine,-  and  ovon  if  due)-,  wero  tho  case,  1  would  remind 
you  •hat'4«|^.as  part  of  our  "contract  to  run  tho  station  for  thirty 
days,,  and  it  can  thoroforo  bo  hardly  a  mat  tor  of  intoroat  to  your 
"  Company’ whether  wo  have  to  run  tho;'larGo  or  small  onpmos  d,urinG 
that  period.  O-o  “^w  (Ur  nJL, UnJUL  ^Lju  OlA-* 
Yory  truly  yours, 

Thomas  A.  Edison  Constn.  Dopt. 


■.(yUA. -v 


November  2wth. 


V/.  J.  Jotiks,  Esq.  Manager, 
brock ton,  liaos. 

Rear  Sir:- 

Rofcrrinp  to  your  favor  of  tho  -■’.•1th.  irist.,  we  bog  to 
state  that,  tho  books  anti  ft^^whieh  wocproposo  furnishing  havo 
boon  del ay od  in  cOTsequonco  of  tho  absonco  from  the  city  of  Col. 
Goddard,  with  whom  wo  aro  vory  anxious  to  confer  before  sottling 
on'  tho  final'  forms.  l!e  has  promt  sod  to  go  into  it  at  the  first 
'opportunity,  but  as  lie  is  conw?  to  do  it  as  a  favor  to  us,  v/o  of 
course  cannot  press  him  to  "'do  so;  at  any  timo  that  it  might  incon- 
vonionco  him, 

I  think  that  tho  best  thing  that  you  can  do  is  to  ro 

ahead  and  use  your  judgement  in  tho  mat  tor,  and  when  v/o  get.  our 

forms  out  we  will  R'ivo  you  the  option  of  taking  them  or  not. 

With  relation  to  Ur.  Sprague,  1  find  that  I  shall  require 

},im  in  kok  York.  When  the  small  dynamos  aro  ready  wo  can  send 

soma  one,  probably  from  h'all  Riverj  to  put  thorn  up  for  you. 

I  cannot  Rive  you  at  tho  moment  tho  figures  as  to  tho  proposed 

oxchanRO,  but  will  do  so  as-  oarly  as  posaiblo. 

.  Very, truly  yours, 

Thomas  A. .Edison  Constn,  nopt. 


/  rn-H -j  r 


November  SJfith, 


o.  w.  Wilbur,  Esq. 

■  Hotel  V/oinmeistor, 

Atlanta,  Ga. 

Doar  fiir:- 


We  have  your  favor  of  "tho  25th.  ins t.', 'and  aro  glad  to 
hoar  of  tho  progross  you  aro  making. 

I  have  sent,  a  check  to  Mr.  Magnus  V.  Kilos  as  requested, 
and  havo  written  to  Lyons  that  if  he  cares  to  come  on  hero,  1 
can  sot  him  at  work.  I  will  advise  you  later  as  to  whore  you  ar 
to  pb  next. 


Very  truly  yours, 
Thomas  A.  Edison  Oonstn,  Dept; 


/rf&'H**? 


November  iibth. 


\ 


Theodore  N.  Vail,  Esq.  (ienoral  Manager, 

American  Bell  Telephone  Co. 

95  Milk  Street, 

Boston,  Mass, 

Dear  Sir:- 

I  shall  be  glad  if  you  will  s^nd  me  a  specimen  of  the 
Inertia  Carbon  Transmitter  you  now  issue,  having  the  new  form  of 
lettering  v/ith  "Edison  Carbon  Telephon^"  across  the  box. 

Be  kind  enough  to  attach  to  the  transmitter  a  certif icatejstaiing 
that  all  your  transmitters  are  now  issued  in  that  form. 

I  wish  to  use  this  in  London  in  negotiating  v/ith  the 
United  Telephone  Company,  who  I  am  anxious  should  follow  the  same 
course  as  that  adopted  by  your  Company.  If  you  can  let  mo  have 
this  before  December  Hth.,  I  shall  feel  obliged, .as  I  wish  to  send 
it  to  London  by  the  hand  of  my  Private  Secretary,  who  sails  immed¬ 
iately  after  that  date. 

Vory  truly  yours. 


November  3Uth. 


“Cashier,"  . 

Oormania  hank, 

315  Iiov/ory,  city. 

Dear  Kir:- 

I  enclose  you  herewith  the  information  'requested  as  to 

,  "  . • , .  ...  '  n-j.V,  Kfii&on  Co.  for  Isolated  lifiht- 

tho  Edison  Electric  hifcht  Co.,  i.ue  i.eisou  w. 

tarn’ fit  MU)!  ii]«rti-i«  Illnniiriatin,,  to.  .f  ■»•»"  vo<*‘ 

Th„  liel.l  Co.  has  »  b'br.Vrollin*  iMm>  «►  «»  Isulnl,i 

CO.,  ™ci„„.3JK.O  of  tl.o.  fcWH#*  *■’■“>'•  1 131,1  «*  h“ 

a]  1.0  a  iso  for  ml  interest  in  the  Il-iminaUnn  Co. 

VI, „  ,,apoi'  time  m  have  submitted  to.  you  for  discount, 

and  which  you  have  lunll /  obi i8od  a.  by  so  cloin,;,  «.  that. of  the 

Worn  co.  for  Isolated  Ji, thttt.lt>  Hat  *“•““»  “  “ 

install  electric  lirtt  plants  in  .ills  and  factories,  and  it 

obtains  it's  lieonse  to  do  so  fro.  tho  Edison  Hoctr.io  1  ifbt  Co., 

which  controls  it. 

i'hc  Edison  Electric  Illuminating  Co.  of  Mow  York  supplies 
light  "on  a  meter  in  the  district  bordered  by  Wall,  Nassau,  Spruce 
Streets  and  the  Bast  River, 

Mr.  Edison  relations  to  these  Oompanles. is  that  of  mand- 
’  facturbr.'  Hb  supplies  then,  with  dynamo  electric  machines,  lamps 


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ip 


l  electrical  sunclrios.  Our  main  customer  is  tho  Edison  Co. 
for  Isolated  lighting,  who  toko  a  largo amount  of  material  from 
“®  rtpht. along*.  Vho  Edison  El oc trie  Illuminating  Co.  has  its 
plant  oroetod,  and  consequently  buys  very  little  from  us  at  tho 
present  time.  The  Edison  Kloct.ric '  j  ight  Co.  is  simply  a  r atont 
owning  organization,  v/ho  do  nothing  beyond  selling  liconsos  to" 
uso  thoir  patents,  and  thoy  also  defray  tho  cost  of  Mr.  Edison’ 3 
experiments  ir.  connection  with,  any  improvements  or  inventions  "he 
may  got  up  on.  his  present  system  of  electric  lighting. 

^Resides  the  above  Mr  Edison  acts  as  a  general  contractor 
for  tho  installation  of  electric  light  central  station  plants. 

Our  modus  oporandi  is  as  follows:-' ' 

A  company  formed  in  some  tovm'.gets  its  license  from  tho. 
Edison  Elite  trie  light  Co.,  tho  local  company  requires  a  plant 
oroetod,  in  ordor  to  ontor  into  tho  businoss  of  selling  light, 
or  in  other  words,  ^as^^with  tho  local  gas  company  for" ' 
businoss,  and  Mr.  Edison  himself  undortukoa  the  contract  to" ©root  a 
plant  for  such  a  local  company  at  a  givon  contract  price.  Ho 
dobs  this  work  by  .permission1  of''thS'!Wison’''Eloc”tri'e  'bight-  Go', 
who • are  the  sole  owners  of  the  patents. 

Any  further  information  that  I  can  give,  yeti"  I  shall-  bo' 
gldd  'to  .or  if  you  caro  to  moke  an  appointment,  I  will  como  dOwnto 


/W3-  '(■ 


November  2tsth.  , 

.  ,  .  " 

Messrs.  Karris  £  Robinson,  Bs 
Hartford,  Conn. 

Ildar  Sirs:- 

Rof orrir.f.  to  your  favor  of  the  30th.  ir.st.,  I  do  not 
at  all  bolievu  in  the  sehoino  you  propose.  My  experience  is  th.v 
if  w0  depend  upon  other  peoples  boilers' and  onmnos,  our  liphto 
are  not  satisfactory. 

Very  truly  yours, 

Thomas  A,  Edison  Oonstn.  Uopt, 

.  w  y-S'i'  - 


/yrs-// 


.'lovonbar  ..i:th. 

.Tamos  Harris,  Hsci. fincty, 

Pallcfonto,  I’onna, 

Hour  f.‘ir:~ 

Vi’o  bop  tu  confirm  the  addition  of  ,  aprooii  upon 
by  yoursol  f  and  our  Hr.  Rich  to  bo  paid  us  in  consideration  of 
lucruasinit  the  aisio  of  tiio  buiJdj.ni;.  Maid  payment  ^to  bo  in  addi¬ 
tion  to  tho  amount .ait rood  upon  in  our  contract  with  you  for  the 
erection  of  your  contra]  station  plant.' 

Very  truly  yours, 

Thomas  A.  Kdison  Constn.  Ocpt. 

'  - 


Attorney, 


/r/3-//  - 


"Amt.  1  oonarrt,  Ke<i. 


3  ot 


Wo  havo  your  i 

asked  pointed] y  x'or  ur 
oir  whether  wo  v/oro  in  <• 


o  favors  of  tho  .ff'tth.  inst,,  Which  do 
on  for  your,  wanti  nj>  to  dray/  --ilCX). 
o:<].‘3  an at ion  froiii  you,  as  wo  wan  tod  to 
rovin  ./our  accounts,  'Vi 3  3  you  picas 

;  confess 


V*°  have  your  now  form  the  use  fox-  which  v/o  do  not  under¬ 
stand.  Tf  you  have  any  nov/  forms  or  anything  olso  nov/,  will  you 
-  ploase  let  your  ideas  flow  in  the- direction  of  this  office  and  not 
to  Mr.  Jonhs  or  any  other  manager  of  local  companios.  We  wish  to 
]iavo  tho  privilege  of  deciding  what  is  tho  best .fora  to  use,  and 
v/o  aro  very  plod  to  have  any  suggestions,  but  v/o  wish  to  pass  upon 
thorn  before  they  are  communicated  outsido. 

T  send  you  by  this  mail  a  booh  of  "Questions  5  Answers” 
This  booh  is  for 


which 


'  X  shall  be  glad  to  have  from  you  such  a  report  as  you 
is  from  Brockton  as  to  tho  number  of. lights  burning  Sc. 
i  sond  your  ansv/ors  to  tho  questions  hero. 

Very  truly  yours, 


///> 


Novombor  2isth.  0 


<i,  P.»  Lyons,  Esq; 

Center  Street, 

Dorchester  Station, 

Boston,  Mass, 


Dear  Sir:- 

Mr.  o’.  V/i  Wilbur  informs  mo  that  you  v/ould  liko  to  havo 
a  position  as  canvasser  with  us.  If  you  care  to  eomo  on  imracd- 
iatoly  v/o  can  sond  you  out  to  work. 

Very  truly  yours,  . 

Thomas  A.  Edison  Constn.  Dot. 


Messrs.  Marl. 3  a  i  i:ull, 

0.  3  oek  Hex  07, 

Hotroit,  Mich. 

:>oar  fiirs:- 

V/q  have  your  favor  of  tho  iiyth.  inst.  and  in 
Imv  t.  aa»  that  w  »il)  cac  tl-.a,M.a,u0  „  mmmmt 

i-rand  Haven,  and  v/i31  leave  Miles  out  as  su&eostod, 

V/«  have  boon  compel  loci  to  withdraw  Mr.  Go  ok  a  from 
territory  temporarily,  but  he  will  return  thoro  insiao  of  t 
Very  truly  yours, 

Thomas  A.  Kdison  Gonstn,  Dopt, 


TopJy. 

after 


Novanbor  2btli.  Iub2, 

'H,  I',  Ov/o]  3  oy  Jr.  Esq.  Troas. 

J'.iD  3  Rivov,  Mass. 

Hoar  Kir:- 

Vfo  have  your  favor  of  tho  20th.  inst.,  and  vory  much 
ro-rot  that  tho  second  ttJ&Olirht.  mac  hints  has  not  boon  shipped,  but 
s/v:  had  trouble  with  tho  castings,  which  v/hois  delivered  to  us  proved 
ilMfectj vo  and  v/o  bad  to  have  a  now  set  mado,  Our  Supt.  p romisos 
no'./  to  ship  the  machine  by  Saturday  or-  Monday  at.  tins  latest. 

‘i'hfj  various  articles  you  refer  to  sVs* dinning  shall  be  supplied. 

.  Vory  -truly  yours. 

The  Edison  ttachiisc  vforl.  s, 
liy 


November  <st5th, 


A.  A.  Cowles,  Esq. 

.  IV  Cliff  Street,  City. 

My  Hoar  Sir:- 

Wo  have*  haii  the*  battery  which  you  sont  for  tost  duly 
tested,  and  (tiyo  you  bolow  our  tost  or1  a  roport;- 

Intornal  rocistaneo,  one  ohni:  strength,  1.1b  volts: 
current,  1.1b  amperes.  Whim  put  on  short  circuit  it  runs  down 
very  quietly. 

Our  tostor  reports  that  ho  duos  not’ third;  at  all  -.roll  of 
tho  battery. 


Very  truly  yours, 

J2 — 

j 


i??3'H-2-  r 


November  2l>th.lUU3. 

Gustav  Soldan,  Esq,  Supt. 

•'104  Goerck  Street,  City. 

Dear  Sir!- 

.  T  am  getting  into  very  sorious  trouble  indood  a.t  tho 

'long  do  lay  in  connection  with  the  shipment  ol’  tho  330  ’light 
machine  for  Pall  River.  I  really  think  that  the  matter  should 
hnvo  boon  hurriod  a  little  more  than  it  has  been,  and  I  must  in¬ 
sist  that  this  inachino  mkkX  bo  shippod  to  Pall  Rivor  immediately. 
Unless  wc  aro  a  littlo  rnoro  prompt  on  our  shipments  vro  shall  not  a 
vory  bad  reputation.  it  must  -now  bo  six  or  seven  weeks  since  T. 
asked  that  tho  machine  be  got  ready. 

1-1  oas$j|!|gjj^jic  know  absolutely  by  boaror  v/hon  tho  mac  hi  no 
.will -leave  ..pne  shop,  as  1  must  telegraph  to  Pall  Rivor  this  morning 
1  may  say  that  tho  Pall  Rivor  Company  aro  prevented 
from  lighting  a  mill  and  getting  a  largo  payment  on  a  big -contract 
in  consequence  of  our  delay,  and  thoy’ naturally  fool  tho -opposite 
of  satisfied. 

Very  'truly  yours J 

■  Tho  Edison  Mae hino  Works, 

■ 


uy  . 


Novombor  2uth,  3 


U.  H*  faintor,  list;. 

Box  Uli, 

Washington,  D.  0. 

Boiond  faintor:- 

Di  you  over  not  a  lot tor  from  mo  asking  for  a  map 
of  tho  United  States;  Our  'office  is  starving  for  ono. 

Cannot  you  manage  to  got  one  for  us? 

Vary  truly  yours, 

-,;y 


/ssz  n -a  zr 


/  f  ?  S' //".->  f 


MuVOmbor  iJbtli. 


P.  B,  Shaw,  Ksq. 

'  .  'Vi]  ]  iamsj.o 

^oar  Sir:~ 

Ur.  Edison  insists  /I 
us  to  canvass  CarlisJo 
to]*if»rara  intho  offioo 

one,  I  have  a  tologram  if-join  you  toll  inf  us  to  canvass  Wolls- 
bovoiifh,  and  v/o  hojo  t.u  s/o pel  a  canvasser  thorn  Monday  or  Tuesday 
at  tho  latest.  Will  yo^i  /ploaso  lot  mo  '-know  at  your  oarly  convon- 


i  j hat  you  toiopraphod  him  instructing 

’onn/i.  T  liavb  no  ronord  of  any  such 

I  \ 

ioW  do  T  roedl]  oc  t  .over  having  rocoivod 


ibrico  v;h other  you  tolaynajj 


' 

VliorJu: 

uy  ‘ . 

;\  ' 


hod  Mr.  Edison  desiring  a  canvas  mada  of 


Carlislo,  and  if  not  v/h|()t)jior  you  tolcprapho\  any  one  else,  us  ho 
may  havo  hoard  of  it  tj/ruiph  'other  channels?  \ 


Vory  truly  yours,  •  \ 

A.  Edison  Ooiiatn.  Dopt\ 


1  j: 


j 


that  it  woul (I  bo  vory  poor  policy  0:1  tho  part  of  your  Company  to 
undertake  to  clo  any  wiring  itself.  Our  oxporionco  is  that  in 
frich  cases  tho  local  company  Iran  a  vory  groat  deal  of  trouble 
with  tho  consumers  in  col  1  •■oti»;:  their  bills,  and  wo  find  it  tho 
host  policy  to  httvo  an  outside  party  do  tho  wiring  of  houses  in 
tho  same- method  in  which  this  is  doiio  at  Shamokin.  T  am  trying  to 
arrange  with  Hr.  Floyd  to  do  your,  wiring  at  t!  t .  Carmel .  T  think 

this  would  bo  tho  most  economical  thing  for  you-  to  do.  Floyd  is 
tho  man  that,  does  the  -work  at  Shamokin.  Ho  is  within  oasy  roach 
of  M t. 'Carmel ,  and  in  connection  with  tho  Shamokin  work  should,  bo 
able  to  handle  the  work  more  economically  than  a  local  man  at  tit. 
Camel  could,  ii^&you  have  no  objection  to  tho  work  being  uono  by 
Floyd,  -=34  my  only  object  in  suggesting  him  is  os  stated  ahovo, 

Vory  truly  yours, 

Thomas  A,  Edison  const n.  Dopt. 


iris-ii'2  f 


Kovoiotoor  atsth. 

K.  Stilv/oll , 

fjonJo  r-ark,  hi.  J.  '  ' 

I'oar-  Sir:- 

Sr.  ««■*«,  XWM  Shat  tho  b„„„  ro„„.,M 

r~"  tll“  H*""*"*  mm  W»«  4mm  fc-.tho  haoao  a,  ,,art. 
Thi.,  «*»►  i.  tk.  rnowrty  uf  the  K,ii„«n  Electric  light  « 

'  «.*.«.  is  wwmh,  fa ,  ti,  c«o.  Tho  doe  *»,,  b„ 
fiont  Jiack  iw;iortiat»»Jy. 


/W  -ll'JS 


hiovombor  2bth.  '  3 


H.  o.  Stratton,  Esq.  .. 

35  Olivor  St root, 

Boston,  Mass. 

Boar  Sir:- 


Roforring  to  your  favor  of  the  iS7th.  inst,',  I  do  not 
KnoY/.whoro  you  can  buy  tho  duplicating  ink  you  refer  to,  but  X 
havo  some  in  stock  that  I  arc  not  at  prosont  using,  and  shall  bo 
glad  to  lot  you  havo  sarno  at  cost  if  you  will  lot  ino  know  how 
much  you  vmnt,.  • 


Very  truly  .yours, 


/f  r<3-//-  .2  f 


November  £uth, 

-1.  Sprarue,  Esq.  , 

Brockton,  Mass. 

Ooar.Pir:- 

Ploase  lot  us  know  at  /our  convenience  how  your  friend, 
wno  is  at  the  Brockton  station  with-you,  is  posted  on  our  work 
Is  ho  capable  of  taking  care  of  a  station?  Also  has  he  a  suffic¬ 
ient  mechanical  knowledge  to  allow  of  his  fitting;  up  aho  interior 
of  a  station?  Also  please  lot  us  know  his 'name  and  how  wo  can 
roach  him,  as  wo  wont  to  see  about  puttin/f  him  ori  our  olectrical 
staff.  Also  what  was  his  oxpon  once  before  ho  wont  to  Brock  ton 
with  you. 


Vory  truly  yours, 
Thomas  A.  Edison  Constn.  Dopt, 

Sri 


/tth-n-jf 


November  3t>th,  3 

K.  j,  sprupuo,  Rsq, 

iirochton,  Mass. 

Do  nr  Sirs- 

Will  you  please  arrange  to  return  to  New  Yor  at  the 
oarliost  possible  moment.  You  should  loavo  thinos  so  that  Mr. 
Jonhs  can  permanently  f-et  on  without  any -assistance  from  us. 

It  is  -mito  tune  wb^of^sgthom  to  run  thini-.s  by  thorns..! ves. 

Very  truly  yours, 

Thomas  A.  Edison  Constn.  Dept. 

l,y  /S~4  ■ 


iffs-n-* 


Ooori'o  H.  Bliss,  Esq.  Oonoral  Sujt. 
Chicago,  ills. 

Boar  Si  r:  - 


Poforranc  to  your  favor 
1-loaso  lot  iw  have  a  minute  account 
tho  autocratic  regulator,  and  I  ail) 


it'  -Wrc).  m? t . ,  win  y0u 


aver  to  give  you  e.  remedy 


Very  truly  yours. 


/  <r 


November  *!iJth. 


Oharlos  Hatcholor,  Esq, 
laris,  I'ranco, 

My  Dear  Betcholor:- 

Vi3  3  you  pi  ooso  lot  mo  bavo  an"  explanation 
oi1  the  enclosed,  Which  appears  in  tbo  Defoe t  Book  for  Movomb.or 
y-lth. 

"Extract  of  letter  from  Mr.  Honms,  at  Milan  to  Mr. 
but  cl  i  ol  or.  Oct,  ££.  lbtoi  -  “Tho  Aminp.ton  £  Kims  engines  work, 
badly.  Wo  seldom  can  run  a  mpht  without  changing  thorn  off  unco 
or.  twice  durinr  tho  evening.  it  sooesa  impossible  to  hoop  thorn  to 
tho  work ,  and  up  to  now  it'  takes  .lust  twice  as  much  oil  that  a 
“Porter”  does.  • 

Y/o  have  had  another  accident'  with  a  Porter  supine  by 
brooking  tho  crank  pin.  This  makos  two  pines  that  wo  have  brokon 
and  I  find  that  both  pines  wore  defective,  and  that  cracks  wore  in 
tho  steel  v/hon  put  ur." 

Very  truly  yours, 


/(p/J'/z  -j?  e 


November  2l<th.lUti3, 

finOrgo  j(.  HI  iss,  JSsq,  (iolo ral  Sup>t. 

Chicago,  Ills, . 

Hoar  f.iir:- 

Vo  have  your  various  Jot. tors  making  complaints  about 
defective  armatures. 

In  “I”  armature  Mo, lib, A  we  found  a  piece  of  a  knife 
blade  stick inn  between  two  commutator  bars.  This  certainly  was 
not  done  in  cur  shop,  an  it  would  have  bon::  apparent,  before  the 
armature  left  the-  shop,  as  the  aiuaturo  was  tested  before  no  sent 


“K”  ho,  lO/i,  A  res  shipped  at  a  time  when  wo  were  chang¬ 
ing  Suporintondont.fi,  and  tins  may  have  caused  the  troublo,  as  ,v/o 
cannot  place  on  anybody  tho  responsibility  of  shipping  tho  armature 
referred  to,  "  " 

Vory  truly  yours, 


The  Kdi: 


n  llachi: 


Works. 


>:ovombor  *Jt;th, 


C,  II.  Coo];  u,  Ksq, 

J'ost  Office, 

Williamsport,  '  l’onna. 

Hoar  fsirj- 


l7h on  you  f-'pt  through  at  Williamsport  you  uro  to  ,"o  t,o 
liattlo  crop],,  Mich.,  after  that,  you  will  probably  havo  to  canvas 
Hillsdale,  as  Mosers.  H&rl.le  t  Pel 3  have  decided  te  drop  out 
,liiloc,  but  thoy-  will  however  advise  you. 

Very  truly  yours, 

Thomas  <>.  Edison  Oonstn.  Copt. 


/  m>3.  // 


i-  Novontbor  afcth, 

Tho  Araiin/s  ton  ft  Sims  Co. 

Provi  clones,  K.  T. 

Dear  Sirs:- 

V/o  desire  to  pat  another  pulley  on  tha  U*y  s  10  on^in 
-  -v  £>*»*■!— 
nov/  as  to  onablo  as  to  ran  two  machinor^of  ono 

half.  caj  nci  i  y  or  tho  pros  or  it  machino  now  attached  to  tho  cngii 
rol'crrcd  to. 

Very  truly  yours, . 

Thomas  A.  Edison  Constn,  Duj.t. 


./f?3r  H'  A  9 


0,  li.  Cook,  Fa.> 


November 


I  yon  a  you  ay  this  mil  a  my  or 

WiJlinmpuit  fi'iiu  which  you  will  gather  whom  we  pnoposo  runninR 
our  mins  in  tii.it  city.  The  canvass  was  made  tucordiw:  to  the 
via  rules  of  tho  I'dison  Electric'  J-jfiht  Company,  and  is,  in  our 
opinion  v.ory  defective.  W<>  want  yon  to  make  on  entirely  new 
canvass'  of  Will  inn-sport  and  to  -take  mono  territory  extending  boy- 
ond  Aop.doi.iji  street.  You  must  of  courso  be  very  careful  to  take 


tin)  whole'  outside  where  we  now  propose  to  run  our  mains  and  as 
uch  more  its  possible.  1'hi  s  'work  should  be  done  by  yen  as 
i.im'tlV  -a  poasj Hlo,  and  each  day  you  should  send  forward  the 


result' of  your  previous  nights  work  as  we  are  to  plot  the  canvass 
as  rjiiickly  as  possibly  and  can -do  this  *«>  better  advantage  i  r  wo 
have  daily  reports  from  you.  Tt‘  is  also  very  important  that  you 
should  conduct  your  work  without  lottinr  the  local  people  know  the 
object  of  your  visit,  us  wo  propose  closing  tho  contract,  on  tho  old 
canvass  and  desire'  this  new  unnVass  made  for  our  own  info  motion. 
The  importance  of  getting  through  this  work  rapidly  yon  will  ro- 
.cogui'zo  when  7  toll  you  that  wo  expect  to  close  tho  Will  ink-sport 
Contract  on  Monday  next  and  start  our  work  thorn,  whereas  wo  will 


itn-ii'S  ° 


November  30th.  3 

15,  1!,  Johnson,  l?oq, 

3D3  Avenue  13,  City, 

My  Dear  Johnson 

•  1  wish  you  mulct  look  into  tho  trouble  with  tho 
a-tomatie  regulator,  with  relation  to  which  you  will  find  several 
items  from  Chicago  in  Defect  Hook,  34th,  'Noto.ombor,  If  you  will 
five  your  immediate  attention  to  this  matter  you  wi-11  obliRO, 


Very  truly  yours, 


hi Juno,  Italy. 


liontlVimm 


I'  a  lor.  t 


"l*  fa vo 
which  ' 


of 


)  h.?.v. 


.1" 


fcoasi's  del 
perfectly 


•oqtfmst  for 


*  contai 
rodncti 


>003  va (|  from 
>d  therein  are 
)  in  the  price 

of  nor.  loss  tnun  no  per  cont  is  very  unreasonable.  If  sockets 
v/ere  sent'  you  frohi  Mor/niiann  r.  Oe.  such  as  yon  send  n  sample  of 
it  was  an  error  whieh  could  be  ‘rectified  by  allowing  you,  as  borg- 
mann  f-  Co.  suggest,  the  difference  botv/ocn  t.ho  price  of  the  two 
sockets','  namely,  in  cents.  Those  sont  yon  were  not  roughly  made 

but  simply  a  socket  which  we  use  fan  factory  work.  We  cannot  nn- 

....  /Kiyioi-6^ 

dorstand  ho.v  there  can  be  so  rjuch  ■^BtorowsoHoa-n  ^thont  inasmuch  us  • 

to  are  using  the  same  sockoi.  hero  rifjht  along.  '"Jie  infnimation 

you  ask  regarding  other  matters'-  has  been  sont  forward  to  you  and 

the  various  material  requisitioned  for  by  you  has  all  been  ordered. 

l"-y  private  secretary,  Hr.  Instill,  is  going  to  F u rope  early  in  Doc- 


Ht.  Inaull , 


t? 

6 

/  f/3  J/ 

...  H 

<*%■: 

'  .  ’  pi.-'  re 

ijQr  and  v/iifin  in  Paris  ho  hop  os-  to  no  t 

a  settlement  or  the  out' 

mdinp  account 

■Vtainst  yont  Company. 

Tt  is  unc or tain  whether 

will  bo  able  i 

fft  ■■■■>  i'ar  an  Milan 

.  Tf  ho  doos  not  ho  wii; 

;roscnt  our  vU 

'wo  to  the  Paris  Co. 

I  shall  fool  vary  much 

‘appointed  if  1: 

io  comes  back  without  a 

complete  settlement,  of 

’  o n't  st  a? id  inn  « 

iHiJii  against  you  inasmuch  as  v;o  hnvo  hud  to  paj 

total  aiiioimt 

and  ha vo  by  no  moans  re 

.•coived  reimbursement  for 

November  30th.  3 


Messrs.  Mnrklo  S  Hull, 

P.  0.  Hox  U7, 

Detroit,  Mich. 


Dear  Sirs:- 

Your  favor  of  tha'j&W;  inst.  was  rocoivod  this  morn- 
inc.  we  v/ill  send  Mr.  Cooko  or;  "another  canvassor  back  into  your 
.territory  Vfithin  tho  next  fov/  days. 

Very  truly  yours, 

Thomas  A.  'Edison  Coristn.  Dopt. 


/  tys-  /l' So 


hnvoinlwr  Wf'tfu 


John  i*.  l-uijiii'y,  i’r.4* 

tio  s  ion ,  Ir.itaa. 


Pof •sfrinu  to  your  rnvor  or  thn  auth.  inst.  ir  you 
.viil  iTivo  inn  tho  name  or  a  star,  ion  or  in  Boston  who  would  carry  n 
stock  o/'  duplicating  ink,  T  would  arranpo  wjtsh  him  to  supply  it. 


Very 


yours, 


vA 


/f?3-  n-3o 


Poforrini*  to  your  favor  <>r  the  JJIT.h.  ,  ■*« 
have  only  ,in st.  not  yoor  map  of  fainxxJISItx  Ohillicotho  fin  is  hod. 

1  no-/  imnd  yon  same  by  t.hja  imiil  under  separate  eovor  and  shall 
bo  Rind  if  you  ’./.ill  not  1:10  central  at at  i <-n  lots  within  rh.o  p.i’or 
marked,  '  T  shall  also  bo  Rind  if  jrt.tr  will  have  thn  enclosed  spo- 
ci'il  report.  v/i Hod  up  and  rot  it r;:o;i  at  the  «nrl  i  erst  possible  fion- 
ont.  T  ,io  not  think  that  this  town  /nultl  stand  noj-o  than  an 
•Hi'1  li/’h.t  plant.  If  you  will  return  the  map  with  control  station 
lota  iniUontod  and  also  the  apodal  report,  1  v/ill  push  throURh 

Very  truly  yours, 


iiovoinboj*  fjOthi 


i inrmor ,  Fnfj. 


-los'lin,  c  mutiny. 


j;our  favor  Without  da  to  uuj.io  to  hand  yest-erda,-.  T 
.iJ.li  unswoi;  it  at  loiif'th  within  a  day  or  so.  I.  y  Kcorotnry  1  r. 
los.IlV  ,,ui  uo  in  thi,  hil„  ,.„d  .n,cc,„ii,».  h„  o 

to  R,f  »«  WU  and  .ill  try  to  no  ou.inoao  mtn  j„„i- 

j.-any.  Will  you  picas  a  auvi  so  of  your  j 
•in  London  v/ru  bo 


:  your  iivvauionts.  I:js  ;>ddrn 


S.  Tnsull,  .Jr. 


Crosaont , 
Iiondon,  ii*.  o. 
l-'njTland. 


'  v/il]  probably  arrive  tin 


nut  the  if)  th.  of  Or  sen- 


/W-  //-  3  o 


i-'o  yr>if!|)(')- 


ro 


Monsrs  tin rtvsann  *  Co. 

Conslomon:  - 

Wo  have 

Tiffin  ;i>'  I'Jiicji  ho  says  chut  you 
Church  Commit too  at  Tiffin'  as  ‘iu 
l!r.  ‘>huw  tola  ti:e  Coi.jiiitf.oo  that' 
l  r.  Wa'Ximv  asks  us  which  is  sorra 
discoun't  quoted  by  you  j.a  correct. 
-iUoo  Wore  than  'lr;  |, or  con  t,  on  «■ 
Voi-y  truly  y, 
Thoi.ius  A.  PfUaon,  (.'wis f. : 


a  telcj;rni:i  froi.i  hr.  VTahinr  at 
riavo  quoted  ir>  por  cent  to  a 
discount  on  natures  choroas 
jour  discount  v/nsi  :.;■)  por  coot. 

!t  and  T  hiv/,.  a  him  that  the 

y»  it  Hot.  pOS'Il  bid  {}}■  yy|,  tw 


^  /I 


>  ZZS-lh  3o 


Hovnmbor  MOth. 


I'.  R.  Rpton,  Rsi[. 

J  uog  to  enclose  you  lottqr  from  Coui- 
i.afjni'c/  Cor.tlnontalc  l'diaon.  I  v.  Kdsoon  has  requested  tic  to  take 
this  mutter  in  ii  nan  d  and  whilst  'in  1’aria  tr.  open  a  nopotaation 
with  tho  Uoinp^f'nio  Continent alo-  on  tJio  followiiif'  basis: 

\7o  to  have  the  right  to  sell  ismipK  to  any  of  their  li¬ 
censees  at  such  prices  aa  no  in  ay  ourselves  Uosi  Vo  co  quote  to  them 
out  So  pay  tno  Compagnic  Conti  noiitalc  a  royalty  of  one  cent  a 
lamp  on  all  lumps  so  sold,  '"in*  iloi.ipa.qnj  o  Coil',  monuulo  to  un— ' 
dor  take  not'  to  soil  lamps  outside  of  thoir  territory.  This  ap¬ 
plies1  yiirnichlarly  to  1'nr'lnnd.  ‘./ill  you  please  lot  mo  have  your 
views'  on  this  subject  m  '.-/ritinr;,  ns  1*.  is  an  important  matter  and 
T  ait  1)  to  bo  in  perfect  accord  with  you  in  anything  T  may  do  in 


Poforring  to  yonr  favor  or  the 


inst.  we  round  or.  »:V.  Tnniai's  return  to  Mow  York  that  wo 
Juitl  already  wado  12  determinations  in  order  to  got  the  ennfrnet 
for  ’i'irrin  so  v/o  thought  wo  /oiil'd  give  Tiffin  a  little  rest,  and 
that  is  the  reason  you  have  not  had  any  further  determination. 

T  return  yon  he.  ev/it.h  hr.  Finn's  letter  with  some  personal  notes 
or!-.  ir  d  is  on  theroon  which  -'.ill  give  you  Mio  data  an  v/hi  ch  to 
reply  to  that  rent lei-an. '  With  relation  to  lighting  the  ot,..*oSfl 


of  Oynthaniii  this  would  be  dealt  with  in  precisely  the  name  wan¬ 
ner  as  lighting  the  houoos.  Tf  our  mains  ran  through  the  streets 


v/o  Wo uld  'just  wake  a  connection  to  a  fixturojjgjn  a  polo,  but  i»- 

aa,iuuh’  as  cAir  wains  as  a  vulo  run  through  the  alloys  we  should  bo 

euwpoiW  to  put  up  special  polo  linos  which  would  really  represent 

so  inuch  insido  wiring.  If  street  lights  are  required  it  should 

be  so  indicated  on  the  Oynthanitf  ma^  whon  it  is  returned  to  us 

so  that  wo  can  allow  for  the  wain  carrying  them  in  making  our  j 

datonnanat ion.  We  would  not  include  in  our  estimate  the  running  I 
'fyCuu  -fp'  7*a.lvtUi  ■ 

of^pble  lines  ^unless  y«5u  sA  desire.  V/o-  could  however  make  a 
supplementary  estimate  to  cover  this  point.  It  certainly  would 


yU"  ««*-«  in  mjm(.  , 

'  ton  mul 


/  tell  Mil  til  wo  p„ 
»#  **,Jlato  our  mains 


>  above  data  f,eom 


0ur  ,flethod  is  to  cal- 


'  lal°  our  mains  to  earn-  a 

"r  ,llp(1jr 

rrh.s  m  thr.  .^si doners.  ir  t,K«v  t 

‘  -  'r  *°  enpply  lights  in  th» 

a  roots  as  won  tj, „y  Im..t  ^ 

■  ' ry  30  Moro  current.  'i|lftrn 
■  -an  run  tJu-ou.-fh  the  main  streots  ...»  , 

tho  sai  ..  ?,t,'aCh  °,,v  a*l»  to 


us  aboyo  stated. 

*'  »«  =hn.a„  h„„ 

'OCi.ll  polos. 

V(;vy  truly  yours, 

Thomas  A,  W/H  -im  , . 

?  NmmW 


iXSd-il'  3o 


-No voi.ioor  uC’ 


inst*  •vol,!’  statcaiont  Elijah 

mrr  Mm  u>  chock  your  r.tntr 
tho  s  tn  f.ouont  rrndi'vod  t,».  t, 
your  check  for  $100. 


Pororrin*?  to  your  Payor  or  the  »Hh. 
11  !,Pnd  ,,s  rt<>™  Affroo  with  that 

o  v/rir,  ton  to  Ho*  Orlnono  to  him  ask- 

i,nd  ir  ^  tom  w«do  a  mistake  in 
Vc-i^ 

>y  fib*  wo  will  Ji*.r,|ioteiy  honor 


Vory  truly  yours, 


/ttt-fl’3  o  ■ 


Wovoiabor  30th.  3 

0.  I?,  Chinnock,  Esq. 

:^>7  Pearl  Street,  City. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Mossrs.  Phojbps,  Dodge  9  Co.  tiro  vory  anxious  to  have 
about  fifty  lights  installed  in  fchbir  offioo. 

Will  you  please  invootigato  thoi-r  lamp  hours' and  advise 
me  as  to  tho  mat  tor,  as  I  should ‘liko  to  oblige  thorn  in  cotnpl  ianco 
with  tho  request  of  my  fnorid  Hr.  Cowl  os,  of  the  Ansonia  brass  & 
Copper  Co.  Probably  you  could  givo  thorn  a  less  number  of  lights 
than  they  ask  for,  which  lights  would  yiold  a  good  average  lamp 
hoiirbV 

Very  truly  yours, 


December  lst.luua, 


Messrs.  Macphorson,  Willard  ffi  co. 

Hordontown,  a.  j. 

Doer  Sirs:- 

I  wired  you  yostorday  that  your  foryin 
poor  iron  in  consouuonco  of  :»  complaint  received  f 
our  superintendent.  Wo  loft,  tho  Bridgeport  Porpo 
ordered  our  materia]  from  you  mainly  on  account  of 


iron  being  somewhat  poor.  As  the  prices 

/ n ( 


n  bac! 


iracti  colly  tho  same,  gj  would ^uggost  that  you  sea 
next  time  you  are  in  town  and  then  coma  up  and  see 
matter. 

1  tun.  fully  av/aro  that  oho  ordors -you  navi 
only  rocoivod  on  tlio  a3rd.  November,  blit  if  you  car 
you  will  nroatly  favor  U3. 

Very  truly  yours, 

Tho  Edison  Machine  Works, 


ys  ware  made  of 
rom  Mr  Soldan, 
pooplo  and 
tho  tiridpoport 
!i  of  you  are 
Mr.  Soldan  tho 
ina  about  tho 

s.in  hand  v/oro 
i  hurry  thorn 


Becomb.or  1st. 


H.  if.  lloffmann,  Esq;  1-rost,  • 

Ohio  Edison  Electric  Installation  Co.  ' 

Cincinnati,  Ohio. 

•Door  Sir:-  • 

We  have  thfo  ploasuro  to'  acknov/lodge  receipt  of  your 
favor  of  tho  afath;  ul  to,  enclosing  contract  for  the  erection  of  a 
central  station  plant  at  Middletown,  Ohio  for  300  lights,  contract 
amounting  to  S13,600,'.U  ” 

Wo  return  yoii/ horowith  ' tho  contract,' which  you  will  ' 
notice  is  signed  “The  l4lison  Eloctric  Illuminating  Company  of 
Tho  nan'/  Middletown  should  bo  fillo.d  in  and  the 
soal  of  tho  Company  at/tachod. 

V#  also  sojid  you  horoWith'  a!  duplicate'  copy  of  tlio  con¬ 
tract"  iiufy  oxaeutodr  By  us.  . . 

Wndor  same  cover  wo'r  afiqi  vo'd  your"  draft  on  tho  Uni  tod 
States  Hank  of.  York  for  ^2,l'3p,  arid  draft  oh  Francis  R,"  Upton 
for'SljS-ia.fia  j Wo  will  somi  yon's  receipt  for  those  rem'itVah'c'bs 
as  soon  as  Mr.  i^tj^n1  accepts  his  draft. 

We  would  bo  glad  to  receive  a  list  Of  the  stockholders 
of  tho  Uiddlotown  tympany,  so  as"  to'  give  us  an  opportunity  of 
inquiring  into  it  j/  s[t  ability  and  financial  standing.  This  will  bo 


:o  •. 

A 

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Doisouber  1st. 

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7 

unnocossary,  however,  ij‘  /oi 

i  will  give  us  an  under  tail  mg  that  your 

•  / 

Installation  Company  guarantees  the  contract  v/ith  tho  Middletown 

.  ,/ 

Company. 

Our  understanding' 

v/ith  Hr.  Stuart  was  that  those  contracts 

wore  .to  b.o  mado  with  tho  Installation  Company  itsoli1  and  not  v/ith 

the  local  companies. 

Vory  truly  yours, 

Thomas  ; 

lidison  Cdnstn.  Dept. 

Py  ,) 

■  J 

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Enclosure.  .  j 

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;  ' ' 

/  tS$-i*-o3 


j  Occombor  3rd.  3 

A.  S.  Cow] os,  Esq.  Sooty. 

39  Clirr  Street,  City. 

J»ar  sir:- 

T  enclose  you  horov/ith  throe. notes  dated  the  lath. 
November,  ono  for  54,9.30.10  duo  March  13th. ,  another  for  54,903.30 
dud  April  15th.  and  another  for  So, 007,73  duo  May  13th.  in  settle¬ 
ment  of  the  open  account  with  you  as  arranged. 

v/iiJ  you  ploaee  achriowiodt'6  receipt"  arid  eblifo, 

Very  truly  yours, 

Thomas  A.  Edison  Conatn,  Dept. 


Anti  rows,  r'.sq, 

I'o]  ]  Rivor,  Mass. 

Vfo  send  you  by  oxpross  half  dozon  Copioa.of  tho 
and  Hoil or  questions. 

Any  on^inoorr.  applying  for  a  position  should  answer 
questions,  and  you  should  boo  that  .they  do  this- whil o  you 
rosent.-  9o  not  allow  thorn  to  take  tho  quostions  homo,  as 
not  want  thorn  to  have-  any  outsido  assistance  in  onoworint; 
ostions. 

Vary  truly  yours, 

Thomas  A.  Edison  Consh.  Dopt. 


/  f  / 3-  Iji  '  03 


December  3rd.  3 


V>.  Si.  Andrews,  Esq. 

Kal3  River,  Mass, 


near  Sir:-  .  ■  " 

'He  havo  decided  that  horoaf tor  wo  wi!3  pick  tho  rosis- 
taaco  3  cirnjjs  used  in  tho  test  banks,  Tho  vo3ts  may  bo  low,  but 
iis  you  propose  to  have  the  bank 3  separate  from  tho  lino,  justto 
afford  a  load  for  teaUni?,  this  >113'  not  mat  tor,  V/o  can  tuno  tho 
candle  j over  down  with  a  fluid  resistance.  llavo  you  any  objec¬ 
tions  to  this  course? 


Very  truly  yours, 
Thomas  A,  Edison  CotisU.  .'Dept, 


»y 


/fSJrlX-oZ 

Oocanibor  3rd.  ■  -3 

ii.  H. .Hoffmann,  &sq.  1‘roel. 

Ohio  Edison  Electric  Installation -Co. 

Cincinnati,  Ohio. 

Dear  Sir:-  ” 

Af.;ain  roi'omnR  to  your  favor  of  i-lovembor  di,th.,  v/o 
bop  to  ackriov/lodpo  receipt.  of  SH,4u<i.33,  boirifV  tvmhtyfivo- per  cont 
of  tha  contract  batv/eon  the  Edison  El octric  TJ  lu^unat.in/1  Company  of 
Middlotov/n  and -myself  and  dated,  said  contraction#  for  the  • 
installation  of  a  Incandescent  light  plant  at  Middletown  ' 

Ohio, 

Vory  truly  yours, 

Thomas  A,  Edison  const n,  Oopt. 


Hocombor  3rd, 


Goorgo  U.  Hopkins,  Esq, 

U57  'for.pl o  Court, 

.  City, 

•  11'jijv.titHir  sxrj- 

1  huv’°  y°u>'  f«vor  ol'  the  1st,  inst.,  and  in  roply 
bop  to that  tho  trouble  is  ]  have  an  arrangomont  with  Mr. 

R.  N.  nyor,  who  has  his' orri  co/lWo,  which  arrangement  T  am  bound 
to  hold  to.  T  will  soo  what  it  can'  do  to  bring  you  into  some  of 
our  law  cases,  ana  it  would  not  bb  a  bad  idoa  for  you  to  remind 
mo'  of  tho  matter  from  time  to  time. 

Vory  truly  yours, 

V- 


/  ?S3-  /2‘ 


.T.  C.  Wolff,  Esq. 


orishoff or  %  Co. 

Exchan po  Mace,  City, 


Hy  Poor  Wolff:- 


Referring  to  your  favor  with  relation  to  the  Soy- 
'm  “***  1  U'1Ct  th0  FV  is  to  tostj.ono  tW  smnor  jllst 

1”"’:  “  10  *“*  •«"•/  «'•  «.  Policy  thM  „3S  boon 

"’’***  rlEh‘  **«*.  i-  -*ot  W  of  «  soctlemont 

can  bo  ir.nac.  •  j  • 

j/ery  tra)ly  yours, 

I  '  -  '1 


S 


JfS3'  /«2'  o3 


Docombor  3rd. 


J.  C.  RAirr,  Esq. 

earn  Y/oorishoffor  £  Co.  • 

34  ICxchanno  1-laca,  City. 

Bjsaftear  .Roiff;- 

......  I  havo  your  l’avor  of  tho  1st. 

Tho  trouble  with  you  is  -vhon  you  undertake  to  do  .a  thing 
you  novor  foil ow  it  up  or  eooio  to  soo  mo  to  find  out  what  procross 
is  boing  made,  I  should  think  that  instead  of  -saiting  patiently 

jk  JUtfAJ 

Tjme^nio  that  you  would  couo  up  horo  and  aoa  mo,  Tho  next  tirao  you 
are  passing  you  had  batter  look  mo  up  and  Vo  will  talk  tl>a  niattor 
ovor.  I  havo  no  idea  of  brooking  any  promises 'to  anybody. 


Very  truly  yours. 


3 


Doeor.ibor  :jrn, 


Messrs.  Armi:)'r;ton  $  Sima  Co. 

irovidonco,  ».  t. 


no* 


V/e  havo  your  account  of  Wovoaibor  aoiih. ,  handed  to  us 

by  ii!r.  Moore, 

>7o  havo  no  bills -for  6hb  "items "of  tho  .-27  tn.  and  doth. 
Ootobo,-  fc.  «*,.  lu  u,o  u,„  „r 

-b..;7,  for  b'inii  gout  B-oclton,  on  ha, ,11,-  ■ 

”  :  '-b.-n-roablr  to  os,  and  huvn  thu-rofuro  sbstainod  from 

“ntl)  *°  W  rurllW*  fro.  ,o„.  «  to  („d 

bhni-eo' for  on, linos  sent  to  Slmuuli„  .7773.,  »  ,,o  >m,to  you, 

.lo-not  thinl.  that  you  should  rtnAV  u.  with  this  on,, In,  until  It 
is  oloarly  ostabliohod  that  the  Lruublnu  at  shomokiu  .rare  our  fault 
iault  of  our  man,  ■  1 1  so  happens  that,  t r. o  mi,, mu  hag  novor 
yot  reached  Shamokin.  -.w- . . 

Dbituetinft  those  various  amounts 'llf.ro  remains  a  balaneo 
or  «7,!l,ia.M,  for  vhMh  »  onnlbso  Wo  notoh  dated  rospoutivoly 
tho  lath,  and  35th.  Uovombor  for  «, 7111.43  sash.  Thoso  „otog 
fall  duo  on  tho  15th.  and  doth,  hubrunry.  Tru.tinn  that  those 
arranpnmohts  mil  provo  aatisfuitory,  „,„i  ronuostin,,  return 

tho  onclosod  vouohoro  sipnod,''  via  bop  to  remain, 

Vory  truly  yours, 


/ST3-/£  _o  3 


-  December  3rd.  3 

Isaac  Walker,  Esq. 

care  Judge  J.  P.  Bunn, 

Tiffin,  Ohio. 

Dear  Sir:-  ■' 

We  received  the  enclosed  letter  -from  Mr.  Bunn  this 
morning.  Please  return  it  after  perusal. 

You  will,  as  he  suggests,  use'  the  paragon  cable  wherever 
possible,  providing  the  customers  are  willing  that  it  be  used. 

Wo  have  a  note  referred  to  us  by  Messrs.  Bergmann  &  Go. 
in  relation  to -mo re  material  asked  for  by  you.  All  your  commun¬ 
ications  as  to  business  matters  should  be  addressed  to  this  office, 
and  anything  you  require  we  will  send  on  to  you,  but  you  must  not 
send  your  ordors-  to  Messrs,  Bergmann  «  Co.,  as  they  simply  refer 
your  communications  to  us  and  wo  have  to  send  them  a  requisition 
instructing  them  to  fill  your  orders. 

We  should  also  like  to  receive  from  you  a  report  as  to 
what  you  are  doing  at  least  two  or  three  times  a  week. 

Very  truly  yours, 

Thomas  A.  Edison  Constn,  Dept. 


f-3,  , 


K.  li.  lord,  Ksq.  Troas. 

Lav/roneo,  Kasa."  • 

Dear  Sir:- 

Tho  t Hu  spare  .inaehinos  which  you  havo  asked  for  v/ill  bo 
shipped  from  horo  on  Wodnosday.  You  will  require  a  4U*  driving 
pull oy  on  bach  side  of  your  11*2  x  10  ongina  and  it  should  be  sot 
to  run  ’at  Hit)  revolutions.  1  to  you  propose  to  havo  tho  nbeossary 
1  ~ 

altorhtibns  to  tho  UJ4  ongiMv  itiado  yourself  or  do  you  want  us 
to  tako  charge  of  ltv  ribasb'  lo'f'us  knot/  at  the ' barliost  possible 
moment.,  as  wo  wish  to  havo  tho' ihiichinbs  running  for  you  as  quickly 
as  'possible,  also  give  us  an " order ‘ iG  cover  tho  necessary  regu-. 
lators,  switches  and  el  octrical. '  v/oVKG  . 

Very ’truly  yours," 

Thomas  A.  Rtfison  Constn.  i)opt. 

*r  '  ^S-|- 


ho comber  4th.  1UK3, 


E.  II.  lord,  Esq.  Tnao. 

'lov/ronco,  Mass. 

Dear  Sir:- 

V/o  oriel  oso  you  harov/ith.  biiio  prints  of  sketches  which 
tho  Construction  Department  pot  up  for  use  in  their  central  sta¬ 
tion  work,  The  200  liRht  machine  runs  at  1,000  revolutions  and 
the  000  liRht  machine  run3  at  1,200.  "/ o  also  enclose  ypu  state¬ 

ment  of  the  rspood  *c.  of  each  machine  wo  now" make, 

V/o  will  havo  the  brushes  you  ask  for  sent  forward  in 
the  course  of  a  few  days. 

Vary  truly  yours, 

Vito  Edison  Machine  works, 


Enclosure, 


/  ?  /3-AS  \otf 


Messrs.  Parl'3  o  f  hall, 

V.  6.  Eox  V--7, 

Detroit,  Mich. 

Dear  Kirs:-  • 

Yours  of  tho  1st!  "iiSst.  to  hand, 
our  Kr.  CooKo  loaves  Williamson  for  Battle  c^^it.hor' 
io-aiovrow  morninrs.  Trusting  that  this,  will  •flip*  sai“ 


,-day  or  to-morrow  « 
lt.faetovy  to  you,  we 


Vst-jr ‘truly  ydurs, 

-  Thoir.de  ft,  VEdicCc  'Con^tr..'  »cH. 


i>oar  Sir:-  ' 

'!la  have  your  favor  of  the  CJOtli,  ulto.  ,  dud  in  rep]  / 
would  sui.!(!ost  shat  you  t'o  to  Ka]  1  JJivor,  ’./lion'  you  have  timo  within 
the  next  woe*  or  no,  and  call  on  our  Mr..  Andrews'  and  lmvo  a  .tolls 
with  him,'  On  receipt  of  his  report  in  relation  to  the  matter 
we  sh.ilD  then  be  able  to  inform  you  whether  we.  can  offer  you  a 
position.  If  we  do  bo,  your  remuneration  to  start  With  would  bo 
very  low,  as'it  would  bo  some time  before  your  services  Would  bo  of 
any  jjrtiat  va3  uo  to  us, 

Mr.  Andrews’  address  "is"  V/,  S.  Andrews,  care  lidison  Kloc- 
tne  Illuminating  uo,,  Pall  RiV'^r,' 

v'ory’ "truly  yours, 

Thomas'  'X. ''  'li'di'son  const' n,  bo'pt . 


•  December  4th. 


U,  H.  fainter,  •  Rsq,  , 

Box  ,  . 

Washington,  D.  C, 

fe-iorid  Painter:  - 

Tho  mar  of  tho  United  .States  came  to  hand  yostor-. 
day.  T  am  vary  much  oblipod  to  you  for  samo, 

.1  cannot  find  that  lot  tor  which  you  state  v/as  writ  ton  to 
you.  Johnson  says  you  only  thou'pKt  "it  was  written  to  you,  and  ho 
informed  mo -that  when  ho  hurito’d  for"  it  ho  could  not  find  it  oithor. 
Very  t’rul y.  yours , 


/f  ?$'  '-2  -oCf- 

Doconbor  4th. 

Messrs..  J.  1’.  Ho(;or3,  Co. 

India  Square, 

Hoston,  Mass. 

Iiavo  your  favor  of  Dooorabor  lot.,  and  iuroply  boc 
to  atata  that  T.  will  communicat'd  with  Messrs.  Cotton  K  Guild  in 
relation. to  tho  ink. 

Very  truly  you're','  " 


/ (p<f 3-/J  -  ot / 


Uocombor  4th,  3 


'I.  0,  ftoiith,  Esq. 

Pbrumuu  of  Construction, 

Rapid  Telegraph  oo. 
Id  Krd’adv/ay, 


Dear  Kiri¬ 


linas. 


1  .hair  bo  CJM  to  is,,  y„„  tf  m  ora  inoJfno|1  to  toko  ^ 
',H'  "  »  «"*•«•*  '**«'  **»  IMM  or  oJooti-U  li„M. 


Yni-Jr  truly;  yours, 
Thomas  A . "  Kill  so  n  Constn.  Doj- 1. 


''713  Baa'll  Schwonk,  Ksq,  I'rcst. 

Mt.Carrnol,  Penn-i. 


V/o  have  your  favoV  oY  ’fac ember  1st. ,'  and  r  or  rot  very 
much  that  “all  tho  portion  hero  are  disgusted  with  the  mining  ramont* . 
A7o  iiro  .doing  all  v/o  can  to  push  tho  work ,  ami  tho  ciatonal,  the 
'supply  of' which  v/b  absolutely,  control,  has  rono  forward. 

(iortaxn  things  wo  havo  to  got  from  but si do  j.artios  nro  being 

pushed  as  .thickly  as  possibltf.- . . 

You  can  purchase  ai’V'ne'c'ossary  material  for  wirowork  from 
Messrs,  iiorgmann  Co, ,  i40i4  Ayonuo  I*, 'Nov/  York.  T  think,  hov/avrar, 
th»  boat  way  would  bo  for  you  Vi  ".’limit  an  amount  you  desire  -  sent 
ami  order  it  through  mo,  arid'il!  would  bo  caroiiil  to  ana  you  not 
oxactiy  what ’you  v/on tod  and  at  the  proper  prices.  I  am  of  tho 
opinion  that  you  would  bo  -  fdr  bet 'tor  aervod  if  you  not  Ployd  of 
'.Slinihukin  to  do  your  wiring, /in  which  caso""ho  would  supply  his  own 
matorial,  as  ho  carries  a  stock  of  it, 

\'ory  truly  yours,; 

■  Thomas  Ar'Rcli son  Gorintn.  Dopt.' 


boconfoor  4th.  M 

?>'.  Andrews,  i?sg, 

.  P.  o. .  Box  r*-ij,  . 

Pall  Kivor,  ?.:u»s. 

Dear  Sir:- 

-h i  onclosn  y«u  herewith  lot, tor  from  Prank  Union  of 
Worcostor,  Mass.  .Vo  havo  inforaod  this  contl oman  that  ho  liar! 
hot, tor  call  on  you  at  Pair  Rivor 'and  havo  a  talk  with  you  in 
ral  at,  ion  to  what  ho  wants.  T  f  ho  do  os  so,  will  you  j.loaro  lot.  us 
hoar  from  you  as  to  tho  mat  tar,  and  if  ho  is  likoly  to -turn  out  a 
flood  man  wo  nurjht  start,  him  as  the  rost  of  tho  nbvicos  in  our 
business. 

Very  truly  yours,  " 

Thomas  X'.'  ’.Edison  Const  si.'  riopt. 


Enclosuro. 


/r<F3-  /j)  ■■  &</. 


Doceinbor  4th.  3 


W.  S.  Andrews,  Esq. 

Kail  Hivor,  Hass. 

boar  sir:- 


Tho  spare  machines  will  bo" "shipped  to  Iav/ronco  by 
V/etlnosday  at  tho  latest.  v/hon  you  go  thoro  to  put?  thorn  up  v/ill 
you  ploase  hoop  an  exact  time  'it '  tokos  oh  tho  machines  used,  as 
thoso  ara  oxtra  and  outside  oi;' our  contract,  and  wo  havo  to  charge 
thorn  for  it.  Aro  tho  foundations  al 3  roady  and  has' tho  Iawronca 
Company  had  thoir  x  Io  online  altered,  so  as  to  carry  a  driving 
juiloy  oh  each  oiid  of  tho  shaft!  1  havo  -written  to 'Mr.  lord  about 
this  liattor  by  to-night*  s  'nraili'  " 


■  Very  truly  yyurs, ‘  ' 

Thomas  A.  ‘Edison ' Cons In! ’hopt. 


/ S S3-/£>  &cf. 


station  v/ill  bo  ready  to  start  up  at  Vail  River,  ac  T  thin),  fir. 
-  Edison  will  iso  uj:  to  start  it,'  anil  I  accordingly  viould  liho  to 
):nov/,  so  that  ho  can  booprcparoY!  at  th'o  ’ tiiao. 


/ ??s-  ja.  -otf- 


Do comber  4th, 


The  Armington  £  f-'ins  Co, 

iTuviiJmsco,  R.  "iT 

Hour  sirs;- 

^uU  v/ill  rn.tico  that  we  ihavo  sent  you-  in  a  number  of 
ordors  for  single  ongirms,  that  is  v/ri  propose  running  thorn'  in 
small  stations  without  a  spare.  1  sp^ho  to  your  lir.  Sims  sometime 
ago  as  to  what  extra  parts  should'1  bo  s^pnt  with  these  engines,  so 
an  to  enable  ouv  men  to  remedy'  a  breakdown  quickly.  Will  you 
please  lot  mo  have  by  return  a  list  of  t\.o  extra  parts  that  you 
thin),  should  go  with  the  V  y  th<  14  a  x  13  engines,  whore 

thoy  a'ro  put  in  a  station  by  thomsolvcs.  ''l  ihdly  attend  to  his 
matter  immediately,  as  i  wish  to  settle  on  our  policy  in  this 
connection  before  1  sail -for  Europe. 

Very  "irul 1/  yours, 

Thomas  /a,  Edison'  Consth.  Dopt. 


;  f  ?  3-  IJ>  -  o  q- 


lKi  comber  4th. 


'7.  f>.  Andrews,  Ksq. 

Kail  River,  .Mass, 

Rear  Sir:- 

V.’c  bop:  to  inform  you  that  we  have  received  a  telegram 
rrojn  sir.  Rich  stutinr  that  the  Tiffin  station 'will  bo  ready  for 
winijR  in  two  wools. 


/fP3-  /Jl  *  Ot/- 


’  s.  •  Andrews,  Esq. 

P.  0.  Box  3:J3, 

Kail  River,  Hass. 

Hoar  Sir:- 

iV'e  want  to  got  up  a  siaal 1  book  ol'  oxampl  oc'%f  wiring  in 
placing  light  a  and  safety  plugs.  The  examples  should  bo  uiado  to 
so  silo  approximately.  Will  you  ploaso  collect  them  as  you  have 
leisure  and  give  sixes  of  wire  used.  J  send  you  two  rough  cojios 
of  book  Riving  sizes  of  wiro.,  oho  for  services  on  throo  wire  system 
and  oho  for  sorvicos  and  insido  wiring  on  two  Wiro  system,  both 
havo  one 'per  cent  drop."'  1  will'  hand  you  to-Vnorrov/  one  for  two  'w«- 
v/iro  syatom  with  two  por  c out  drop."  You  will  notice  that  tho 
lamps  tiro,  all  supposed  to  be  Wide od  at  tho  n r'ifc  ...  Of  course 

this  is  so  with  3orvicos  but'Wot  -so  with  inside  wiring,  but  I 
think' it  best  to  havo  a  surplus  of  wiro  Gorvicos.  T  think  you 
should  hot  have  but  one  per  cent  drop,  but  the  inside  wiring  can 
stand  two  per  cent,  especially  as  it  will  hot  work  bad,  owing  to 
tho  disposition  of  tho  lamps^ 

'  '  Very  truly  yours, 

Thomas  '  A'.  Edison  Oonstn.  Dopt. 


iiocon'.liov  4th.  u 

Rossrs.  Eiuor  fi  .'mend, 

^03  Third  Avenue,  City. 

Dear  Him:-  .  • 

V/o  have  complaints  that ’the  meter  L'et ties  which  you 
sent  out  for  us  have  iron  in  them  it:'  the  form  of  iron  scales. 

This  random  them  absolutely  useless 'for  our  purpose,  as  the  acid 
solution  v/hieh'  v/c  put  in  the  bottle  vt  irTa^i^p^BtAhes  up  the  iron. 
V/i'll  you  please  rectify  this  in  future. 

.  Very  truly  yours, 

Thomas  A.  Edison  Con's tii.  L'ept . 


If  S3- IS -ov- 


Bollofont'o,  Ponca,’’ 


I  rxvci  you  below  prices’ oi! '^thej,  various  lamps  mado:- 

10  candlo  lamps . , 

10  canal o  lumps . ,«p  j; 


cundln  lamps .  /no  | 

00  c audio  lar.ii. a . /t.00  f\ 

300  candle  lamps., . jj  1,50,  bfb’x,  and  packing  added. 

Yho  30  candle  3 amp,  cl  thou M.  apparerj.tl’^  higher  priced  than  the 
30  candle  lamp,  as  a  matter  of  Afaet  is  more  ’ d^rabl e  and  is  inoro 
’^nV’rT^f^^nc!  bettor  suited  .  fib/ the  Consumer  j4fd  takos  the -place 
of  ly.Ubs  jot.  -  If  tho  io  eanulfe  iarnp  is"  usetAbxtonsivoly  the 
'bills  of  yoilr  consumers  will  bn  '"10  higher  ‘  fcti|ii,Jihoir  naa  bills, 


ill  bb  10  hifthor  than'  xhoir 
it  af\  tho  same  prico'laa  jias. 


’  look"  upon  the'  10  candle  "3  ar^  \as'tho 

!  V(\ry":iruly  yours, 


I  ocf- 


•*#S>£jfeil>or  4th,  it 


A.  ,r.  Brown,  Esq.  "  , 

Poroman  of  Construction, 

V/ostorn  Union  Tclopraph  Co, 

J-U3  Broadway,  City. 

Dour  £iir;~. 

T  shall  bo  c.Dacl  to' see  you  if  you  are  inclined  to  tal.e 
a  position  with  no  in  connection  with  the  erection  of  electric 
lil-ht  linos. 

Very  truly' yours, 

Thomas  A.  Edison  Cons tn.  Dopt. 
by 


!SS3>-  U-  oif. 


srs.'  Uergmann  a  Co. 

iXii  Ay o cue  !;,  City. 


I ; notice  in  tho  supplement  of  your  catalogue  that 
you  mention  tlib  various  .articles  not  up  for  tho  Construction 
iiopartmont.  i  As  tho  groutor  number  of  these  things  arc  made  for 
usd' 'in'  connection  with  our  vJ.  anti  tho  experience  which  results" 
from  their  boiiL  made  costs  this  hofartmont  quite  a  good  .deal  of 
money,  1  think  (that  you, choultl  varrahp.o  your  pricos  so  tkxt  as  'to 
let  us  havo  thi  various"  arti'eibs  wo  order  at  hotter  rates  than  you 
soil  to  othor  dustomors,  say  ah  extra  discount  of1  f if toon  per  cent. 
Will  jjyou  ploaso  lot  inb  havo  your  views  on  tho  subject. 
Vory  truly  yours, 

Thomas  A,  Edison  Constn.  hopt. 


By 


/  f  ?3  -  «  -  o  <f- 


Oocombor  4th.  3 

Messrs,  lierp.mann  ®  Co, 

dtiiS  Avonuo  It,  City. 

Do nr  Kirs:- 

fro  have  very  sorioii  s’  complaints  from  I'aD'fiivor  of  the 
non-arrival  there  of  tho  material  ordorod  from  -ybu  for  fixing  up 
fcho" central  station.  Via  have  four  men  there  who  are  unablo’to 
w6¥k’,‘  'owing  to  your  not  shipping' our  goods  promptly.  This  do  lay 
in  a  station  of  any  silfo  ebusos  un  a  loss  of  from  S20.  to  $2:i.  a 
day, ' besides  kooping  us  out  of  our  nidhdy  for  our  work  considerably 
iongor  than  would  bo  tho  caso  if 'you  would  ship  promptly.  Tt 
scorns  to  me  very  strong o  that ’.you  cannot  got  out 'a  few  switchos  in 
loss  timo  than  wo  can  have'  boilers  shipped,  steam  piping  made, 
bhgirios ’built’ and  dynamos  constructed, 

. Cannot  you' give  mo  an  .absolute  date  at  which  you  can 
ship  our  orders  for  fall  River,  Tiffin,  Mt. Carmel,  Hazleton j ' 

Bo'liaforitb,  ixiddl ■»>» u irr. nj '■ajia>'a.  Tho  goods  should  go  forward  in 
the  order  ’mentioned.  Via  impressed  upon  you -when  giving  the  orders 

for  those  stations  that  it  'wda  nbcossary  that ‘the  safety  catches 
...  ;  '■  ..  ....  Sdtytb.. 

for  polo  lino  work  should  be  shipped  imtobdiatoly.  It  is  now 

tv/olyo  or  thirteen  days  sinctf  'yo'u”reCoivod  the  orders  and  wo  havo 
nd  notification' of  shipment,  and  wo  have  throo  men  who  aro  waiting 
tib’usb  those  safety  eatchos.  I  am  very  much  afraid  tha’t  wo  shall  j 


/  ft 3’  /c3  -oLf 


a 

havo  nuwly  8250,000.  worth  or  work  to  curry  upwards  of  thirty 
days ;  loiiRor  than  wo  ouf'ht  to,  unless  you  ship  to  us  moro 

promptly,.  Tf  you  uro.prossod  why  cum.ot  you  unhangs  to  iut  some, 
oho  also  buck,  ua  ourssis  certainly  tho  most  important,  as  tho 
amounts  involved  in  our  contracts  aro  so  much  hipher  than  tho' 
Isolated  Company  or  any  or  tho;  liluminatihp  Companies. 

V'o'ry  truly  yours, 

Thomas  A,  Edison,  gbnatn.  Dopt. 


/  7T3-  ti-oV- 


ooooiabor  4th.  . 

Uossrs.  ttorfiaiann  «  Co. 

2U.2  Avonuo  H,  .  city. 

Dear  Sirs:- 

V/o  havo  your  oxtremoly  pheasant  letter  of  the  1st. 

nocombor, 

'  If  you  do  not  know  who  Mr.  Shaw  i3,  considering  the  time 
he  has- boon  in  our  business,  ^  think  it  about  time  you  do. 
iio  13  the  Stato  Manager  l’or  the  fidison  Klectnc  light  in  Ponna., 
und  ha3  some  connection  with  tho  Ohio  Installation  Company. 

It  is  not  our  business  to  coinmunicaio  with  lir.  Shaw  and  toll  him 
what  he 'should  *o  or  should  no S'eToV  ,ir  you  want  any  information 
convoyed  .to  him  about  disco'urits  v/o  would'  ougeost  that  you  do  it 
ybursolYos.  ' 

'/ory  truly  your3, 

Thomas  A,  Edison  Const  a.'  I.Kipt, 


December  4th,  -  3 

Messrs.  Cotton  .*  fmild, 

£-\  Milk  Street, 

Huston,  Mass.' 


Dear  Kirsj- 

Wo  havo  froquont  .inquiries  from  lioston  as  to  tho  du- 
pl  ieatinc  ink  of  initio  which "was*  sold  oxtonsivoly  somo  few  yearn 
back,  but  of  which  none  has  boon  made  for  somotimo  past. 


Udasrs.  J.  J‘,  Ilogers  ■?  Co.  hove  suggested  to  me  that  T 


T  will  havo  Some  made  up  in  my  laboratory,  and  will  soil  it  to  you 
at  a  reasonable  price. '  1  ton  "anxious  to  pursue  some  such  course 

as  this  in  order  to  Oblige  the  people 'applying  to  me  for  it. 


Very  truly  yours, 


)  ?  ?3r  /j. 


/  Ft3~/3-ott 


Ooeombor  4th, 


•haul  I).  Dyer,  Kaq. 

1(J1  Curondolot  Stroot, 
Nov/  Orleans,  .  Jti 

Hoar  Sir:- 

T  havo  your  favor  i 
If  you  aro  not  near 

you  tho  amount  of  your  exp on si 

.  •  .  / 

tho  point  v/horo  you 

to  thisV'  .Of  course 
town 

‘a  lesson. 

Our  busmoss 
timo  w q  aro  broctmG  ,the 


tho  a|itl^.  inst, 

mo  at  |;|ir'istnias  timo  v/o  v/ill  allov/ 
to  got  Ito  Wpshinpton  and  bach  to 
it  v^r^,  1  pMsiiuioX you -havo  nomobj action 

iyi/pat/^iso  v/itj\  .-i  man  Vho  poos  into  a 
like  How  Orleans  an//  buv/his  oxporifnco  ai|  tho  resjfcof  #30'. 

'  !-t  '  k  :  . 

3  /'olti.nR  alorifi^sv/ingniniiiy.  tho  prosont 

. - . con/rai  sta/ion1®^  1^,1]  River, 

'#40,000.,  Nowburnh,  N,  /. t  sAjti’oo. ,  Hollofon/i,  Sl^Oo'^V  «T. ", 
c™1'  »«,«».  M  Tl/lWt  t\roo\Xo«  nro 

in  iohnsylvania.  jaiind,  diiio, -Slil.itjoci., '  ?ir«n,  Ohio',  Sli^oo'li,  »n<l 
:ifir4di'sH»»n,  Ohio,  y&.1,00 O.f  " VMishall  sti^t  in  mmajjm'ttf  \\ 
■OMifimiM  or  ,  i/s/,  cot/jast.  *>8,000./ / Hrutkton,  toiiWo,  '''0 
Shiunoliiri  uni!  Su/pjry  ar/jrunmny  blogautVy,  nuttinr  ajj/thh 
rjU''icr:‘  'fc  wnnt.iar/d  innkinij  monoy.  Thir/ia  tfio  ututn  cl'  our  'biisi- 


rioss  injipiof,  /  ']•  '  j 

/  I  hav4  boon  f'oinp  for  our'  boy/j 
sondifnp  you  ^elljotins,  bjt  thoy  ho  not/. 


in  tho  office/',  for  not 

l|otins,  bijt  thoy  do  hot/  c^ntnin  any  intimation  i 


about  .our  contra]  ctutionc.  ThotNov:  Fork  Cor.tral  Station  is  .lust 
“booming* ,  collections  . 510,000.  per  month,  I'avo  more  customers 
than  wo'  can  possibly  carry,  and  iflwo  get  through  hoc amber  without 


a  breakdown- it  will  simply 'bV  that' (the  "angels'  are  on  our  sido, 


I  sail  l’or  Europeloh 


booted  already, 
the'  11th.  Docembei 


away  until  the  1st.  KobrueWf.'  afa'fi"ir  'you  do  not  got  any  word  from 

1  ' 

thi 3  olTi.com that  you  can  go/ homo  to  s fiend  Christmas  Just  take 
"Rroneh  leave” ,  and  charg/  y^uF  expohieis  in  your  weekly  state¬ 
ment"  acid  if  thoy  “kick*  'rofor'thomto  this  letter. 

'  '  .  .y  Very'tVuly  yfiurs, 

-  ■  r  . M  \ 


-  ■  December  4th, 


/  $?3  *7,2  -o if- 


3 

A.  n.  Chandler,  Roq. 

44  Hast.  14t}i,  Ktroot.,  City, 

Friend  Chandler;-. 

Tours  of  tho" first  to  hnml. . 


v/ith  relation  to  CMoiiel  Shoftii,  ho  Wof 
lyroa  solely,  for  the  uim£  Eloetfe  Ilnh,  ammr> 
"°  ho,,  i,  ,/oulg  he  feasible  k?  kid  to  ao  hu.tnoee 
else.  ho  i=  on  you  etnto  . '•@Kf  diil*  ,  tut  „„ 


to  Buenos 
and  T  cannot 
lor  -any  one 
i  to  bo  an 


indoriiUgablo  vorkor. 


Very  truly  yours, 


J  : 


io®  ibpjt,  trr^Tj- 

Dooomber  4th.  Ibb3, 


A,  .A,  Oov/lor.,  Ksq,  Socty. 

3'-'  Cliff  Street,  city. 

■hoar  sir:-  ' 

T  am  still  receiving  comj-liimts  from  bur  Superintendent 
of  tho  dolay  in  shipping  him  v/iro  and  bars’  for  armatures:  und  mag- 
notn.  Cannot  you  hurry  forward  a  heavy  shipment,  so  as  to  j;ivo 
us  some hhitig  to  v/ort  on.  The  quantities  slutted  to  us  are  so 
snail  right  along  that  we  are  continually  in' arrears  and  conse¬ 
quently  obliged  to  continually  complain,-'  which  T  can  assure  you 
is -very  distasteful  considering  the  manner  in  which  you  oblige  us 
in  othor  contracts,  T  a  ' 

T  am  having  a  statement  prbj arbd  of  the  exact  shipments 
made  v/ithiri  the  last  fov/  months.  ‘-T  v/ill*  coiije  doY/n  and  soo  you 
about  tho  mattor  probably  Thursday '  or  Pr'iday. ' 


'Vjer'y 'truly  yours,' 

Tho  'Kdison  Machine' Works, 


US-3-  /->-  oU- 

I.'ocombor4th.  lUti3. 


Y/.  II.  BwolJ Oj-,  Jr.  r:&q.  Troas, 

Fill]  l.’ivtl)’,  lints. 

Octal'  f»ir;~ 

V/o  have  your  favor  of  the  1st,  inst,,  and  immediately 


on  rocoipt  of  same  urrancod  to  borrow  ah  armature  from  tho  Tso- 
Jatod  •"•oi.-ipiiny,  in  order  to  accomodate  you.  er.d-.r  the  circumstances. 
V,’o  v/xroti  you  thin  nornlng  that  the  armature  would  be  shipped  this 


iitures  of  the  old  form  of  machines  or.' hand,  ar.d  consequently  v/e 

have  aofuo  difficulty  in  fil'lirjf:  your  orders  for  some  ri/;ht  away. 

cyiMAf 

Tf  you^jfipSJR&an  armature  it  takas'  at '  loaist’  two  weeks  to  make 
sumo. 

Vory 'truly  yours, 

The  Edison  Machine  Works, 


rrsz-ji-ov- 


DwbI.Io/,  .!r.  Ksq.  .Troa 


Uncombor  4th,  ft 


havo  the  ploasuro  to  aol.nowlodsta  receipt  of  your  J 

favor  of  the  lot.  inot.  ■ 

Tlio  spare*  dynamos  v/oro  ship;  oc!  to  Mr.  Andrv.'E^  oithor  on 
Saturday  or  Morula,/.  "  '  ' 

V/u  purposely  ho)  l  bad,  the  meter  suj  plies  * e.  until  tho  ,  ' 

.  .......  ......  ’ 

utlior  v/orh  it:  practically  cuniplotod,  as  oiir  experience  is  that  par*  Vi 

Cot  lost,  in  tho  confusion  of  gutting  tho  station  in  order. 

'•Vo  v/ill,  hov/ovor,  havo  ovory  tVinfi  nocossary  shipped  forward  this  | 

■)  l 

v/ook.  -  .  •  \j 

■•  •  •  •  '  ■  .  if 

,  Temporary  fixtures  aiui"  Insulating  Joingp  will  all >6  V; 

forvmrd.  lamps  will  in  al prolicibility  go  to-day,  if  they  wore  f: 

not  shipped  yesterday.  . 

Vory'trully  ‘yours', 

Thomas  "■S,  "  Kdison  (johsth. 


h 


m2- jj-.ocf-  ■ 


i.  -  noeombor  4th.  '•< 

R.  II.,  lord,  Esq.  Treaa. 

I  awronco,  Mass, 

Doar  Sir:- 

'  T-anr-much  surprised ‘to  roeoivo  your  favor  of  the  :10th, 
‘h'ovnmbor.  1'f  you  will  loot,  over  your-  contract  .you  .wil 13  find  that 
tji'o  third  r  aymont  is  duo  thirty  days  after  the  plant  is  in  con¬ 
dition  to  supply  light,  and  your  plant  has  boon  in  condition  to 
supply  light  considerable  time,' and  what  I  ask'  for  is  for  a  payment 
on  account,  and  thoro  ia  a  balance.  1  oft  v/hich,  together  with  tho 
extra  tubes  laid,  pivoa  an  .amp!  e  margin'  for  any  such  troubles  as 
you  pi  oak  of.  You  are  short  afcoii't  SlOO.  "worth  of  motors  at  tho 
propont  time. 

Your'  indicators  are  made  in  accordance  with  th;o  ihdica- 
"*tors  1-oi  up'  by  tho  Engine or inn  Uoj  artment  of  the  .Edison  Electric 
light -Company,  but  notwithstanding  this  I  proposo  to  replace  them 
as  boon  as  I  have  a  stock'  of  an  in'dicatorsoT  a  more  recent  design, 
y/hich  I  got  up  myself  within  the  ibst'  month,  '.'  T  am  not  compelled 
to  do  thib  undor  my  contract,1  but' proposo  to  do  it  in  order  to  give 
you  an  articlo  Which,  in  my  opinion,  "is  best  suited  to  your  busi¬ 
ness, .  "  . 

(iur  Superintendent  claims  that  the  work  is  dono  proporly 
and  assoy-ts  that  overy  othor  ih’ioctor  has  boon  connected  in  the  saa 
''■wdy'olsowhoro.  '  *  . 


2 

You  state  that  year  engines  have  ten  inch  belts,  when 
U>pr  amt  km  ol,„  mol.  Thi,  ls  pimply,  manor  of  opinion 
un  your  jart.  T Jo  have  not  allowed  more  than  a  ton  inch  olsev/hero. 

T  would  request  you  to  reconsider  your  decision  as  to 
withholding  the  choel  for  S5,000.,  as  I  think' I  am  fully 'justified 
in  askinp.  for  it  at  the  ;  resent  ;tiiuo,  fadro  esjocial,!/ as  y/6  have 
lost  considoraW o  monoy  in  the  installiitiod  of  your  plant  at 
iawrenco.  '  ■  -  •  ■ 

Very  truly  yours,- 


Thomas  A. 


Cons tn.  Doj.'t, 


/  f  f3>~ /2-otj- 


Decombor  4th. 


Harris'  a  Robinson, 
Tumor  Houso, 

Danbury,  Conn. 


prof or  t 
f ailuro, 
3  oad  to. 


V/o  think,  it;  reply  to  yours  of  the  jJbtli.  ulto, ,  wo 
/.  wait  and  make  a  successful  lhstal 3 atibr.  rather  than  risk 
which  tho  p3  unt  you  supKe's t  "would  ir.  all  probability 

'  Very  t fuly. yours, 

Thomas  .  A  Hdison  Conotn.  Doj-t. 


Docoinbor  4th, 


J,  Jonhs,  Esq,  Hanoi? or, 

Brock  ton,  Hass, 

Poar  Sirj- 

V/e  shall  be  ready  to  -ship  the  two  small  machines  to 
Brockton  sometime  this  v/ook,  and  wo  shall  be  glad  if  you  will  sand 
us  by  return  ar.  exact  plan  of  that  part  of  tho  engine  room  showing 
the  position  of  tho  presont  small  engine  and  dynamo,' also  tho  posi¬ 
tion  of  the  large  engine  and  th'o;'£wq"dynambs.  '  What  I  want  to  find' 
out  is  whether  it  will  bo  nocossi^fe  'for  us  to  Move  tho  small  engine 
from  its  present  position,  to' enable  us  to  drive  two  dynamos  from 
each  side  of  tho  shaft,  if'tfus  is  rioebssary  'it  will  add  very 
materially  to  the  expehso  of  making  the  change,  but  if  it'is  iiri- 
hbcossary  ivo  can 'supply  the  now  dynamos  and'  make  'somo  alterations 
with  the  engine  and  make  the  necessary  connections  for  about  '££&>. 

Tn  this  of  course  wo  allow  for  tSfeing . back  tho  prosont  "jl*  dynamo 
which  you  -  now  havo.  I  'wilJ,,’wisi£e  you  to-morrow  giving  absolute 
figures  for  which  wo  will  mole o^thd' change. 

Very  truly  yours, 

Thomas  A,  'it'disbn  Cons  tn.  Popt. 


Decumbor  Hth, 


*o..  Karri c  Kcbincon, 

Tumor  house, 

banbury,  Conn. 


Do  a 


Wo  have -your  favor  of  the  2tth.  November,  and  in  reply 
•bo?!,  to  stalo  that  our  business  boinp  a  peculiar  orm  wo  have  to  use 
material  best  adapt ou  to  it.  The  babeocl.  ,*  Wilcox  boiler  is  the 
only  one  which  no  can  use  ana  roly  upon.  It  is  a  quick  stoaminp 

boiler  and  tahos  care  of  the  proat  variations  in  our  load,  which 
risos  often  from to  lbo  horse' power  in  the  course  of  ton  min¬ 
utes.  afe!  have  tried  every,  other'feiiid  Of  boiler  and  find  that  it 
is  the  only  one  wo  can  use.  The  old  tubular  boiler  is  very  much 
cheat ior,  but  absolutely  of'no  Use  to  us;  " 

About  throe  years  "dTpO  W&'oxporimdiited  on  every  form  of 
onpine  wo  ebui'd  find  and  havo  aver  since  continued  the  'saino  expor- 
imonts.  V/o  have  never,  hov/ev Sr,  found  an  bnpino  suitable  to  our 
business  as  the  I  avrranco  onr.mo. '  Tt  would*  toko  too  lone' to' go 
into  ail  the  reasons  for  oxplaxniuf  the  advantages  of  it  so  it 
must  suffi'eo  for  ino  to  say  that  it  is  as  much  a  part  of  our  ' 
plant  as  tho  dynamo,  and  we  shall  continue  to  use  it  until  we  find 
seme  other  online  equally  as  pood  as  that  manufactured  by  tho 

Arminpton  *  Sims  Co. 

Vory  truly  yours, 


/IBS'  )^'OLh 


Ii.  Hoffmann,  Rsq,  frost. 

Cincinnati,  Ohio. 

n»ar  Sir:- 

•lo  havo  your  favor  or  tho  30th.  Movomtor  onclosinr.  >iy 
for  S3,.W0.*S,  bom,!  Booty  fir.  Yor  of  Yl»  ««»■'»**.  F"‘° 

for  tho  orootiou  of  a  oootral  station  1  loot  »«  1  ““*• 

T  o’lUl)  ho  ft  ad  to  hoar  frost  you  ohothor  tho  ‘-oll  tl  at  is 
to  ho  tiailo  „ith  your  Uo,.,„uny  or  tho  loosi  Illuutnatl,.,-  U„,:i,  ahy  of 
I'itlua.  MWMWJY  o“  rocoi)  t  of  this  infomatim  I  «B  «*> 
you  siiuiott  contract,  If  tho  contract  is  to  bo  si.-oo  nth 
|1„„  «:o»f.a.,y,  sonij  sifi  "fiili  infor»atibr.  as  W.thc  offist*. 

of  tho  hoopany,  copy  of  ttio  'Mlta  aiih  'at'ouht  of  thoir  nuh- 
acriptiohis. 

‘ Yni^VruiT Yours,  ' 

.  ■  Thomas  A.  i;diaon_Constn;  l)opt. 

«y 


/  8  SS~  /e?  i  Qif- 


lt'  cliff  St  root,  City. 

Yf0  oncjoa.i  you  lwrrf-ith  or  dor 'for  wio  for  Tiquu,  *hU 
TJoi’s'*  !mv<!  I'.lio  noeosuotry  pnjorn  ntwlo  out  anil  i'orv/n.rtloil  to  of  f 
aij'naturo,.  Tit  8  mnount  of  our  contract  vn.th  t-5u)  Ivd.i tion  Uoctii 
T3  jumnatinf!  Company  of  l-iqua,  Ohio  is1  Si 3,li70. 4U  -  . 

Thomas  A.  ltd  icon  cbr.stn.  Dbpt. 


If 


Docornbor  4th.  3 

A.  A.  Uuwlosr,  Kstj.  Socty. 

ID  Cliff  :?t root,  city,  ' 

■l)o nr  fiirj- 

"nron-inu  to  you,-  tint  or  U>  JIM.  list.,  .ill 

J.OCaEOL.l  i  ‘.}  01*0  Hi  (-"(.'I'CC-ctlun  I.1 1  ; .  L  u . 1  y  ijl‘  ;Vf 

“*  S*St“«  ohu-  OooWW  lt  tt.  !u„ 

iiJoct-io  JIKBMMi*  <M*<mr  or  rlaalMoou,  Chao,  „„  tta  yt0un, 
of  aaic  is  S3  8fwjf,31 

Very  truly  yours, '  f 

Thomas  A.  Edison  Consth,  Doj>t. 

By 


Krauk  ii.  Mc.corinick,  Raq,  Pros.t.  . 

Williamsport,  J onnu. 

iioar  .vir:- 

7  am  romr  to  leave  horo  for  ISuropo  on  Tuesday  next, 

and  should  vory  much  like  to  till  <>  v/ith  mo  a  letter  from  you  us 

President  oi'  the  fianhury  Company,  statin/'  your  oxp.ciri'-nco’with 

your  plant  and  the  length  oi  tinio  you  have  bum:  running,  tho  , 

number  oi  lights  you  now  Jiav-',  tho  coat  or  nmiiini;,  your  receipt 

and  v/iiat  you  look  forward  to  mking. 

This  v/il J  be  of  immense  abaistonco  to 'inn  in  dealing 
Kuropoan 

with  some "of  Ur. '  Kdison*  b  .I'rieajis.  '  Will  you  so  far  oblige  by 


sending  mo  t.Jii-s  t 


i  you  coni' 

Vory  truly  yburh, 


r.  Polity,  Esq.  1-roet. 


.Shamol’.in,  Jenna, 

Dear  Sir;- 

1  am  ['■.  ini’  to  loavo  hero  Tor  Kuropo  on  Taoctlijiy  noxt, 
ami  slioulil  vary  much  like  to  tiO’c  with  no  a  lottnr  from,  you  as 
I-rosidont  oi'  the  .rihnmokin  Company,  station  your  oxporlenuowith 
your  )  lunt  und  tho  lonsitli  of'tiuu  you  liavo  boon  ruinsm;-,  tho 
nunbor  of  lights  you  now  fiiivo," ’  ElvV  cost  of  running,  your  roooipts 
anil  vilmt.  you  look  forward  to  iliaEiiiil. 


This  will  bo  dl‘‘  inliionao  asaistanco  to  irioin  do  a]  inn 
with.somo  of  '.ir.  Edison’s  European  friondu.  '-/ill  you  so  far 
oblige' by  sending  mo  this  as  soon  as  you  eun;  . 

Very  truly  yours, 


)  fS3'  >2' 

Doeomlxir  'ith.  ;j 

•sloaars.  Uradnfcreotn, 

Ml,]  L'roadvmy,  City, 


T  ahull  .bo  rlnU.it  you  .ill  income  into,  the,  .t„dl,c 
or  the,  hi'toon  lllouti-ic  Illuminating  Company  or  l.iicll utown,  hutlor 
County,  Ohio,  riio  atoci Pol tK»m  arc,  wo  unCorotunO,  an  rollova:- 
11.  lie ,  Oull. ay,  B.  Vlil  son,  0.  1".  lohnoon,  0.  |1.  Waraio.  „„„ 

"i’honas,  hmM,  aomo  Cincinnati  ,  union  »ith  .horn  nro 
'what  W  particularly  m  W  tno»  i.  the  nMUK  or  tho  pnlM 
who  no  nance  wo  mention,  urn!  whet  in  thourht  of  thin  (tow  Company 
in  Middletown. 

Very  truly  yourc, 


December  3th« 


,W.  D.  Rich,  Esq.  / 

Dear  Sir:-  " 

Rofornng  to  your  plan  of  Hollefonto,  I  regret 
'to  inform  you  that  the  skoteh  you  have  sent  us  indicates  that  tho 
•arrangement  of  tho  interior  of  the  station  is  entirely  opposed  to 
tho  methods  which  Mr.  Edison  desires  us  to  pursue  in  designing  tho 
int prior  of  stations.  Of  course  this  is  a- mattor  which  you  could 
not  bo  posted  about,  but  I ‘would  bo  glad  if  in  the  future,  before 
making  any  alterations  in’ our’ plans,  you  would  please  rofer  the 
quostioris  to' this  office,  so  a3 ' to' Give  our  engineers  an  opportun¬ 
ity  of  oxpro’ssini?  their  opinion  oh’ the  mattor.  -You  have  placed 
'tho' cylinders  of  th.o  engine  as  far  away  from  tho  boiler  as 'possiblo 
. wheroSs’ it  is  Mr.  Edison’s  desire  thatit  should  bo  as  noartto  the 
boiler  as  possiblo,  so  that  the  onginoor  can  attond  to  his  throttle 
and  see  thathis  boiler  is  all  right'-  without  moving  from  one ’posi¬ 
tion.  "  f 

1  an'  afraid  that  v/ho'fi  Ur.  Edison  comes •  to.  visit  Bollo- 
forito  he  prill  criticise  vorysovarbly  the  proposed  arran 
'.there.  Aro  your  foundations  so  far  advancod  that  it  is  impossi¬ 
ble  for  us  to  alto'r  tho  arrangement?  if  so j  of  course  wo  must 
'loavo  tho  mattor  as  it  is,  us  th’toro  is  not  sufficient  margin  to 
'allow  of  bur’ building  the  work  tip  again.  .  •  ' 


JSS2U 


2  :: 

I  am  going  to  hove  a  plan  pvopurod  •  v/ith  tho  samo  siao 
building  as  you  have  arranged.,  but  with  tho  machinory  and  intorior 
of  tho  station  arranged  so' an  to  conform  with  Mr.  Edison* s  ideas  as 
to  the  matter^  ho  is  very  positive  in  his  instructions 'oh  those 


"'questions  or  olse  1  should  not 'trouble  you  as  to'iho/Sw-invblved, 
Thoro  is  also  another  "point,  v/honovor  you  alter,  the  plan 
of  a’ building  you"  should  adviso  'u's  of!  the  exact  alterations,  either 
boforo  the  alterations  are  ihadp, *  which  would  be  prof orabl o,  or  if 
that  is  impossible  aftor  the  vork’  is  complotod. 

.Wo  aesiro  to  make  some  alterations  at  brock  ton  .lust 'how  tt 
‘  and  wo  understand  that  tho  plans  in  our  ofl'ico  of  tho  station  shows 
by  no  moans  tho  samo  moaauromonts  as  tho  arrangement  of  tho  sta¬ 
tion  itnolf.  Our  machinory  is  always  placed  with  tho  idoa  of 
offoetinp  alterations  at  tho  ibast  possiblo  oxponso.  Wo  have  to 
tako  out  ono  «U“  dynur.io  at  brock  too  and  put  in  two  dynamos,  each 
of  half  tho  capacity  of  the  “H*,  and  those  v/o  proposo  driving  from 
n  pulloy  on  each  ond  of  thQ  shaft  of  tho  u*3  x  lo  engine, 

V/o  very  much  foarthat  v/o  shall  have  to  tako  the  ongino  down  and 
'.Vuil'd-'  a  how  foundation  in  order  to  do  this,  We  have  written -to 
‘•’Mr.  J bnk s  for  tho  exact  moasur'emehts,  as  Mr.  Sprague  informs  us  that 

our  plans  aro  incorroet,  as  T  have' stated' above. 

Vei’y  truly  yours, 


/ffS'/Ja  -OS’ 


A  Mr.  Sf  one  or,  a  friend  of  Sprague’s-,  is  very  anxious 
to  start  in  our  business. 

I  havn  roquoctod  him  to  report  to  you  at  if  till  ftivor. 

You  might  start,  him  in  like  the  root  of  tho  novices  and  soo  r/Kat 
-ti| . 

heia|Wfrll»fy  of .  kp.  Edison  says  that  ho  is  very  troll  posted  and 
will  turn  out  a  vory  useful  man.’  ""  fioaso  aciviso  us  the  da®  ho 
arrives,  in  .Kail  River.  •" 

Vary  "truly  youi's, 

Thomas. K'.  “Edison  Constn.  Dopt. 

w  ^  (! 


/  rfs- /j2  - 


Docorabnr  ith. 


John'ott,  Bs([, 

V/pnuo  1.1,  City. 


Dear  Sirt- 


c ot.i pi  aint  ’-r.aa 

as  I  vnsh  you 
.  E ions  wo  issui 


■.  Tnto  compluins  t<  hio  that  ho  do.os  not  thinl  that 
our  Conut ruction  ho) nrtmont  have  any  particular 
i  ^(_tho  laboratory;  ,  ll-  ho  has  reason  to'  main  this 
lo  I  shall  briiu!  the  matter  to  Hr.  Kdison’  a  attontion, 
to  understand  that  it  iu  important  that  any  inatruc- 
i  as  to  our  material  'should  roccivo  prompt  and  Ehor- 


s  ou'fth  attention. 


Vary  truly  yours, 
Thomas  A.  "Kdison  Consitn.  »opt. 


-  o  S' 


(jharles  T,  Huplios,  Ksq, 


1‘ouphkoopsio,  N.  Y. 


Roforrinp  to  your  favor  of 'the  ;ind.  Docouibor,  v/ill  you 
1-3  oas o  pet  tlip  authority  from  Major  fiaton' authorizing  U3  to  can¬ 
vass  and  proporo  estimates  for  Hinpston  K  Ronflout.- 

.  Mr.  Uruosi  has  hot  ybt  boon  ablo'to  lot  us  have  his  two 
ostimates  for  haverstraw  and  I'oughKocpsio.  Immediately  ho  do os, 
however,.  we  will  push  tho  ostijfioifos  throuph  as  quickly  ns  posaiblo. 

Very  truly  yours, 

Thomas  A.  Hd 1 son  Conotn.  Uopt, 


UocoMbor  ;3th. 


Prank  H.  Kc. Oormick,  Hsq.  hr ust. 

Williamsport,  Ponna. 

boar  .'in*:  - 

Vo  wrote  you  oh  tho  lbth.  hovombor  ashing  i\.r  a 
sot.tlemoht  of  our  account  with  tho  Kdisori  RJ 
fi.mpany  oi‘  .'-iuribury,  but  li-ivc  room vod  no  rep 

Vil1}  you  ploaso  lot 'us  hoar  from  you  in  relation  to  th 

natter. 


Vory  truly  yours, 

on  (Jonstn,  Uopt. 


Thomas  A.  Hit  1  si 


/  X83-  ■  0 


Doccubor 


aSh, 


John  Mull  on,  ffisq.  Trans. 

shiaaohin,  Honnu. 

noar.Kir:- 


tl  .;mat 


bo  wri  te  you  on  the  ;iO'th.  November,  nsKinj<  for  a  sot- 
i  our  account  with  you,  but  have  recoivod  no  rcjjl y. 

■'i3J  you  j-.J oaca  nor.it  us  a  rewlstanco  by  return. 

Vary  truly  yours, 


Thomas  A.  Kittson  Constn,  !'ert. 


'  ' 

V/.  H.  Dirolloy,  .!r.  Ksq.  Troas_. 

Kail  >Hvor,  liana, 


Hour  fSii-i  — 


Docorabor  Stli,  lliUS. 


/oa  ‘./ill  {{roatly  obi igo  ua  if  you  can  urrango  us  a 
roinit  banco  by  rot  urn  nail  for  tlio  amount  of  our  account  w  ax  riot 
yo a. .  ' 


V/o  enclose  you  hoYbwith  stutomout  sl.ov/inft  balahco  ajji 
you  of  r»n,0ol.7:.i 

Very  truly  yours, 

Tho  Kdiiioh: Machine  v/brl.o, 

Hy  , 


Enclosure, 


/«P,f\3-/e^o5 


Oocombor  3th.  3 


■ Ooorgo  Grower,  Esq. 

Tasting  Room, 

104  OoarcJtStrOot,  city. 

Hoar.  Sir:-  . 

T  sond  you  horov/i  tii' half  a  pound  of  ^^^^^fclphato 
of  zinc  from  Powers’ v/oightman*"^  T  sliullbo  glad  if  .you  will  , 
tont  this  and  give  us  an  bxactXks  record  of  tho  tost,  i'ossrs. 
Pdwbrs.it.  Wightmon  claim  that  this  is- as  {food  zinc  as  i.<&  ,?'Kirik>s 
“chbinical  pure, '  .....  .  . 


Youra  truly,  ’  ; 
Thomas  A'.' Etfia'ozi'  Cbnstni  Dept. 


Enclosure. 


/?2Z 


I'ecar.ibor  :jth. 


7.  J>.  tiaprison,  Rsq.  Trcue. 

Boston,  trass. 


statwiont 


of 


which 


Enclosure, 


/  j2-  o  s' 


December  5th.  3 


V/oinsehonk,  Esq.  >.• 

50  v/ost  U4th.  st root,"  ‘  city,' 

Hoar  Sir:- 


Woforrirm  to  your’ favor  of  tho  3rd.  inst. 
ca3  3  at  your  place 'on  Monday  rioxt  about  tori  o’clock. 

Vory  truly  yours, 

S.  ■ 


1  wi3  3 


/  FS3'i^t  -  q  s' 


Dneomber  3th.  11  JUS, 


Wostorn  Edison  light  Co. 

Chicago,  Ills. 

Dear  Kirs:- 

Wo  bog  to  oncluso  you  herewith  stabmont  of  account 
showing  balance  against  you  of  53, 1(50. 13 

T  shall  bo  vory  much  obliged  to  you  if  you  will  allow 
to  draw  on  you  at  sight  for  this  amount,  and  if  wo  do  not  hear 
'  from  you  by  telegraph  to  the  contrary  v/o  shall  r.ornl  a  draft  for¬ 
ward  ’ for  collection  on  Saturday  next. 

Trusting  "that-  you  will  'bo  ablo  to  oblige  us,  v/o  bei>  to 
"  remain,  .  ’ 

Vory  truly  yours, 

The  Edison  Mac’hino  Works,  - 


i?F3 


-Doeembor  3tJi,lMUft 

Herrmann- s  Co. 

iJ!J3  Avofiuo  H,  City. 

If  you  have  that  bloc],  or  slato,  will  you  ploaso  . 
to  Sol  dan  immodi  atoly,  as  f'r.  lidison  wants  him  to  ,/ork 
•u  commutator  nnht  away. 

'  Vory  truly'  ./ours. 


)fS»x-0'£ 


Docornhor  :5th,  3 

UcorRo  i!.  Miss,  Ksq. 

lihieai’o,  Ills. 

hoar  Sirr- 

wo  have  your  favor 'of  tho  3rd.  inst. 

-Out*  33  candle  •lamp  is  equivalent  to  two  l<i  condl a  '3 drips. 
You  must  have  tho  dynamo  you  refer  to  m  a.  hot  place,  or 
else  you  do  not  3 oop  tho  brushes  at  the  non-sj uriinr  point. 

If  they  are  pine  oil  two  blocl.s  uv/ay  from  tho  non-sparking  point, 
tho  machine  will  hoat  more,  ovoh'if  SO  extra  lamps  woro  put  on  it. 
Wo  nro  improving  our  new  machines  in  tho ’mat  ter  of  commutators. 

We  must  confess  that  we  cannot  understand  why  it  is,  but 
,  .  Od^unH  -Cv&Adkf 

tlio  troubles  with  machines  soom  to  com^from  your  territory,  as 
v/o  do  not  hoar  of  any  troubles  from  any  other  places  that  amount 
to  anything. 

Vary  truly  youra, 

7-#As 

JL  ■ 


) 5X3/3 


j.  Daaoabor  i>t.h. 

Rear  Rira:- 


tlanh  that  ’ 
'b  At  tor  thai 
Of  course  \/< 
Y/hat  Y/o  pay 


Referring  to  your  l 
i/o  should  rocoivo  tl 
i  thoso  at  which  you 
'!  have  to  charge  m 

/<>  su.  j'oat,  wo  shall 


•aver'  of  tho  ;i t J . .  ir.st.,  wo  cortainl 
ib  special  articles  .vo  uso  at  prices 
i  sol]  thorn  to  outsido  custornors, 
bur  contract  V  hif-.hei'  price  than 
Consequently  unless  you  pursue 
bo  in  the*  position  of  charging 


word  for  your  Material  than  it  can  .bo  bought  from  you  direct,' 
which  certainly  is  not  advisable  considering  that  tho  urtielos 
which  I  rofor  to  tiro  such  as  you  iuako  particularly  for  us,  and 
any -outside  customer  would  cortainl/  not  roquiro  any  such  quanti¬ 
ties  as  y/o  do.  Why  cannot  you  arrange  ’to'  allow  us  a  discount  of 


t  ^fej/po 


cent  and  pVtUM  poop] o  a  discount  of  10  per  cont,  or  do  J 

understand  that  you  have  alroatty  quoted  Jo  por  cont  discount.  ‘ 

T  'should  thin);  that  if  you  had  not,  that  you’ could  mako  an  oxcop-' 

tion  -#fl:  tho  case  of  central  station'  articles  as  against,  tho  dis- 

cburi.ts  you  allow  on  articles  of  ponoral  inanufacturb. 

Very  truly  yours, 

.  Thomas  A.  Hdison  Constn,  Doit. 


straight  J.ino  Rngino  Co.  ' 

Syracuse,  N.  Y. 
hoar. Sirs: - 

Roforrin R  to  our  corrospoudonco  as  to  tho  straight 
3mo  ODRino,  T  shall  bn  glad  if  you  win  build  mo  a  30  x  la  ongino, 
having  two  driving  pulloys  thoroon  5 u  inches  in  diameter -and  11 
inch  face.  wo  should  require  to}run  the' engine  at  spoods  varying 
iron)  iMO  to 370  rovolutions.  '  Vo  shall  havo  to  dopond  on  you 
entirely  for  drawings,  as  wo  havo  -no  draught  anon  to  send  you. 

Vary  truly  yours, 

■  -  ^ 


(  g -8  Sr.  |  a -  OS' 


Oo  comb  or  ath,  "3 


1'.  ».  .Khav/,  Esq, 

Cincinnati,  Ohio. 

i’oar  Sir;-  '  •  . 

*•  —  «<•  «r  »«n  «  rufm 

y,'“  "™s  to  >»„,a 

i‘or  ilorfmann  *  Co’ s  fivturnV  '  ..,1,. _  , 

-■  Mxmmo  to.  havw  WM 

W  C”"t'  ':°m”“nn  *  •«•>*  w  tho 

M  ''"'°r3  ««•  tfc"  >«*»<•  *«»/  »r»  tortf  lUXllu 

uolo  ,.»wosry„a 


•  nontion  diacou 


in  the' future. 

Vory  truly  yours, 
Thomas  A.  Edison  Constn.  0, 
Hy 


If  Si-  u  -ei 


Ijocombor  Oth. 


I'rnncis  !?.  Opt  on  ,  Esq. 

East  Howard,  M.  .1. 

boar  fiir:- 

1,'n  Ami  rows  v/ritos  lib'  Tor  t.ho  future  ho  will  run 
th«  bank  of  tout  lamps  separate  from  'main  lino  in  ututions. 

If  tho  lamps!  aro  picked  the  matter  of  low  volts  will  bo  of  no 
consoquonoo. 

Very  truly,  yours', 

Tliomasi  A.  Edison  Constn.  bojt.. 


IftS-  !St -o 6 


December  Oth,  & 

O',  V.  Wilburp  Esq. 

Post  Office, 

Mobile,  Ala. 

Dear  Kir:-  1 

Your  favors  of  thq  i!7th.  November  ami  iind.  December 
come  duly  to  hand,  and  -wo  aro  obliged  to  you  for  the  information 
contained  therein. 

"I  have  rofarrod  the  matjpp&r  of  lighting  the  hotel  to.' 
lin  Hutchinson,  of  tho  Toolatod  Company. 

X  teloijrar.hod  you  to-day  to  Atlanta  to  canvass  Mobile  and 
Danville,  Va.  v/o  have  ho  cbnnoot'iuhs  iii  either  of  those  places,  - 
so  you  must  choose  a  di8tricT:-for' yoursol f ,  making  thocanvass  as 
ampin  ad  possible.-  "  » 

You  had  bolter  try  ami  arrange  ypur  canvasses  s«<  as  to 
return  to  Now  York  before  Christmas, 

.About- the  commencement  of  the  New  Ye^sSfeve  shall  start'’ 
you  at  work  .in  Dos  ton  canvassing'  there,  and  shall  probably  k  Pop  ' 
you'  Bast  sorno  time. 

Your  friend  lyons  is  in  Wellsborough,  Ponna. .  He  v/ill  bo 
in -that  State  that  whole  of  this  month. 

Very  truly  yours, 

Thomas  A,  Edison  Const ft,  Dopt. 

;  „  '  '  &)■ 


Docoinbor  iSth.lU&ft. 


Mosfirs,  V/oodv/ard,  Shorv/oud  "•  Co. 

17  MontRoaory  St  root',’ 

,)orsoy  City,  K.  J. 

floor  Sirs':- 

V/c  .havo  nov/  a  pattern  shop  in  connection  with  our 
Works  at  ooorck  St  root.  Will  this  Data  any  difference  in  our 
insurance? 

Vory  truly  yours,  ' 

Tho  Krtison  Machine "Works, 


IS  Si  ■  IX  - 

•  '  ‘  December  'ith. 

0.  B.‘  Mart  lo,  Jr.  Esq.  .  . 

Hazloton,  Jenna, 

Doar  Sir:- 

-'o  havo  your  tblogroin  of  this  dato,  and  at  onco  telb- 
granhod  to  our  Superintondont,  v/ho  is  now  in  ohio^  and  wo -hoar 
from  him  that  he  will  bo  in  Dollofonto  on  Monday  and  will  in  all 
probability  bo  in  Hazleton  the  next  day. 

•ofy  truly  yours, 

Thomas  Ai  Edison  Const  ri,  Dept. 


/fii'U  - 


Doe  ember  *>th. 


Prank'S,  Karr,  Kcq.  Troas. 

Hun bury,  henna. 

Hoar  Sir:- 

Wo  have  information'  that  /our  oni-ineor  Rot  drunk  the 
other  nifht  and  loft  the  station' In  ci  argo'of  a  boy,  and  wo  also 
hoar  that  your  lights  aro  very  poorly  roimlutod,  and. that  the  Oil 
hotel  people  hnvo  threatened  to  ro  back  to  Cas  unless  there  is  a 
change  for  the  hotter.  v/o  trust'  that  this  xs  not  So,  anti  v/rito 
you  for  information. ■  « 

Very  truly  yours, 


Dnconibor  'ith. 


V/.  D.'  Rich,  Esq. 

Post  Office,  '*•••"' 

.Roll  of  on  to,  Ponnn. 

near  Sir;-  _ 

'Vo  have  your  various  telegrams  'wiri  bop  to  conf  jgjjffitxx 
the  sovoal  tolograti.s  wo  have' sent  you  as  to  Mt. Carnal)  Hollofonto 
and  !!a?,3  oton. 

It  doos  not  seciii  to'  us "that  the  wor!  in  thaijp  places  is 
boing  sufficiently  pushed.  '  ‘'ffiis'is ' no  fault  of  yours,  but  argsos 
from  the  fact  that  you  have  so  much  to  handle,  ■  and  wra  v/ould  ’remind 
you  that  we  spoke  to  you  when  you  .we're  hero  and  thought  you  riudo 
a  mistake  in  not  having  .'.ion  who  could  take  the  iniutivo  in  starting 
work,  ovqn  during  your  ubsunco  you  havo  got  to  do  soinothing^ef 
this  character  with  tlioni. ' 


!  right 


To-day  wo  have  tologra).hic  instructions  thntv/il]  inm'sport 
has  boon  finally  closed  and  work  v/ill  havo  to  procood  thoi 
aviay.  Wo  will  send  all  the  information' about  Williamsport  t 
I'astl  atop,-  v/horo  wo  prosumo  you  will  bo  about  Monday. 

Enclosed  please  find  check  l.for  $500,  aa  rnquostod. 

Vory  truly  yours, 

Thomas  A.  Edison  Constn.  Dopt. 

by 


/  rfs-/3. 


Thomas  Sponsor,  G3q.  • 

South  Moridon,  conn.  ,  - 

Dear  Sar:- 

1 1  you  aro  v/illinp.  to  'start  in  our  busmens  and  loarn 
our  control  station  work,  ploaso  report  innaodiatoJy  to  fir.  V.'.’  S.  - 
Andrews  at  our  control  station  in  1'dll  tlivor,  Mass.  You  can  find 
out  tho. exact  location  of  the' station  by  applying  m  j,tr.  V/,  Ji. 
l)//o33e/.,  .it*.  ,  Treasurer,  Edison  Electric  11  luininatiutf  Co.,  Cordon 
Block,  Kail  fiiver.  ' 

Until  such  time  as  your  services  are  valuable  to  -its" Vo 
’'will'  a 3  3  uw  you  a  nominal  sulur'y  of  S10.  per  week  railroad 

faros  Etc.  .  •  .  ...  ..  -  ~ 

l-loaso  advise  us  iiiiwoiii'ut  dl  y'  ■  i f  you  decide  to  start  in 


V ory  truly *yours, 
Thomas  A.1  Edison  Cousin.  D'opt, 


'if»c«abor  lith, 

A.  Htuart,  Esq.  fjocty. 

Cincinnati,  fihib. 


V/o  have  your  tolov.rx.i  s  tat  ini.;  'that  th;  lot  has  boon 
I'urphasori '  in  I’lquu,  and  wo  lmvo  ulsu  roceivod  a  fccltii;r:ni  f  1*0:3  ‘ 
our  !:,jpo?int orient,  statins  that  he  would  bo  ill  r-iqua  to-morrow 
Lionunw, 

"lo  oust  confess  that  v/o  Tool  {}o»io  w  I  .a  t,  a  r,  rioi^t  that  ho 
shou'SfS  bo  . Itoit  in  1  iid  ell  o  town  with  practically  nothing  to  do,  as 
his.  tirnj  is  very  valuable  to  us  indeed,  and  v/o  would  unto  you  in 
thofuturo  to  bo  sure  that  you'  have  jjur  lot  purchased  before 

Vory-  truly  yours, 

A.  Edison  fJonatn.  »opt. 


Thomas 


// if3 


Docoubor  7th..  3 


V/.  S.  Androvffi,  Kaq. 

Mali  Hivor,  Mass.  , 

Dour  Sir:-  \ 

Leonard  is  very  atjxious  to  go  out  to  Ohio.  Wo,  simply 
wish'  to  notify  you  of  his  wirijjoh.  7  it'  must  root  with  you  entire] y 
as  to  whothor  ho  should  co  th<jro, 

.  '  '  Yours  truly,  .  1 

’i’hoiaau  A.  jlSdison  Constn. 


J7 


c 

-  /  S /3  /J>. 

Dueoiubor  7th. 

v/.  s. 

Andrews,.  Rsq. 

Pull  Hivor, 

Mass. 

Dear 

Sirj- 

?>o  you 

lno/f 

whom  Hrhy  is?  T 

could  i.’.ivo  him  proba- 

bl-y  t 

i  mouth  o’*  six 

wo  oks 

wo  rfc  !  at  M t .  Carmnl . 

Tho  last.  I  hoard 

of  h': 

Lr.i  from  you  v/at 

:  that 

ho  wols  at  3  av/roneci, 

,  Tf  ho  is  there  sti 

‘v/iioii 

will  ho  bo  ilii 

ad?  J-ionsa  wiro  me 
• )' 

s  on  rccoip't  of  thin, 

ixc  1 

have  a  lottor 

in  th 

o  office  which  7  cai 

mot  ’aiisv/or  until  T 

hoar 

from  you. 

ji  "  " 

Y'ou|4  truly, 

Thouac  A,  j&is'on  Gonctn,  Dopt. 


/r?3-  /  o2-  07 


I>.  L.  Van  Praaj',  Bsq. 

,4.  s. 

V..J  salt  3 


In  roply  to  your  fivor  ox’  i'no  Siuth.  November,  Mr.  Kdison 
dosiros  mo  to  state  tJiat  v/ero  jho  not  v/ol3  versed  in  tha  lav/s  of 
electrical  science  3io  v/ould  be!  unable  to  make  any  progress  what- 

'  h. 

over,  I  may  mysolf  add  that  'a  long  series  of  successful  oloctri- 
ca3  inventions  have  never  boenj|kridvhi  'to  bo  tho  product  of  casual 
thoiicht.  i! 


7. 


Docornbor  7th. 


V/.  .  S';  /to d rows,  i5sq. 

i-'all  Rivor,  Mass. 

Hear  Sir;- 


I  «»  »bHM  to  y’ou  rot  your  favor  of  ,h.  ,ith 

•«««.  ...o  mattor  „  *„vln,," 

'.Ho  r.l  tontton  Ot  Ur.  M„„  -rU  ..out,,^  „„t  up  . 

out.  for  tho  purpose  in  timo. 


Vory  truly  yours, 
Thomas 'A.  Kdison  Constn.  n0pt. 


IFPZ'/J 

Oocorabor  7th,  3 

J.  N.  Mauvolt. ,  Kscj. 

23  Cl intop  Place,  city. 

Hoar  Sir:- 

I  have  mado  inquiries  with  rolation  to  the  references 
you  nave. mo,  Which  prove,  on ti roly  satisfactory. 

1  shall  therefore  be  j«lad  if  you  will  report  hero  for 
duty  on  Monday  moraine  next.' 

Your  salary  will  bb’S12.  per  Wook. 

It  is  of  eourso  undor'a'tbod  thut  ^qEioconio  horo  for  trial, 
as  we  can  hardly  judge  as  to  your  .abilities  until  v/o  have  had  somo 
experience  with  you. 

yours" truly, 


!S$2>-  /-?-* 7 


December  7th.  3 


■'  Judge  J.  K.  Bunn,  Ksq, 

Tiffin,  Ohio. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Wo  havo  a  lot  tor  from  our  fir*.  V/alkor  v/ith  relation  to 


Y/iring, 

Our  object  in  sondirin  him  to  Tiffin  was  to  toach  a  local 
plumber  or  pas  fitter  to  bo  appdiiStdd  by  you  to  do  outside  wiro- 
"  work.  Ttio  v/olo  of  the  transactions  with  outsido  partios  should  bo 
conducted  by  'this  plumber.  Our  Mr.  Walker  should  simply  supervise! 

"  the'  plumbers  'work  and  toach  him  how  to  run  the  business.  Tt 
v/ould  bo  a  i:roat  mistake  for  your  local  Company  to  do  thb  Y/iring 
"itself.  This  v/e  find  from  extended  oxjerioncb.  You  should 
appoint  somo  local  man  to  do  it,  and  hayo  him  doal  with  your  con¬ 
sumers  in  the  somo  mannor  that  v/o”  aro  runninR  ouV*  businoss  in 
Shamolcin. "  lhoro  tho  local  gasHt.tbr' has  charge  of  the  wiring, 
and  our  Illuminating  fiompnny'ms  ''nothing  whatever  to  do  with  the 
mat  tor,  V/o  sent'  them  a  man  who  taught  the  gasfittor  tho  business, 
'and  it  is  with  this  object  that'Mr.  Walkor  has  boon  3ont  to  Tiffin, 
Very  truly  your3, 

Thomas  A.  Edison  Constn.  Uopt, 


/  S'! 


December  7th, 

Vi'.  I-.  Garrison,  Ksq.  "!;  !• 

l-o  3  ton,  iiass. 

Hoar  Sir:-  i  ■ 

Wo  have  to-nay  got  out  tho  map  of  Auburn,  and  wo 'will 
writ o’  you  to-morrow  or  Monday  in  relation  to  tho  matter  of  thd 
desirability  of  tho  town  for  eljoctric  liphtinp. 

Thomas' 

i*y 


II 

i] 

ii 


V'jfy  truly  yours, 


I  \ 

\ 


-o 7 


Do comb or  7th, 

H,  !i.  Hoffman,  lisq,  l-rost,. 

Cincinnati,  Ohio, . 

Dour  sir:- 

Y.'o  have  your  'favor  of  tho  rith.  inct.,  and  in  reply 
bog  to  state  that  '/to  will.  po$t  you  of  any  delay  in  tho  work  at 
F’iqua,  Tiffin  or  Middletown),  ’7o  do  not  anticipate  iiny  at  present 
except  in-  tho  case  in  tho  doiay  from  a’ natter  over  -which  '/to  had 
no  control"  of  and  of  which  yliu  are 'ware,  as  it  i«  connoctod  with 
tho  pii^chaso  of  a  lot  at  Piqlqu. 

V la  have  not  received  the  executed  contract  of  l  iquaj 
although  i re  aro  going  ahead  'with  tho  work.  ¥/ill  you  ploauo  send 
this  on.  It  was  mailed  to  Jjrou  soma  timo  back, 

,Voura  truly, 

Thomas  l.  'Udison  Oohstri.  Dept-. 


/f/3 


iwiconbor  7th.  !* 


V/q  have  your  fiwor'or  tWo  4th .{  inst. 

You  munt  arrange  v/iilj  tor.  Androwsj  as  to  your  going  to 
'Ohio.  «n  has  rail  charge  or  oJacWxjaJ'  staff  an*  tho  dispo¬ 
sition  or  tho  services  or  the  iAtii.tL.Ore  of  jj>a6ie.  We.  have  //niton 
him  saying  tl.ut  you  v/oultl  liho  “Jo  go  to 

V.o#  truly  yC(u\*s, 

Thomas1  A.  l^iison  constrl  poj.t. 


/??$-  Aa  -  ay 


Co combo r  7th. 


Jlonry  0.  He.Oorniicli,  Ksq.  Prost, 

Will  i  tuns  port,  /Ponria. 

Hoar  Kir*-  i  •  "■ 

Wo  havo  your. faVor  of  tho  Oth.  Inst.,  and  in  roply 
boj’  to  state  that  tho  exhibits;  you  rofor  to,  narnoly,  tho  map' and 
estimate,  form  part  of  our  contract.  It  must,  however,  bo  under¬ 
's  tood  that  wo  undertake  to  rurj'  the  linns  in  tho  placos  indicated, 
provided  wo  aro  ablo  to  pet  thjb  permit  from  tho  owners  ul'  the  pro¬ 
perty  on  tho  route.  Our  bsti|:jato  does  not  covof  any  payment  for 


'this  rij’.ht,  and  should  v/o  bo 
point,  v/o  sh.al 3  loot  to  your 
monts  to  onablo  ua  to  do  so. 

Tn  sondinn  our  contract  pl< 

"t'fiioV 

,(L 


lut)3o  to  pot  past  any  particular 
Imp any.  to  mai  n  tho  nocossary  arrpjigo- 


)  confirming 


You  aro  ripht  in  undorstandinp  tha 


t ion  for  thirty  days  aftor 

vdj 

•  Thomas  X.” 

By  ' 


a  started, 
ly  truly  yours, 
bison- Constn.  Dept, 


ZSF3-  JZL  -  c>7 


-  '  December  7th.  3 

Messrs.  Powers  fi  Woujht.'nan,  . 

'  City. 

Doar  Sirs;- 

Vlio  sample  of  sulphate' of  zinc,  which  you  gave  me, 
tested  very  well  indeed,  except  that  there  are  traces  of  iruii  i®. 
it.  Will  you  ploasi!  quote  up  a  price  for  this  artocln  anil  alno 
sulphate  of  zinc  froo  from  iron,  jho  quotation  to  bo  based  on  ordos 
of  half  a  ton,  done  up  in  asi  lb.  tin  cases,  ploaso  send  us  a 
samiiie  of  sulphate  of  zinc  free  from  iron.  If  wo  Rive  you  orders 
wo  would  oxpoct  to  receive  the  sulphate  of  zinc  subject  to  its 
boinp  tested.  1 

!foui*s  truly, 

Thomas  aI.  Rdi'son  Constn.  Dopt. 

ay  ' 


///4?A2  '  ® 


December  7th,  3 


**VT,  t>.  Hieli,  I2sq,  - 

Uollofonto,  Ponna, 

Doar  Sir:- 

Your  numerous  tbiograms, .  including  tho  long  one  from 
Piqua,  have  eomo  to  hand,  ;  ’ 

'  Of  courso  all  wo  could'  do  wos  to  judi|(||of  tho  state  of 

tho  wort-,  by  the  telegram  -we  got  hero,  and  -which  wo  promptly  ro- 
peatbd'to  you.  If  Y/hat  you  say  is  so,  I  would  advise  you  to  gbin 
’  'for  "Mr.  Marble  and  tho  othor  gentlbmon  for  somling  such  an  'erroneous 


“  toloprom  of  this  kind. 

Wo  are  Btill ,  hbwb'ver',  "of  tho-  impression  that  you  will 
find  that  you  orb  unable  to  hand! a' so?  much  work  without  d  littlo 
'bottor 'assistance  than  you  ribw.'^'afol'as’wb  havo  nevor  understood 
'that' you  mon  .could  go  out  antf's't'art  work  Without*  your  being  pro- 
^'s'dnt  'to  givo  thorn  preliminary  instructions.  Of  course  v/o'may'b'o 
in  error  about  this  matter,  arid -we  are  interested  -  to.  sob  Kowiohg' 
vitil  to  |-ut  up  tho  prosont  stations,  anti  forms  'ebrrecV'ebn^ 

''elusions  "iiv  relation  to  how  our  work  should' be'  run,  I  presume 
your "'system  fails  you  will;  havb.'no  object iori'  to  trying  ours? 

Y/o  oro  now  standing  off  to  sob  what  v/i  11  be  the  result.  Of  courso 
it  is  ourbwieh  that  you  should  'be  able  to  run  the  thine  according 
to  your  pronont  methods,  end  if  you  arc  able  to  do  so  wo  shall  be 


tss 3-  /a  ■  oy 


ijoeembor  7th. 


Paul  D.'  Oyer,  Esq.  i 

1,1  ' \  Post  Of  rice,  1 

Oalvoston,  "l 

Dear" Sir:- 

-  "•  if  you  work  like  a 

yoii  now  have  to  canvass  South' 
“picnic”  ‘after  Christmas  in  tl|! 
canvass,  1 1  will  be  a  kind 


jrase-horso,  and  {jot  th rough  -tha  towns 
jboforo  Christmas,  wo  will  give  you  a 
o  shape  of  a  district  in  Nov /'York  to 
\  a  vacation  to  you. 
urs’ truly,  , 


.Ooeaabov  7th. 

w:  K.  Andrews,  K.'iq. 

Kali  lUvor,  Mass,  - 

near  Sir:-- 

•:Iq  shall  have  one  of' the  r-roosuro  indicators  ijot  up 
by  John 'bit  sent  to  you  iiaiaiicUatoly  Korp.mann  turns  it  out. 

Mr.  Kdisoh  will  not  allow  me  to  send  the  model  away. 

Very  truly  yours, 

Thomas  A.  lidinoii  (Jonstri.  Dojit. 


///3-  rs-oj 


DoeoMbor  7th. 


'  Andrews,  Ksq. 

Fa]  1  Rivor, 

Hoar  Sir;.- 

v/o  return  you  hero'v/i'th  skotch  of  your  clutch  which  you 
proposo  to  uso  at  Jivv/rence,  \ia  KnVe  urdoroil  bo rginann  to  f'o  ahead 
arid  make  the  box,  3  ouvinp.  you  Vo  "take  card  of  the  clutch 'part  of 
the  .business.  .... 

Voly  "truly  yours, 

Thomas  A.  Kdison  Constil.  Dopt. 

,  By 


- 

I...?-  ■ 


/FF3-  i  <s  ■  oy 


December  7th.  .  3 

Edmund  Davis,  Esq. 

Ml  T/nahinpton  Stroot, 

Providence,  R.  i. 

Hour  Sir:-  ‘ 

’•Vo  have  your  favor' of  the  »th.  ihsfc.  If  you  will 

'sand  proof  of  thu  sketch  «rhich  you  impose  isjuiinf:  ao  r.h.-O  I  h.nVo 
no  ob~1 action  tu  your  usinr:  it,  providing  v/o  approvo  of  it,. 

Vary  truly  yours, 


/S82,-  J  2- 


7 


Doeombar  7th. 

I.  C,  Walk or,  Esq. 

caro  Judgo  Bunn,- 

Tiffin,  Ohio. 

Doa'r  Sir:- 

Wo  have  your  lot tor  of  tho  4th.  December. 

Your  duty  at  Tiffin  is  to  take  in  hand  tho  local  plumber 
and  his  non  and  touch  thorn  how  to  do  our  wirowork.  This  you 
should  "be  ablo  to  do  without,  any  further  assistance  from  Now 'York. 
V/o  v/ore  ablo  to  follow  this  eoiirsd  at  JJhanokin  and  we  aro  able  to 
do  it  at  Tiffin.  In  fact  it  iS  imperative  that  this  should  bo 
dono,-  otherwise  our  oxj  dnsos  will, 'bo  vory  hoavy  in  sending  men 
-  from  Kerb  and  having  thorn  do  tho  wiring  in  Tiffin.  '  Tho  wiring 
also  should  not  bo  done  for  our  account.  Tho  plumber  should  bo 
appoint od  by  Judge  Bunn,  and  any  matorial  they  use  v/o  will  bill 
to  thorn  if  you  will  notify  us  ,whon  you  dolivor  it  ovor  to  thorn. 

Wo  have  already  sent  you  tho  no w  calculations  for  irisido 
wiring  and  will  send  a  table  for' calculating  the  throe  wires  ser- 
■  vicos  as  soon  as  possible,. 

Use  tho  timo  shoots  of  the  Isolated  Company  and  send  us 
a  spocimon  of  any  suggastiono  you  nay'  wish  to'.nako  and  wo  will 
hayo  shoot3  got  up  for  our  Construction  .liopartmont. 

Tho  business  anyway  should  not  bo  conducted  by  you,  but 


it  should 
sion  and  d: 

forward  -as 


Enclosure. 


/m-  U-o-j 


bo  conducted 
traction. 


by  -tho 


local  F 1 umbor,  under  your  suporvi— 


r  havo  or«loro,i  the  material  you  speak'  of  and  vail  sond  it, 

quickly  as  possible.  ■  . 

Vary  truly  yours,  . . 

Thomas  A.  Edison  Oonstn.'  Dept. 


/SSS-/2- 

Doeombor  loth. 

Oi'W.  !)rm&n,  Usq,  j  . 

C3 inton,  K.  l-’oliciana,  I-.  3  a.  ' 

Dear  Sir:- 

•  Rsfarriw:  to  your  favor  of  tho  ;i-itli.  November,  I  wou3 
st (i to  that  your  suggestion  is  ii  practicable  ono.  An  induction 
coil  throwing  a  spur  It  of  half  ari  inch  with  two  co3'3s  of  battery, 
the' whole  sot  up  in  portable  form  and  having  two';brushos  of -wire 
would  do  the  wort.  I  havo  no  tn:ro  at  al3  to  oxj  orimont  on  tho 
matter,  as  my  business'  occupies  tho  whdlo  of  my  attention. 

Very  truly  yours, 

cSr(2.  & 


Docomber  loth. 


Francis  JJ.  Upton,  Esq. 

East  Nov/ark,  k.j. 

Hoar  Sir:-  ■  ' 

v/iu  you  plcaso  son  A  to  no  at  21 ‘burton  Crescent, 
Jondon,  V/,  C.  England ,  a'statomont  of  tho  lamp  Company’s  affairs 
up  to  tho'  ohdoof  ftovosnbor.  T  dosirt;  this  so  that  I  can  oxplain 
into! ligontly  to  Mr.  Ihitdh'jlor  'tliV  exact  standing  or  tho  lamp  co. 

1  have  a  letter  fro:;;  him  this  morning  in  which  ho  asks  mo  to  do 
this. 

Vary  truly  yours, 


.^4 


‘to 


hocev’bor  loth. 


7.  J,  Jonhs,  Snq. 

brock tun,  Macs 


.  v/o  havu  your  favor  of  the  nthl  inst. 

As  soon  as  our  onjunuura  havo  figured  on  .tlvn  skotch  you 
sent  us,  v/o  -.vil j  v/ritb  you  dnViuituiy  us  to  v/iiat  v/j  can  do  in 
rolas ion  t.o  t,;  o  small  dynamo's’;  >/«  havo  shorn  rdu.iy  to.  shift',  hut' 
thoro  is  no  oh.Toct  m  aomlinu  thorn  to  you  until  v/o  know  exactly 
how  wij.  can  placo  thow, 

Vdr’y  truly  yours, 

Thomas  A,  Kriison  Constn,  Dept. 


r*y 


'  )  It?*  1 3 


U.  llarvoy 

Do  dr  SiTc:- 

way  to  3-onrn 
t olograph  boy 


/  3  -  45  -  /  o 


^  Thus.  tioarsoy, 

<J0'3  1'iorco  street, 

-  ~  f'hila.  Ponna, 


**'"”**  “  ^  »«  «!,.  i„sl.,  „„„ 

>oIocm,,j,y  i„  „„„  „  a 

and  plot  it  up  in  tiiat  way. 

Yours  truly, 


(T 


iiocombor  loth, 


Kossra.  liavl.lo  £■  liall,  i  \i; 

ftotroit,  Hi  :h.  ' 

Ooar  Sirs:- 

Vo  h««  you**  fuvor'o f  tho.‘7th.  ins';.,  and  your  v/iahof. 
m  ro;:aivl  tv  bs  tuna  ton -shall  rocoivo  our  attontion. 

Hr..  Cool: o  -/ill  not  b.o  withdrawn  iron  your  tomturr  until 
ho*' gats  'through.  ; 

yjry- truly  yours, 

Th'owfis  A.  'Jfidison  Const n.  T)opt. 


If  S3- 


Hocowbor  Doth.  n 

'  W.  11.  llich,  !isr|. 

The  ItoDDofonto  poopDo  object  to  tho 
UBO  of  asbestos  roofinc.  T  presume  you  v/i3D  sol  i. Do  this  mutter 

■71th  UlOI'l. 

Tours  truly, 

Thoimis- AV"KfU  soil  Oonstn,  riopt. 

*  JCi/ 


\ 


///3-  JJ- 


IJecombor  loth.  3 


v/,  I).  )?iclv,  Hsq. 

Doar  SirH 

You  way  romo.nbor  of  my  spcaJ  mp  to  you  about 
tho  boil  ora  at  Jawronco.  W3  have  a  lottor  from  Sir.  lord  in  which 
'  ho  says': - 

“I  l'.iiov /  that  when  wo  food  our  bailors  with  cold  wator  tho 
stoam  is  so  dnraj.  it  will  not  do  mueh'  riioro  ’than  half  duty,  although 
l.hn  ]  ronsuro  romainn  constant  or  nearly  so.” 

7  think  Mr.  lord  claims  that  tho  trouble  is  with  tho 
inj  oc  tor  connections  to  tho  boll  or.  Will  you  pleas©- lot  mo  know 
what  you  j. repose  to  do  in  the  matter. 

Very  truly,  yours, 

Thomas  A.  Edison  Ocnstn.  Dept. 


We  one] iso  you  horov/ith  letter  l'rorn  Mr. 
Garrison,  toe other  with  bi33  t rid  lottor  of  ■).  w.  Hailey  .?  Won, 

Will  you  ploaso  lot  us  know  j  or  return. about  tho  (Jorft-- 
v/ti] ]  flout  nopulators  and  jj  Uai'Jay  S  Son’s  bill,  as  if  tho 
claims  am  correct  no  wont  t  J.  pay  thorn.  It  Rots  us  into  rat  Ho  r 
bad  odium  to  havo  mat. tors  stand  over. 

Y«|urs  truly, 

Thomas  J  Kdisbn  Cbn3tn,  !>opt. 


///  3-/2- 


Docombor  loth. 


A, 'Stuart,  lOsq,  Soety. 

Cincinnati,  Ohio. 

Ooar  Sir:- 

Roforririft  to  yoiir" favor  of  the  fith." 
oro  this  havo  rocoivotl  information  to  tho  ofoc< 
toridont  has  3tartod  the  work  at  Piqua. 

Vory 'truly  yours, 


,  you  vail  hnv 
our  Suporin- 


Thom 


A,.  Edison  Cons i 


Ho>  t. 


lfU.?/ar/o 


December  10th.  :  3 

’■  -W.  .J,  Hammor,  'Hsq*  [.  •  ' 

Horlin,  Germany. 

.  -•  •  deferring  to  you?  letter  with  date,  T  think  if  you  ‘ 

v/iil  look  up  my  patents  you  ,al-l  find  that  one  of  them  covers  a 
patent  for  tatinp  care  of  the  irregul ariiioa  in  a  gas  machine. 

0  IN  AMOS.  The  "if"  machine  is  tested  for  400  amperes, 

300  lights  means  nothing,  suppose  they  were  30  candle  lights. 

'  Please  talk  amperes.  V/o  g^’6' Wehelor  the  carrying  .power  in 
amperes;  '  Since  you  received  tiie  model  “H*,  we  have  reduced'  the 
i  ..  .  resistance  of  tho  armature  by  using  largor  wxro,  thus  oasiniV  i  t' 

j  uVab  that  it  runs  cool  jn.  th  400  am,  ores  on  it.  '  You  people  fe' 

-'‘ifi.such  'a  hurry  to  rocoiyo  your-jhodol,  that  we  wore  eompollfttNo"- 
•ship  you  the  ’first  machine  wd  had, .  and  because  -there  vain  consid¬ 
erable  delay  in  mating  the  sni^eht' :you  ?sdom  impression 

that  we  wore  not  paying  aUdn't^h  t«i  yoiiV  '■  If  you  had  left  us  to 
ship  you -what  v/e  considdred'. Wot' machirto',  we  should  not  . have 
ahlppbdtho  too  ampere  machitio,  but  would  have  waited  at  loaot 
a'l&onth  after  tho  date  that  wo  made  tho  shipment. 

wo  can  oond  models  of  a  hal^horso  powor  and 

I  •  ■  ’  ■*  •  '  ■ 


ysizo  motor  for  sowing  mac  hi  nos. 

;  ^  With  relation  to  the  lump  factory,  I  noto  what  you.  s tut o 
.*k(4p  tho  desirability  of  having  your  lamp  factory  in  Germany 
itsolf.  T  will  sontl  you  tho  apparatus  that  you  may  order',  but  it 
will  bo  .quite  impossible  for  lis  to' supply  your  Company  with  any  ' 
inon.  Our  staff,  has  alroady  boon  reduced  too  much  by  sending  out 


our  assistants  to  Europe  ,  aiitl-i 


ram  tor.  UVb'havo  now  reduced  tho- price  of  tho' 


ton’;.candlo  lamps  to  SO  conts.  j‘  "As  wo  riiihe  inoro  of  thorn  we  shall 
probably  roduco  tho  price  further,  but  the  shrinlidgo  in  tho Wnu- 
faJfturo  of  tho  lamp  is  probably  greater  than  in  any  cthor, . 

V/b  dp  not'  use  any  *n»  lamps'  at  all  to  speak  of  m  this  country; 


Copies  of  bstimatos  "and  plans  sent  forwi 


‘  Ydu  will  he  able  ■ 


information  in  -r'ol  ation  .to  those  matters  from  Mr.  Tnsull,  who  loavos 


herd  on  Tuesday, 


t  propose  p.iiti;h(f  'the  throo  .wiro  tubes  in  tho  down 


town  district,  an  tho  Whole  of  that  district' is  nbw'eovbrod  with 
tho  two  wiro  tubes.  Wo  .oro,  •  however,  arraying  to  build  aiiotfior 
station  .uptown,  which  will  bo  run  on  the  throe  wire  system. 

All  our  small  town  plants,  whether  underground  or  ovorhoad,  arb  ' 


/f/3-4?  Vo 


Docombor  loth. 


Golcmol  c.  Gficldard , 

/jo  ity. 

My  Hoar 'Goddard:- 

/  1  havo  your  momorandurfi  ol*  tho  8th.  inst. 

.  •-  / 

T  was  undor  tho  impression  thdtyou  vroro  still  out  bi' 
tov/n, /4s‘.  tho  ostimato  has  boon  v/aitinp  l*ioro  sotnotimo, 

Tho  more  fact  of  my  tioihp,  'av/a/y  wiil  not •  proven t  your 

f 

Rottinp  estimates  iaado  out  hard.  ’ 

Tata  will  eommuniertto  tfith  yoi'i  as  to  tho  ostxinato, 

Many  thaiil.s  for  your  kind  V/ish'os  as  to  my  trip. 

If  thoro  is  anything  that  I  can ’do  for  j-o’yrovor  thoro,  if  you  will 
of  Tho  v/ostorn  Electrii  \0oV,  -59  Moor&ato  fitroot, 

'  7  ■!  \  - 


Jo'ndori,  K,  0,  Enplan'd,*!  will  hav.o  proaji 


3roa.i1’'  pl^p 


your  requests. 


Vory  truly)!' yours,.  i\ ' 

i  \ 


/f8$-/2-lo 

December  10th,  3 


Colonol  i'.',  Goddard, 

'  oity, 

Ity  Do ar  Colonel 

I  Got  your  letter  written  Saturday  thu 
and  am  sorry  that  X  could  not 
boston.  1 


.inn, 


1  um  no v/  just 

Addross  in  I.ondon  is,  31  l4n 


son  you  prior  to  your  starting  for 
oipt  of  vour  letter  of  Sunday  night. 

Croscont,  I.ondon,  . 


'I.  C,  England,  j  I 

1  shall  bo  very  happy  to  Attend  to  £ 


there.  ■  Mease  drop  rae  a  lii 


st  at  inn  v/hat  you  •, 


early  as  possible,  i 
long  I  shall  bo.  boot  by  c. 

.  .My  cable  address 


my  stay  in/london  depends  ontiroly  upo 


Lin/, 

i  !'{nsu\v 


iciness  T  have  * o  attond  to., 
Xn  •writing  mo  ploas'o" 


mention- yfcur  cable  addross,-  iiAenso  4t  should  bo  necessary  for  mo 
To'uso  the' wire.  j,\  '  'V  -  . ... . .. 

Thanking  you  for  'yi/ur  very  Hind  wishes,  and  hoping  that' 
you' v/ill  have  a  pleasant  fthris'tm  as  j  '  bjA:  ibvo  mo, 

Very' * 


A 


-/! 


f  \J2fS. 


\ 


/W2-SJ-  to 


December  10th. 


Edison  Electric  Co, 

74  Oo  Inman  Street, 
loncton,  E,  O'.  fEnr.ln: 


I  boi  to  advise  you  that  my  Private  Secrotai 

Tnsull  vi  .  , 

,  .mi  *iri  iv«  tn  I  ozidon  abo 


'•  S. 


•V!0 th .  inst.,  and  v/ill  in 
in  iiuro)  o  about  a  month. 

’’Vhllc'  1,0  is  thoi'o  I  trust  that  ,t  V/il]  bo  otic  tu  mats 
orrant'oiionte  „itk  you  „r  ,V  ,«tt] ce.it  „f  m  .ccount, 

ana  am  i|«  that,  ho  Mil  to  obl'e  tojotaa  revision  or  ,„y  con¬ 
trast  ,,ltl,  you  in  relation  to  ratont..,  is  in  its  Proson.  form  t„ero 
arc  cany  objections  to  it.  >  »i„  ,  a„  w  „„ 

on  you  -chat  T.  tiosiro  to  achieve  in  this  concoction. 

Very  truly  yours, 


all  probability 


•  /  tn-ui- 


Qooeraber  loth. 


fihai'3  oa  Hat  chel  or,  Esq, 

Haris,  Hran'co.  •  '  '  ‘ 

Hy  noar  batch:-  , 

’/ours  of  the  23th.  ult.i  -««.•*  «•  .  - 

.  uaso.  couio  1,0  hand  tms  mo r rune. 

is  to  accounts  with  me  v/liori ' I 

ety  o f  matters  that  T  ./ant  to 

Ko  into  vfith  you  there,  but  the  main  thiiig  i  s  to  show  you  Nov 

necessary  it  is,alii<o  for  our  Business  and  your  ov/n  interests,  to 

OOWO  baCl.  hora.*i  knowing  your  v/ishos  in  the  matter  I  do  not  think 

you  will  Hand-  my  persuasion.  . 

Write  mo  to  Jondon,  saying  whether  you  will  be  in  Paris 
right  alohn  from  about  27th.  December.  I  hope 'to  .got  there  by ' 

Nov/  Year’ s-'  anyway.  ..... 

My  Jondon  address  iVnamuol  TnsuJJ,  Jr.,-  31  Burton  Cres¬ 
cent,  Joiidon,  V/,  C.  Enpland. 

Veiry  ’truly  yours,' 

.  .  '  '  M&-- 


.  T  -/HI  have  all  the  date 
•rive  in  Fans.  I  have  got.  a 


/ffi'/Jt  -  /o 


Liu  belabor  10  th;  •  3 

liompapnio  Continental o  lidiaJn, 

Paris,  Kr'arjpo. 

Hoar  8i  )•&•*.. 

Uoforrim>  to  your  correspond 0:100  as  to  the  pricos  I 
hayo  quoted  for  Damps  and  tin;  fact  of  my  having  entered  into  com¬ 
petition  <ith  your  fac  tory  aq  stated  by  you,  T  bop  to  ad.vi.so"  you 
that  my  private  Secretary,  Mr' .Samuel  Insull,  v/ill  bo  in  Paris 
early  in  January  and  v/ill  cal  I  on  you  with  relation  to  the  matter, 
and  1  trust  v/ill  be  able  to  mjic  some  arrangement  satisfactory 
oqqllly  to  you  and  myself,  !. 

-  •  ' V cry  truly  yours, 

cT.a.S 

.  tf  ' 


If S3. 12. 


Ijoconbor  10th. 

W.  S,  Andrews,  Ksq. 

i'ali  Hivor,  Maas. 

hoar  Sir:-  . 

V  ,  3cfnrrim:  til  your  favor  of  the  »lth.  inst.-,  T  ihforinod 
Mr.  riakltiy  that  wo  should  no  longer  roquiro  his  services,  as  I 
und.orstood  from  you'  that  ho  was"  hardly  good  onburh  for  our  work. 

Yours  truly, . 

Thomas  A.  Kcli  son"  fi'o'ristri,  Dopt. . 


m- 12  ■ 


December  10th. 


W.  8.  Andrews,  Esq. 

Kail  Rivo'r,  tiass. 


Rof erring  to  your  favor  of  the  7th.  inat.,  wo  have 
iivsU>oV.  of  nru  ordoroti,  which  of  course  must  bo  ucod  up  before 
w«  atart^wxth  tho  struipht  rods' which  you  suggoat  for  interior 
,3..!  in  .tiiiohV;-  The  Ansoifik  i4oplo^ou3rt  malio  tho  WJ.ro. for  us 

i„  nm.ii'm.  “  thn  *  i:i,r  lh°  “*•  but  ”  ~ul" 

p,„rul.  n  «  »«>*•  <"♦  “  »  •“  b"  h"aIod  . 

in  sKi'pracrlt  much  easier  in  tho  latt&r  lengths. 

->  -  '  y  Very  irfekyjS^yours, 

j  ’  Thomas  A.  Edison  Constn,  Dopt, 


WO 


Docombor  10'th. 


K.  Hi  -lord.,  Esq.  Troas. 

Jav/roneo,  Mass. 

Hoar  Sir;- 


Wo  hairo  your  favor  of  tho  <ith.  inst.,  and  in  reply  bog 
t.o  state  th-it  the  interpretation  we  put  upon  our  contract  y/ith"  you' 
is  exact}  y  v/hat  v/c  have  nlv/ays  understood  it  to  moan. 

\'re  do  not  understand "v/hat  you  iisoan  as  to  tho  ongino 
pulleys.  Uo  you  moan  tho  pul 3 oys'oh  tho  u^a  x  10  or  tho  14*2  x 
3:1  onfTlno°  aB  boinp  al  1  right,  if  wo  sond  you  10  inch  pulleys  on 
tho  dynamos,  that  is  do  you  want  10  inch 'pull oys  on  tho  spare 
dynamos  or  on  the  main  machinosT"' 

V/itK  relation  to  tho  uso  of  12  inch  bolts,  wo" have  very 
•‘Croat"  respect,  for  the. opinion  of  Mr.  Sims,  but  v/o  must  cdnfe's&Vthat 
v/o  prefer  that  our  engineers  should  doeido  all  question's  in  Eola¬ 
tion  to  ..the  engineering  of  our  stations.  v/hon  v/o  think  that  our 
office  talent  is  deficient,  v/e  may  possibly  call  on  Mr.  situs  for 

his  opinion  an  the  matter.  . 

V/c  have  written  to' fin  RicK  in'  relation  to  your  boilers. 

Ho  is  how  -in|5^^^.y.anitt.  *8r course  if  there  is  any  trouble, 

for  wVich.,,Vfb  arc.  to  blamo,  v/o  will  fix  it. 

A. Very  truly  yours, 

... _  Thomas  A,  Edison  Constn,  Dopt.- 


'  "T<oi>^y5.nB  to  your  letter  of  tlw  is-tth,  irraf.  I  bof;  to  say 
that.  Prof nas/>r  Price,  of  SajjfJ^rancisco,  is  in  »iy  opinion  the  . 
most  trustworthy  assayor  in  the  United -States,  and  I  would  bur- 
Knst  your  commit  ciat  inn  with'  him.- 


Very  Truly  Yours, 

Ot- 


tlmi.  Eloctrieal  Engineer. 

iiox  0(35  Kail  River. 


Vte  have  your  letter  dated  at  1-awroUca  of  tho  7th,  Inst, 
in  relation  tol sending  >.lr.  leonard  to  Ohio.  - 

In  reply  wo  Bor  to  say  that  tha  rnanaRODiont  'of  tho  Elec¬ 
trical  Station  is  ontirely  in  y  ur  hands.  And  you  Didst  dispose 
of  your  raon  as  you  think  bast. 


In  roRard  totho  numbor  of  Feeders..  in  tho  Williamsport 
In  stallation,  wo  had  a  now  canvass  mado  of  this  place  as  tho  one 
•<o  had  in  tho  Office  was  an  old  one  mado  by  tho  LiRht  Co.  Wo  ar| 
now-having  a  now  Electrical  Dot  ermination  prepared,  and  will 
adviso  you  to-morrow  by  wire  as  to  the  numbor  of  feodors,  It  is 
o/vv^^2haiS' installation.  -  -  .  . 


Thomas  A. 


Very  Truly  Yours, 

Edison,  ponstructioh  Doptv 


isis  ia-  n 


XU  S.  Andrews,  Esq. 

Gon.  Electrical  Engineer, 

Box.  56!>  pull  Hirer. 

Dear  Sir:- 

In  re Te ran.ee 'tie  your  letter  of  the  Oth,  inst.  wo  do 
not  think  it  -ut  all  likrily.  that  Piqua  and  Middletown  will  be 
ready  as  soon/as  l!if  fen?' is  finished.  At  Middletown  they  havo 
not  yet  soci/rod/the  lt<t  for  Central  Station  purposes.  Ariel  the 
work  <>n  Pi'quu  lias  only  just  been  started,  oithor  Beliefoht,  or 
Mt.  Carfyiol  will  follow,  arter  T  if  fen  piqtm  may  come  in  about  the 
hujivv  t'imo  as'/.a^lton,  but  Middletown  will  certainly  be  the  last 
on  fho  list./ 

/  ft  In  relation  to  Spencer  please  note  the  attauho.llottir, 

y<Ai  better  'start  him  to  work  at  a  saary  of  ttjn  Dollars  per  week, 
•vje  tA  allow  his  railway  fares. 

I  ■  \/  Pioaso  return  Mr.  Spencer's  letter  for  perusal. 

/  • — ■  *■  .  .  Very  Truly  Yours, 

•j  Thomas  A.  Edison,  Construction  Dop' t, 

i  •  '  w  C&'  cf  ■  ■ 


)  ps2,-!St-  It 


,  liaoctrieiil  iCnfiin'v^r, 

;  b)>x  5Cfi  Pall  nivor. 


.  .  _  nr.itv/m-a.  vo  ‘do  not 

In  rofctfrd  to /booh.;  of  quostions  anti  an.. 

,  w  W  «■«"»“  <■>"•  Con“"* 

ac„  a„a  a  »■»»  -  *'»  —»•  ”H*W  „ 

ny  of  thorn  v/qvo  vntnrnod  or  not.  In  any  ovont  it  uoul 


*"*«*•:  ■  (kunfbfi 

M  „„art  to  »**»»  *-*»«  /*■" 


•  four. 


Vary  l'ruly  Yours, 


-'am  a.  nal.on,  oonairtoti.A  Dop't, 

oj&S 


.  /SPS'Ur// 

Dococibor  12  th.  ltJU3. 

Gustav'  Soldan,  Esq.  Supt. 

104  Ooorck  Stroot,  City, 

Roar  Klr:- 

Roforring  to  tho”atlaehod  letter  from  Mr.  Dwelloy,  in 
which  lie  complains  of  the  workmanship  on  tho  second  "II"  dynamo  at 
the  Hint  Mills,,  please  road  same  and  let  mo  have  your  answer  at. 
tho  oaHiest  possible  moment,  ..... 

Yours’  truly. 


Tho. Edison'  llachiho'  Works, 


Edison  Electric  illuroinat inf?  Co. 


Sunbury,  Ponn. 

?>oar  sir;-  •  •• 

Hr.  Edison  .has  mqiiaatad  mo  to  write  you,  Hiiggtfwtinir  -hat 
you  make  sviro  that  your  water  supply  ror  Boiler  will  not  freeze 
ui»..tl,is  winter.  i;r-  Edison  stains  that  it  is  his  opinion  it  will 
bn  affected  by  frost.  Have  the  said  muins  baon  laid  yet? 


Vnry  Truly  Yours, 


Thomas  A.  Edison,  Construction  Doptv 

by 


/ri&'&rJl 


Docombor  11th. 


E.  II.  lord,  Esq,  Troas. 

Lawrence,  ilass, 

Hoar  5>ir:- 

V/o  hayo  your  letter  of  the  7th.  inst.  addrossiod  to 
Mr.  Insull,  in  which  you  state  that  wo  are  unbusinesslike  for 
delaying  /our  motors. 

Wo  would  bop.  to  ror.iind  you  that  th’is  matorial  is  not  made 
by  us,  and  therefore  wo  .only  indirectly  control  its  production. 

Upon  tho  receipt  of  your  3 otter  we  immediately  ./rote  to  dosare. 
I'orrimann  <?  Co.,  consunnp  tnom  for  tno  delay  to  your  matorial  and 
the  inconvenience  they  put  us  to  fnoreby,  and  in  ropiyinp.  to  us 
they  admit  tho  fault,  and  .aro  hurrying  your  orders  to  tho  greatest 
extent  possible. 

Thoro  vjoro  shipped  to  you -to-day,  10  extra  bottles, 
lo  extra  pairs  zincs  and  10  sdlis 'of  rubbor  fixtures  oach  for  tho 
la  Unfit;- as  light,  30  light  and' 100  light  motors,  also  five  U 
light  motors  complete  and  firtooiP'i  iipfit  motors  complete,  and  as. 
no  havo  stated  above  tho  'balance"* of  'yotir -order  is ’receiving  oner 
-  gd'bie  '  attention, 

Tho  cost  of  tho  meters  which  you  now  have  -on  hand  at. 
Jawrdhce,  namely,  85  for  0  lights,  85  for  18  lights,  10  for  85 
lights,  10  for  50  lights  and  5  for  100  lights,  topothor  with  tho 


3 


extra  bottles,  plates,  zincs  and  rubber  parts,  amounts  to  about 
8-37i>, ,  and  in  ordor'to  prove  to  you  thatwo  are  not  short  on  our 


different  capacities  from  the  above, 
The  changes  in  the  3ixo  of  th<J  motors 
roquost. 


,  which  calls  for  motors 
yet  amounts  to  only  WJX} 
3  wore  mado  of  courso  at 


of 


your 


Tn  view  of  tho  abovo  facts' v/o  should  bo  glad  to  reeflivo 
from  you-" your  chock.  Tor  So, 000.,  as  roquost od 'soma  few  days  ago.,, 
There  ia  sufficient  margin  left  after  paying  us  this  money  to 
onablo  you  to  discuss  safely  any  matters  ’wherein  you  think  we  have 
failed  to 'live  up  to  our  contract;’  - 

The  Tawronca  insi'ul  l'ati’eh  has  boon  pecuniarily  disas¬ 
trous  to  us,  and  wo  have  urporit  use  'for  tho  mcino’y  which  wo  now 
’  asl;  you  to  sond,  and  wo  trust'  thalT  wo  can  roly  upon  its  rocoipt 
‘“  within  the  next  row  days.  '  ■ 


^\\xX*A4-- 


)g&3  -  fa  •  n 


Mr.  is.  Ward  Leonard, 

•  earo  Edison  Electric  IlliininatinH  Co. 
-'■I  Juwronco,  Muss. 

near  Sir:- 


Doc,  Ilth,  u 


in  relation  to  fora  of  Motor  Blunk  which  you  priparod 
soko  little  time  aRo,  will  ypu  bo  kind  onouRh'  to  soncl  mo  a  copy. 

T  boliovo  you  sent  mo  a  specimen,  but  it  has  boon  mislaid- In  tlio 
"f  fice'  lforo; 

Very  Truly  Yours, 

Thomas  A.  Edison,  Construction  Dopt.  ■ 


irsi'/s-n 


Doc.  II  til, 


17.  S.  And  rows,  Rsq. 

Box  0115'  i?all  River, 
Do  r  Sir:-  •  ’’ 


Replying  to  your  letter  of  tho  9th,  inst.  in  which  you 
asked  us. -to  Rot  paipgnrnnn-  -'fi  (Jo.  to  make  a  small  cheap  four  point 
switch,  similar/ to/ our  .Botfir  House  Changing  switch.'  Will  you 
please  send  i?4  a  'tfiogram  of  what'i'you  want  drawn  to  aculo. 

/  *•  Vory;  Truly -Yours, 

'  !  Thomas  A.  Edison,  Construction  Dep* t, 


/?t3:/Si-  // 


TJ  a  comb  or'  111  th,  3 

I'.  Woinschonk,  Hsq. 

30  most  a-lth.  Street,  uity. 

Doar  Sir:-  ' 

In  -oply  to  your  note  of'tho  10th.  "Oeconbor,  1  rSgij.ij# 
vary  much  not  having  boon  ublo  to  hoop  th«  oiiKagomont  X"  nmdo  v/i th 
you,  but  T  v/as  collnd  army.' 

'j  will  mdot  you  on'  V/ociriosilay  ( to-morrow)  at  ton  o’clock, 
tforjr'  truly  youfs,  . 

'  yoA, 


2  -// 


r*o.  IT,  Bliss,  Bsq,  oon,  Sup*  t, 

' YMstorn. Edison. lif?ht  Go.'-.. 

52  Wabash  Ave.  Chicago,  Ill. 


Dear  Sii’tr 

V/e  have  your  lot  tor  of  the  Oth,  ins  6,  in  regard  to 
Biijia.  Wo  will  bo  ready  for  tUo  parties  just  as  soon  as  they  uro 
prepared  for  business. 

Very  Truly  Yours, 


Thomas  A..  Edison,  Construction  Co. 


/f  S3 

Do comb or  11th.  U 

W.  H.  jjfwolloy’f  .ir.  Boq.  Troas. 

■  Kail  Rivor,  'Josa. 

Doar  Sir:-  ' 

Wo  learnod  this  morning  that  yOu  sent  an  order  to  tho 
-Edison  Electric  light  Company  for  300  sixtusn- oandlo  power  lamps 
for  uso  in  connection  with  tho  Kail  Rivor  central  station. 

Wo  would  bog ‘to  cull  your  attention' to  tho  fact  that 
the  Fall' River' installation! is  for  ton  caudle* power  lamps. 

Fall  Rivor  boin?  a  c«5al  gas  town,  wo  supply  lamps  of  this  power, 
and  thoy,  in  practicu,  aro  always  run  at  twolvo  candlos,  which  .will 
'  give  more  light  than  any  five  foot  g as  burner  in  your 'City*  . 

Wo  would'  strongly’  advisa. your  recalling  this  ordor,  or 
possibly  thoro  has  boon  a  mistake  inado  and  sixteen  candle  power 
'lamps  ordered  instead  of  /ton. 


/•  Very  truly  yours, 


/ 


-  '  ooc.  nth, 

V/.  s.  Antlrown,  Esq. 

r.on.  Electrical  Gnpinoer. 

;  '  Box  5G5  ' Pall  River.  . . 

•Dear  sir:-  / 

li'n,lrlfi*  »*  *»«?  lo““-  »r  *l»  »th,  taut.  in  «„M 
»■>  «  irooa  14-  to  .tap,, 
incidnritly  that  0.™,,,  »* 

am  non  Imipg  started,  and  that  h.  could  do  „U  those  dim, 
ant  points}  ?.,n  his  own  hook." 


Very  Truly.  Yours, 


Thomus  A.  Edison,  Construction  hop*  t, 


Iff 3-  n 


Dooombor  1 1  th.  .  3 

Jlossrs.  Darkle  k  Hal 3 , 

oo  (.’engross  street,  W, 

Detroit,  Kich.  ... 

Dour  Sirs:-  '  ...  . 

In  furt.hor  reply  to  your  favor  of  the  7th.  .inst.,  wo 
bop.  to  say  that  v/o  hnvo  the  map  of  Grand  llavon  preparod  and  will 
send  it  to  you  to-morrow  to  obtain  option  on  lots  for  central 
station  purposes.  After  receiving  information  in  regard  to  lots, 
and  choosing  therefrom  the  ono  best,  suited  to  our  business,  it  is 
only  a  mnttor  of  a  few  days  to  supply  an  ostimato.  V/o  should 
thoroforo  be  glad  to  know  il'' you"  would  111: o  us  to  send  you  the 
ostimato  for  Grand  llavon,  which  you  could  Tiold  yourself  until 
preparod  to  present  it  to  tho'iocal  pooplo,  or  if  you  would  prefer 
us  allowing  the  matter  to  romriin  in  aboyiuice  in.  this  office  until 
wo  rocoivo  instructions  from  you  to  go  ahead  with  the  work? 

Very  truly  yours, 

Thomas  A.  lidiaon  (Jonstii.  Dept. 

"y  C^ydLO 


/  f?2r  /J?  -  // 


Doc.  nth, 


|  ■  . 

13.  M.  Oabol-nj,  Hsq.  . 

•ifoityirni  N.  Y. 

Hoar  Sir:-  I '  X  . 

*  U*»»  >»■«■'  ,ww’  “  “lu" ,>r "  "  .  , 

w  ovoAto  fc«r4  «rW  ’'lrlnE'  “““ 


if  thero 

P>—”‘  t  ’“”B  lhE  C"”''Wi 
.-,7a  plop,)  on  loyini!  m*xrnr««*  ’ 


/iWindiPowd  by  n  rod  linn. 

!  Vnry  Truly  Yours,  '!' 

|\Tho»«o  A.  ndioop,  non.yruo.ioo  »#*, 


\  \  Thomas  a. 

■  I  y  ' 


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A  k 

A  / 1 


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December  .11th,  3 

A.  Stuart,  Ran,  Seety,  ' 

Cincinnati,  Ohio, 

Dear  Sirs- 

•y/o  have  your  letter  of  tho  titli,  inst.  in  roforcneoto  . 
tho  now  form  of  special  report  which  we  sent  you  to  have  filled 
out  for  a  number  of  towns.  We’  db  not  vish  you  to  send  a  man  around 
'  spocial ly  to  obtain  this  information,  but'  wo  'presumed  that  you  wore 
in  communication  with  local  parties  who  could  furni3h  tho  infor¬ 
mation  wo  rcquirod,  Ac  you  wil’j"  notion  the  form  is  much  more 
complete  than  tho  old  brio  which"  wo  used. 

If  you  can  obtain  the  data  for  us,  ac  stated  above', 
wo'should  bo  pi  ad  to  havo  it,  .otherwise  wo  do.no.t  wish  you  to  ro 
to  any  expense  in  ordor  to  pot  it. 

Wo  return  herewith  Mr.  Dyer’s  report  on  l  ima  as  requested. 
Vory  truly  years, 

Thomas  A,  lidison  odnstn.'  Dept. 

w  f%LP<¥ 


//r.  p.  .  k.  shavr, 

earn  Ohio  Edison  Installation  Co. 

Worth  Wont  Cor.  6  ft  Vino  Sts.  Cion,  0. 


Roplyinf'  to  your  letter  of  the  Cth, '  irist.  v?n  bop  to  say  . 
that  wn  cannot  Bond  tho  canvassor  to  Pottsvilln  as  siinmja'  tho 
canvass  of  Circlovillo  if  .complotod.  This  will  probaly  bo  ih  'a 
wooks  timo. . 

Vory  Truly  Yours,  • 

'  Thomas  A.  JSdison,  Construction  Doptv 


By 


irF3~ia-ti 


fhip  Edison  Installation  cio. 

North  West  Cor.  0  a  Vino  Sts,  Ginn.  0. 


Wo  have  your  lot  tor  of  Oho  Oth,  inst;  including  the  com¬ 
munication  from  Ur.  BigKtor  us  to  thu  pro  gross  ut  Jit.  Carmel, 
which  v/o  bog,  to  return  atiroguos'tod.  V/o  aro»  (jotting  ahead  at  !it. 
Carmel  just  , its  fast' as  wo  possibly  can.  hut  or  course  wo  cannot 
expect  the  local  people  thorn  to  son  the  diff’.ranco  bat  v/o  on  tho 
erection  nf  a  house,  and  tho  .installation  of  an  Electric  light 
riant. '  "It  v/ill  not  bo  very  long  before  these  people  are  in 
a  .bettor  humor; 


•Thomas  A. 
By 


Very  Truly  Yours, 


Edison,  Construction  Dept. 

a, .o,z f 


/ffS-ii-ll 


December  13th.  3 

Sir  John  Lubbouh,  ■ 

IS  lombard  Street, 

Jondon,  IS.  0.  Rnpland. 
liy  Hoar  Sir  John:-  '■ 

ThiiV-  rfil'J  introduce  to  you-  my  Private  Secretary 
tu  I- untlt, j,  to  .pen, I  Christman' 

tliooo.  '-til  o',  ho  is  oh\;/om-  S  I. Is  of  i.hs  Atlantis  ha  wj.;>  havo 
vanions  huttww,  .«Unri  W  s.ittJa  Mth  tho  SCison  KJaatpjtt  Upht 
Company  of  3  ondon.  •'  ! 

Any  a«sistanc|  that  you  can  render  him  ,«1  bo  greatl* 


appreciated  by, 


Yourc  very  cincorol y, 


A\ 


1  / 

!  1  1 
:  \j  , 
,\ 

A'\ 


n?2.-  -/I 


Ticeombor  13  th. 


KunbuTy,  henna. 


Hoar  Kir:- 

that  you.  male  sure  that  your  water  supply  Jur  boiler  will  not 
rroozo’uj.  this  Winter.  Mr.  Raison  stdtos  thatit  is  his  opinion 
it  Will  be  oi'^octod  by  "frost.  Hava  the  street  v/ntor  mams  boon 
laid  yot? 


//rite  you,  suj-jjostin;; 


Very  truly  yours, 


i  gs3-  u,  n 


Ooo.  JItJi, 


!!r  Chus.  p.  Lyon,  .  •  ' 

Ci  relaying,  Ohio.  • 

Ugnr  Sir;- 

"*  h“v”  ,“ur  <* «-  **.  *»,.•  COT.„ 

<>r  V/o llo boro  enmo  to  ahnd  t0  day.  ' 

Oard  to  whon  you  should  commoner  canvassing  a  town, 
always  start  work  at  duels,  Just  Ea-  tho  pooplo  cojn, 
™ncn  liRhtirifj.  ° 

Vory  Truly  Yours, 

Thomas  A.  Edison,  Construction  Dopt. 

»y  Cl  ,  &■  7" 


WS>  )<?-!/ 


[I)0C.  XI  til, 


.John  Lucas 


av/Scs  Hopjt, 


v 


1'i'ost,  Va. 


Dear  Sir:-  \  1 

Koplyjfof?  .to  your  lottor  of  tlio  4th,  inst.  in  rolution 
i,o  runninn  a /machine  Tor  boreinR  coal  by '  Klnctriety,  I  bofj  to 
,aji  that  th/  electrical  part  iu  hardly  practicable,  /.Unlosa  wires 
run  through  the  drifts  to  furnish  power  und  lif'ht,  from  u  Uynwno 
at  the  {/'•iutinr  Works.  '  ! 

Very  Truly  Yours, 

.  -lyi 


Doc,  nth, 


Straight  lino  Rnpinii  (5<>. 

•Cor.-,  Offddcfe  &  Payatto  Sts.  • 

Kyraeuoo,  U.  v. 

Dear  Sira;-  . 

you  lottor  ofttho  6th,  inet.  in  rn  lot  inn  tola 
Pat  lorn  “aJcor.  rjo  ro.n-ot 

?  to  1=0. y  t)iat  wojmvo  not  a  man  in  our 

™,aos  „t  th.,  ™„„t  .**„!»«,  oro  l0  cra„catI, 

with  a  Hr*  ola,»  ;««-.■»  0orvicO!1  „  OJI,„c(  „ 

°"  ‘"iS  «**>«  will  »«t,  m  ,Wri„atollr  ln  .  ^ 


V  "  Vory: Truly  Yours, 

'  '  Htlii: 

ilachino  Works, 

'\A  <?  £7 


/  \ 


3- ix-  r?~ 


.  O-tty. 


icsi.  Illinois 
for  for  your 


yocomber  1-vsth.  3 


Charles  T.  v>hite,  Esq. 

10.J  labor ty  St  root,  City. 

Doar  Sir:- 

Havo  you  on  hand  atiy  suij-hato  of  s'.inc  froo  from  iron 
and  would  yoii  bo  kind  onom;h  to  sond  us  a  somplof.  Tf  thn  motorial 
is  satisfactory,  wo  would  liko  to  f?iv« 


i  ordor  for  a  quantity 


Vary  truly  youri 
Thomas  A.  Edison  Constn, 


/<r<T3-  /o.  -  /-2. 


■  -  — '  December  13th,  3 

V/.  ?;.■  Andrews,  Usq. 

i'all  rtivor,  Mass. 

Doar  Kir:- 

rfo  havo  your  letter  of  tho  <!th.  inst,  roquostirip  us  to 
ordor  four  more  pluf!  switches  for  ban!1,  of  tost  lamps',  which  vro 
have'  dime . . 

Tn  regard  to  pulleys 'on  the  "S"  machine,  this  dynamo  is 
1  Ctu-tL** 

run  in  connection  with  a  U  2  X  12  engine,  must,  havo  a  10" 

pulley.  If  v/e  use  12"  pulleys  on  tho  “S"  machine,  tho  Arming  ton 
f:  Sinis  peoplb  would  havo  to  put  a  57”  pulley,  on  thoir  9  2  x  12 
'  ongino,  and  as  tho  47"  in  their  standard  pulley,  v/o  do  not  v/ish 
to  make  a  oharujb.  ■' 

Vory  truly  yours, 

Thomas  A.  Edison  Constn.  Dept. 


j  rr  3-/-1-A2 


ftocoinbor  J.-ith.  3 


A,  I!.  Chandlor,  ^sq,  Prost. 

Pu3  Jo;  S3  ootns  light  Oo. 

Union  Squaro,  c;ity. 

nodi*  .'Jir:- 

ai  you  ascertain  about  .'taith’ s  v/ap03?  Ploaso  givo  no 
his  fu31  nano,  aa  T  havo  forgottori  it. 

Vary  truly '/oars, 

1 


/gi&JZl 

HOC.  12th,  u 

Prank  S.  Harr,  Esq.  Trna. 

Rd-iaiin  Electric  IlduminatinR  Co.  •'« 

Sunbury,  Ponna. 

Dear  Sir;-- 

ffo  boR  to  oncloso  horowith  eta turnout  showin/j  tho  amount 
tluo  us  at  the  proaont  timo'  by  tho  Sunbury,  Co.  It  is  chiefly  made, 
up  by  thd  balance  duo  on  contract,  tJio  othor  itoms  uro  for  vriro, 
and  aomo  smbll  fixtures,  which  wo  send  at  your  rsquost. 

'Vory  Truly  Yours, 

''  “*v<  "  -  Thomas  A.  Edison,  Constn.  Dop'  t,  ••  - 

~  ■*  'Q.&ft  . . 


Trass. 


Hoar  Sir:- 

I:i  isolation  to  your  latter  of  the  -tth.  inst.,  in  ’./!iic)i 

understand  why  tho  bolt  shou3  ;l  hay  _■  piy  on  out  so  soon,  nor  liavp 
vn>  any  recollection  oi'  .it  lia/iiu:  boon  placed  thoro  with  tho  under- 
s  build  inj1,  tiiat  it  was  to  bo  removed' .and  ailuthor  uou  subs  titu  tod. 

Our  Suporin t undent ,  Hr.  jUch,  states  that  the  bolt  vrais  rosplicod  at 
Sudbury  ah<i  that  tho  worii.  *is  ^oifl'-  ddno.  It  is  exactly  the  samp" 
artielo  that  wo  aro  usin';:  in  iron  no  o  fcion  wi  th  other  installations,' 
vrhich  latter  are  cuvini?  pec  foot-. satisfaction. 

Very  truly ''ydurg,' 

Thomas'  A.  Kdiaon  Const n.  rfept. 


i)OCOl:lbOV  lkJSll.  3 


Col.  C.  UoddarU,. 

ears  Timo  Tn)nf>ra|.h  to. 

Tempi o  Court,  city. 


V-q  bon  to  oncloso  horowith  our  ostimato.  ::o.07,A  for 
tho  oroction  of  a  0 mitral  Station- .Ktli3on  Electric  l.ifht  riant  -t 
Kan  .loco  fio  Cu  at  anal  a  of  400  lamps  capacity  of  17  c audio  power 
'  oach,  and  amounting  to  S23t443.fel 

v/o'  dl30  sond  you  ttiip  bl'  •‘•an  J6so  do  Ctiatamala  with  tho 


district  war)- ad  off. 


Vory  truly  yours,.. 
Thomas  A."’ Raison  Constri,'  Dopt. 

W  d&'V 


Enclosuros. 


/f/3  -  ./Jt  ~JA  ■ 

-  .4  • ..  i 

Docorabor  lath.  H  \ 

.  ‘  .'i 

Charles  T,  Hughes, Esq, 

Poughkoopsio,  H.Y. 

Doar  sir:-  ;  ..  .. 

V/o  bog  to  onoloao  harowith  our  ostii.iator.  No3.  77,  '77,A  '  '  | 

and  77, B,  for  tho  oroction  of  an  Edison  Bloetnc  light  Control 
Station  Plant,  at,  Pouhyhoepsio,  Nov/  York,  and  amounting  ' to  8. 
S2:5,i/-i9.40--S4o,olJ7.42  and  83  ^TtjS.og,  tog  a  thor  with  thoir  attainted.--;, 
map's.  '  "  ' '  -  j  :-  | 

tn  relation  t,o  ostimatV)’  Do', 77','  by  referring  to  tho 

.  .  .  .  ;! 

St  root  Installation,  you  will ’sea ’that  tho  district  wo  ;|roposo 

wiring, 'in  tho  event  of  his  estimate  being  accepted,  covers  2,04H 
lights.  Estimate  77, A  provides  for  2,411  lights  in  tho  district 

and 'estimate  77, B  for  1,W1'1  licftts.  By  referring  to  the  maps . 

accompanying  thoso  estimates  you  will  find  the  course  of  tho  streot 
installation  marked  thereon.  It  will  therefore  be  uriuococsnry 
for  us  to  go  into  a  lengthy  comparison,  as  it  only  romams  for 
you  to  g^ooso  tho  ono  you  considor  boot  cuitcd  for  tho  purpooo. 

In  submitting  thoso  dstinaioa  it  in  of  course  understood 
that  tho  local  Company  obtain  all  nocosoary  porcjitc  for  us  to  upon 
streets  and  lay  our  tubas,  in  accordance  with  whichovor  one  thoy 
may  accept,  and  wo  will  not  in  any  way  bo  responsible  for  any 
failure  to  obtain  thooa,  which  might  provout  our 


Uo eombor  12th.  3 

John  jioskin, .  lisq. 

i*  ledger  building, 
i'hila.  I’onna. 

Horn*  sir:- 

Wo  htivo  your  lot'!; or  of  tho  11  t.h,  innf.. ,  and  in  ropl  y 
bog  to  say  that  if  tho  speeds  of'  -both  dynamos  do  not.  vary  much  from 
v/hat  ;:thoy  aro  sot  up  at  and  tho  rnsistanco  boxes  are  proportioned 
so  "th'a't  tno  load  will  divide  according  to  tho.  capacity,  they' will' 
fun'porfoctly  together.  Wo  run  thorn  this  v/ay  in  our  central 
station  plants. 

"  'Very '.truly  yburti',' • 

•  '-■*  .  •  ■  ■  ■ 

Ty:yr  J  ■ 


Docombor  3  >4  th . 


Chari  os  T.  Hu«hos,  Hafj. 

Korean  House, 

.  .  loufihl.ooi.sio,  M.Y. 


V/o  bofi  Co  ancloso  horov/ith  plan  oi‘  the  .control  station 
v.'o  propose  eroctinc  at  fourth! oopBib',' also  ootimato  of  daily  run- 
niiiK  expanses  amt  statement'  o‘f;  probable  profits  on  a  Stt0,000. 
capitalisation,  v/liich  la.t-tpr  shows  an  excel. 3. out  pureent  for  tiivi- 
Uomis. 

'  V/o  ulso  unclose  tlio  -remaining  estimate  for  this  plant.; 

Vury  truly  yours, 

Thomas  a.  Kdison  (ionstn.  Uopt. 


Enclosures. 


/  //3  '/3../J2 


iloeombor  lath,  3 


Mosars,  font  Auorbach, 

3  broad  Ktront,  Tiity. 


uontlomon;- 


T  understand  tho  eau-i  of  Smith  v: 
Oalondar  and  will  bo  soon  raaehod  for  trial 
iato  til th  you  in  tho  suit  iir.  J,  c.  Tomlinson, 
onourch  to  all 0.7  him  to  examine  all  tho  papers 


,  Kdison  is  on  tho 
I  doairo  to  assoc- 
You  will  bo  i!ood 
and  consult  va^h  him 


as  to  tho  conduct, 


mananuiiiant  and  trial  uf  the  suit, 


Very  truly  yours, 

1'hlu 


/  $rs-/a-;3> 


Dccembor  13th.  3 


■  W,  S,.  Andrews,  Ksq. 

•  ■  F,  0.  Box  500,  ' 

Poll  Rivor,  bass. 

Hoar  Kir:- 

Y/n  have  your.  1  otter*  of',  ilw»  11th.  Inst,  in  reference 
•'  to  the  bolts  l'or  driving  the  two  “Y"  dynamos  boirin  too  Ion?. 

Tho  reason  that  those  bolts  are  of  improper  size  is  that 
3 

"tho  dynamo  has  boon  sot  11  4”  too  near  tho  oncino,  and  not  in 

accordance  with  our  plans,  which  say  10*  from  contor  to  contort 

....  ....  .  ...  .  3  . 

Would-  it  not,  bo  possible  to  move  those  dynamos  back  11  4"? 

If  not,  v/o  v/ould  profor  havinj’  the  bolts  rospiiobd. 

•  "  Yours'  trill  y\ 

•  "  Thomas’ ~hV  feS’isbn' Cofist  ni  Dppt. 


If #3-  zj?  -  /j. 


December  loth.  3 


w.K,  H,  lord,.  Esq.  Troas. 


',7o  havo  your  toloprahi  of  y^storday  instructing  us.  to 
itond .  10*  pulloys  for  tho  *S"  dynamos  J 

In  this  connection’ wo"  bbg/to  say  tihat  v/o  alv/ays  uso  a  , 

.  i  .. :J  . '  ’ 

12*  <twl'»,/whon  an  UJ2  x  10  opBipo  ifl  driving  this  Machine. 

At  tho  Vourl  JStroot  station  in  thill  city  wo  havo  run  a  x  13 

ongi'no  at  350  revolutions  for  sovrantoon  consocutivo  days  with 
'porfoctly  satisfactory  results,  jl 

tho  3^2  x  10  engino  at/l^av/ronco  would  havo  to  "bo  run  at 

\ 

’about  32:5,  if  you  uso  12*  pulloys,  land  wo  do  not  consider  that 
325  revolutions  por  minuto  is ,'4oo  I'Veh  a  spood  for  this  small 


engine,  v/hon  v/o  havo  obtained  ouch  results  as  above  stated  from  tho 
141 2  x  13.  Eurthornoro,  if  you  une  10?  pull  eys  you -will  havo 
troublo  by  tho  bolt  slipping, -inasi  uch  as  it  doos  not  form  as 
good  a  contact  with  tjiat  si  so  of  pi.iiby\tts  it’ does  v/ith  the  12*. 

If,  hov/ovor,  you  still  dosiro  to  iisa  10*  pulloys  wo  shall  bo  glad 
"  to  send  .thorn  on  immodiatoly  you  advise  us,  but  v/o  considpr  it 

"’advisabie  to  mention  the  above  facts  before  filling  your  ordor. 

Vory  truly  yours,. 

■  ,  ,  -  /  \  '  ‘ 

Thomas  A,  Edison ’iCoristn.  Dopt. 


Gustav  Soldqn,  Ran. 


I; 


\y  '  Edison  Machine  Tfirkst 

104  Coorek,  St.  City. 

Dear  Sir:-  ' 

V  HopIyinB  to  your  letter  of  tho  llljjh,  inst.  v/horoin  you 
state  that  it  would  bo  advisable  to  have  a  co^plote  sot  of  druwi'nijp 
for  the  Straight  I.ino  Engine.!  Wo  bofl  to  say  that  .wo  have  a  com¬ 
plete  W  liiado,  -upd  the  lettojr  i/ont  you  stated  that  they  wore 
maltinR  the"  patterns.  '  . 

i;  Vorym  Truly  Youro» ' 

■•<••• .  Edison  H^chino  Works. 

•  •  . . —  '  fly  I 


December  13th, 


l'orsonal, 

V/.  K.  Andrews,  Ksq. 

Pall  River,  Maas. 

hoar  fiir:- 

.  Can  you  givo  us' any  idoa  as  to  v/hon  tho  Pall  Rivor  sta¬ 
tion.  will  bo  randy  to  start?  V/o  are  avraro  that  thoro  is  n  quan¬ 
tity  oi  oloctrical  material /which,  has  not  yet  pono  forward,  but  if 
you  can  make  a  start  and  introduco  t.hoso  fixtures  afterwards  It' 
will  bb  of  v'ory  .(treat  sorvieo  to  us  financially. 

V/o  jirosutio  you  havo  hoard  nothing  from  hr.  Rich  ho'  to  S/hon 
Tiffin'  will  be  ready  for  you  mon,'  V/o  have;  tb-riighV  asl:bd  him 
this  quost.ion,  and  v/ill  adiiso  you,  u(’on  receipt  of  his  reply. 

.  Yours  ’truly, 

Thomas  A.  'Edison  Gpnst'n.'  D'o'pt. 


/fi f3-t*'/£ 


/  ff3,- 


IV.  s.  And  rows,  Haq. 


vox  005  pull  Rivor. 


.  m  fcmHjr  in-  mm  or  yost.raayo  dot,  in  to 

Williamsport  ana  »..b,tre,  »o-Mr„d  you  on  tl,n  mh,  Inst.that 
thorn  v/oro  i  fn«doro  ut  Mowbur,..  And  yesterday  -,<n  o.nt  you  a 
Minerals,  statin,;  that  thorn  m  n  run, lorn  in  t|„  Williamsport 
Installation.  Kinco  snndjtnR  tho  latter  tnlorrao,  vrn  urn  in 
■  ocnlpt  Of  a  lot  tor  from  tho  Williamsport  Co.  statinp  that  thny 
have  not-ynfsosurnd  u  lot,  and  anted  our  indulconoo  until  „ 
hoar  further  from  thorn.  In  «w  „r  this  tM,  ^  thJ , 
morninB,  to  do  nothin,/  to  WUIiumspotV  material,  nhtil  you  worn 
advised  further  from  this  Offioo.'  V,o  Will, send  you  tm 
motion  you  desire  at  the  oarliosf  po.siablo  momont. 

V'nry  Truly  Yours,  ■ 


DoeoiaJjor  13th.  3 

'.Y.  I).  Rich,-  Koq. 

Hazleton,  Puanu. 

Cun  you  toil  us  when  tho  Tiffin  station  v/ill  bo  ruady  fn 
for  our  ul  octricul  a  tuff  to  oouimonce  vftiri  on  tho  insidu  v/i  rinyV 
Wo  v/ould  liko  to  start  thou  on  this  work  ut  tho  ourliost  possible 
mouont.  -  Will  you  kindly  send  us  u  lottor  stating  exactly  tho' 
condition  of  tho  uiivuncowont  of  tho  central  stations  ut  Hazleton, 
Ut.  Carmel  and  Uoilofonto. 

Yours  truly, 

Vhoams  a.  liaison  ’Constn.  bopt. 


December  13th. 


p.  Rich,  Esq. 

Hazleton,  1-onna,  ' 

Dear  Sir:- 

Wo  sond  you  herewith  two  plans  of  the  Poll  of  onto  sta¬ 
tion,  one  marked  "A*  having  boon  proparod  from  the  sketch  you  sent 
us  (living  tho  Uotails  of  your  proposed  arrangement, and  tho  othor 
marked.  “,H*  is  one  which  has  booh  proparod  in  this  office. 

Ky*  referring  to  thoso plans  you  will  see  that  both  build¬ 
ings  are  exactly  the  same  size,  and  the  thV  sam'e  capacity  of  plant 
is  obtained  without  increasing  the' length  of  oithor  building." 

,  V/erb'  we  to  adopt,  tho  plan  which  you  sent  us  and  put  in  the  engine 
and  boil  or  (upon  which  wo  havo  made  a  cross)  it  would  bo  impossible 
for  tho  onpinoor  to- attend  to  his  ongirfo  "and  look  after  his  stoamyj 
Wo  hove  marked  with  tho  letter  "A*  on  our  plan  the  possitions  of 
tho  boiler  and  engine  which  wo. 'now  propose  to  install,  and  by  ' 
roforoncc  to  same  you  will  sofe'  that  it  is  a  niuch  more  convenient 
arrangement  than  the  one"  you  suggest'.  The' only " difference  it 

makoc  in  tho  interior  arrangement  of  the  station  is  to  reduce, the 
length  of "  tho  office  from  lH’  to  11*  4*.  Kn  Andr6v/s*  brings  his  - 
wires  iii  at  the  skylight,-  and  you  will  see  that  there  is  plenty  of 
'  room  for  electrical  apparatus  along  tho  walls  <il'  the  building  and 
*'awa/  from  tho  dynamos.  Vo  tl.6rofdro  think  it  dosirablo  that  you 


— - - - ■  - 

2 

should  adoift  this  iluc,  anti  shell  be  nl»d  te  »-cve  any  common t 9  you 
muy  v/ioh  to  tael  c  upon  it. 

'  '  -  ,  Very  truly  yours, 

Thomas  A.  Kdisbn  fionstri.bDopt.  .  - .  .  .  i 

'*  ,44 

o  ■■  . 


Enclosures. 


W.  D.  Rich, /Ksjq.  . 

■ 'erf'ro^di’shh 'RWctric  Til'.  Oo, 

■  \  Ha^oltoni  Poiina. 

near  sir:-/  f"  '  -  f 

We|  have'  your  1st  tor  of  j  tho  Otli,  inst.  in  rofjard  to 

I-  .  .! 

boiler  plat^/ of  f.IiJdlotovm  unU  Piqua.  Wo  believe  that  this  stylo 
of  s^ttiiy^/ ^Ls  to  bo  U30d  onl  where  Jlituininus  Coal  is  burned,  wo 
note  yot/r  olVlo^tiens  to  this  sfoljtinr’  however,  uml  sh&ll  bo  ijlart 
•to  hjiy/a  yotrjuso  your  own  judf'/ement  -iib  to  tfto  .way  'in  which  it 
'ajiouldl  bo  done.  ’  ||  . 

'••••'  /j  , 

■  Jv'1;''  J  { Vory  Tnily  Yours, 

■  j  ■  1  Thoraus  A f.j  Edison,  Constn.  Uopt. 

:  ,w  !!  y)  XI  .. 

)  I  '  r  A-/ 


■! 


7, 


/fgi'lj.  -/i 


Docoinbor  13th. 


A.  Stuart,  Esq.  Sooty. 

Cincinnati,  Ohio, 
boar  Kir:-  ^  1 

Wo  havo  your  lottor  of  t'hoillth.  inst  in  rogard  to  tho 
extension  of  tho  Tiffin  plant, ' and  dining  tho  past  fov/  days  havo  . 
rocoivod  all  you'r  to!  ogratris  urging  upju.n  us  the  necessity  of  ship¬ 
ping'  tho  matorial  at  onco.  ■ 

Your  idoas  as  to  the'  arnuht  .jii' "work  necessitated  by  this 
oxtonsion  aro  altogether  too  small.  it  'will  bo  impossible  for  us 
to  obtain  tho  copper  undor  two  weeks,  ind  \n  viov/  of  thxs  fact  v/o. 
havo  v/irod'  you  that  v/o  cannot  koej  our ’/non  &{ioro,  as  v/o  understand 

•  ,  ,v  •  . . 

from  our  Superintendent  that  all  the  polo  ,lin\>s  at  Tiffin  'will  bd 
finished  on  Saturday  noxt.  1  ?  !  \  . 

Wo  havo  wired  you  to-riight^tlialtho  cosJp  of.  this  oxtonsion 
•  will  'bo  83,7bU.17,  and  v/o  bog  i^  fcnhloW ‘herewith '.<iur  ostimato 
for  performing  the  work  and’  supplying  t^  matorial.  •  Upon  its 

•  .  -  .  •  .  :/{...  .  .  '  M 

acceptance,  v/o  v/ill  .immediate! y / 1\aho  active  stops  to  make  tho 
dosirod  addition  to  your  plant.  .1  \ V  .  . 

Mn'  Rich  is  altogether  mistaken  J) |ion\he  statos  that  it 
"will not  incroaso  tho  cost  ofi’oo<jors.|he/' oxtehSion  necessitates 
a  how  feod'or  arid  consequently'  adc^itiorialioloctrical  apparatus  in 

.  ...  '  A  -  •  X'i 


/  Ff3-iji  - 13 


Enclosure 


if  .  \  ■  ' 

:  /  rsz- 13 


Docoinbol-  13  th.  3 

M,  C.;-,  BolKniip,  Esq.  Tress. 

Highland  national  banli, 

Novi  Burgh,  N'.Y. 

V/o  have  your  latter  oi'  the  lath,  inst.,  asking  us- for 
a  list  of  prices  for  which  wo 'will  furnish  tubing  and  virus  for 
service,  and  in  reply  we  bog  to  sltato  that  v/o  will  sujply  you  with 
this  material  at  cost  price. 

The  'way  the  Kail  Hivor  and  ]  awraheo  Company  did  was 
simply  to  givo  us  an  open  order  to  supply  thorn  with  as  many  ser¬ 
vices  as  wore  nocessary,  and  v/o  billed  the  material  to  then  at.  tho 
rate  as  stato’d  abovo. 

If  you  will  givo  us  a  similar  ordor,  v/6  shall  bo  very 
glad  to  furnish  you  with  'whatever  sorviebs  you  roquiro.  They 
certainly  should  bo  put, in  at  onco,  os  it  will  sayo  a  groat  doal 
"of  labor  in  the  future,  when  you-  might  possibly' have  to  contend 
with  heavy,  frost. 

Yours  truly, 

Thomas  A.  Edison  Gonstri,  Dept l 


December  intb. 


l.'ossrs.  liorpniann  •?  Oo.- 

2‘jii  Avenue  B,  Ciiy) 

rioar  Sirs:- 

•th  relation  to  the  attached  letter  rrom  iiossrs. 

,  . lr:„.„n„,  »  you  »ot  .him  »(*->*  «  »  .  •»**<■ 

nr  0„,.j  „  „l out  oV .«  1,»»  JU».  X*.hi*  f0r 

-..ti  -5 tilt. ions  with  v/hat 

'u.i'Waon  of  r.uMlylui:  oar  ' 

™,uiror  -,y  UUU3U  —  »“»*'«»«  “  ' 

yiau;  ana  im»**  “  run  ouniu  rural, uao  it  for  nrtoon  00 'V  * 
ana  .nil  it  fur  »«ty  rtvo  «a„t=  =  ^  *k“ 

,„„ia  rot.it  ruua  Front.  lot  at  l.nuv/  ir  you  Oiil  ao  thin.. 

Yours  truly , 

'  Thomas  A.'  Edison  Coiistn'..  Dept. 


by 


Enclosure, 


/  S5>3  -/X  - 


December  13th. 

Pttul  ».  Dyer,  Esq. 

Tvomunt  liousu, 

-  Gal  voston,  Texas. 

Pear  .'Sir:- 


V/o  have  your  interesting  lottor  of  the  nt!.i.  inet..,  and 
in  relation  to  your  obtaining:  options  on  lots  we  think  it  would  bo 
a  good  idem  for  you  to  got.  exact  sizes  and  prices  of  as  many  lots 
n.mr  the  contor  of  each  -  town  nr.  you  can. 

In  regard  to  the  amount  y-.  u  arc  paying  l'or  your  oxpensqs 
at.  the  prosont  time,  if  you'Vill  1  of  tis' khb</  how  much  it  is  in  o  . 
I’scitss  of  the  allowance^' mart o  you,  ’  v/o' shall '  be  very  glad  to  credit 
your  account  with  tho  difference. 

You  havo  aj  paron'tly  missed  sending  us  a  portion  or  your 
lottor  or  ol so  you  havo  forgot ton  to  sign  it, 

Have  you  ovor  ■  received  tho  no.v/  foria  of  special  report , 
which  wo  sent  you  about  a  month  .ago?. 

Mr.  Insull  sail  ed  for 'Europe  yesterday  to  bo  gone  until 
tho  latter  ond  of  January.  Y/6  presume  you  rocoivod  his  lottor 
toll ing  you  to  go  homo  for  Christmas. 

tours  truly.,  ' 

Thomas  A,"  Scl'iSon  Co'ns'tn.  Dept. 

By 


liocombor  13th, 


/ 


!3.  Baton,  Esq.  Pro'st,  j 

Edison  Bloctric  light 
05  Pifth  Avonuol 

Doar  Sir:- 

1  hdvo  tho  pleasure 
iiig  to  57,7130.74,  being  amount, 
also  account  amounting  to  £lpll| 

_  on  tlie  light  Company’ s  accom 

In  addition  to  tho  atjoj' 


by  mo  on  oloct.ric  railroad  oxp 
"my  account,  amounting  to  S3U,5- 
ponded  by  ino  at  tho  Edison  Mac 
machines,  v/ith  tho  rosult  of  do 
typos  of  dynamos  about  tv/o'nty 
‘numbor  of”  lights  obtained  fromj 
With  relation 

‘tho  “invontiohs  in  connoction  t| 
.‘tho  Bloctric-  Hoilroad'  Company, 
"to  this  mat tor  must  stand  ov 
to. bo  cloarly  understood  thui 


,b  hand  you  herewith  account  amount- 
jj[uo  my  Construction  Dopartmont, 

.00  for  sundry  amounts  paid  bj«  mo 


thoro  is  tho  amount  oxpondod 
Turnouts,  for  which  you  al  rcigidy  havo 

'0,  and  also  about  S25,000  ox- 

lH..  ......  .. 

no  Works  in  improving  your  dynamo 
iiasing  tho  cost  on  sdmo  of  tho 
•Q\por  cent,  and  increasing  tho 
sju’ctt^ochincc  about  forty  por  cent, 
[iird.fc'd  oxpor.imonts,  inasmuch  as 
•with'  havo  booh  trarisf  orij^d”  to 
presume  my  accounts  in  relation 
il though  by  stating  this  1. wish  it 
shcidor  that  1  havo  'a  valid  claim 


"tTX 


% 


ns3-io  :/i 


nst.  tho  Rdi Boil  Electric  I-j cb t-  Company  for  the  amount  1  have  . 
"ostRonclod  in  this  connection. 

As  to  the  cost  of  the  dynamo  experiments,  in  considora- 
..  tion  of  tho  kindness  shov/n  by’ the  Xii’ht  Company 'in  carrying  .my 
stock  for  mo,  it  is  not  my" intent ibh  to  ask  them  tc  roimburse  mo  to 
tho  umoUrit  referred  to,  more  cepofcially  as  the  rendering  of  account 
of  this  character  is  usually  the  cause  of  great  irritation. 

In  this  connection  1  may  mention  that  I  air.  how'  experimenting  with 
the  object  of  increasing  tho  capacity  of  tho  central  station  dynamo 
but  inasmuch  as  my  moans  arc  limited  I  cannot  conduct  the  expori- 
monts  on  any  such  scale  as  the  importance  of  tho  mat tor  would 
"warrant,  and  I  would  urge  upon  your  Directors  the  necessity  of 
placing  at  my  disposal  $30,000. : for  this  purpose.  Of  course  it  is. 
very  difficult  to  ostimato  the  exact  cost'  of  'such  experimentation, 
and  I  mention  this  amount  as''&>'i'inut  and  not  as  giving  an  indie a- 
‘'tlcih  that’  tho'  'experiments  -would'  cost  as  mudhi 

'  I  shall  be.  glad  if  you  will  arrange  to  pay  the  small ’ """ 

’account  duo  (31,110.00),  and  my  Construction  Department  account 
( 37,700.74)  at  an  early  date,  inasmuch  as  the  lattor  must  of  neces¬ 
sity  receive  additions  or  deductions  from  month  to  month. 

!  .  I  would  suggest  that' the"  payment  of  So, 000,  on  account 


)?S3-  &-./3 

Docorabor  10th, 1U83. 


i'.  8.  Hastings,  Esq.  'i’rous. 


Xn  relation  t,o  th.o  attaehod  note,  undor  data 
of  Movombor  l»th.  for  St) ,000.',  payable!  bo  days  from  dato  to  our 
order,  ploaso.  make  siuno  payable  to  tho’Oirdor  of  Thomas  A.  Edison, 


I 


,  If  S3-  3  \ 


J.  F.  Bunn,  Esq.  J.  P.  "  Ay 

Tiffon,  Ohio.  |  j%  (I 

Doar  Sir:-  I 

■  tto  havo  your  lottjf  of  tho  loth,  inst.  in  rolfoninco 

to  v/irinn.  v/o  u ro  of  th,  option  that  you  havb  »«do  .W~* 
mietako  by  purautnr!  tho  ooujiijif  ouBKoatod  by  Hr.  Stuart.  ;  Our  a® 
poriondo  Kao  boon,  that  li'jji  ^  fatal  «M  tor  «h.  »•*»»  M» 

pany  to  havo  anything  vhtftoyt’r '\to  do  with  tho  wiring. 

In  regard  vSHiBhHhi  blocks,  44,  40,  40,  and  50,  wo 


to  day  aro  in'  receipt  ij>f  a 'tol1 
light  blocks, /^d,  \46,  ‘>'7,  ftO, 

....  -y/'  Y  l  ! 

.50.  Wi  wfll  send  tto  night  an 
dunco  yith  Mr  Stuart^  tolsgramj 


jigram  from  Hr.  Stuart,  asking  us  to 
•ho  makes  no  montion  of  block 
j^timato' for  this' work,  in  accor- 
i  is  satisfactory 


^ari&'if  tho  i 

,4lT'  Or«r  tho  .rr.toMnl  and/ havo  tho  work  ooinmoncod  without 


dpl/y.1  -I'ou'muat  uhdor^tftod'iljhat  it  la  a  TO  uneatiul'aotory  thin,, 
to  do  v,ork"of  thiu  kind\  without  havinc  an  oatimato  acenptod  in 
tho  popular  way.  Wo  hatro  hcj  d.Subt  whatovor  but  |hat  our  bills 
would  bo  ■r.atlnnictnry./und /fjdooptod  vihon  proaontod  to  you,  if  wo 
woro  to  do  tho'  work  uiion  jMt  bnul.r,  ,,r  mMM.  “ut  in  ““ 
■uoh  .»  it  lh-iiot'  tho/roBijW  wayftf  dolhh  buoinoae. 


.-ill  procoml  to  nakt  the  dtsirnl  oMition  to  your  Plant' 
Vory  Truly  Vouro, 

. — -  Thomari  jfW'  F.dison*  Constn.,;  Dap*  t, 


.\ 

\ 


j\ 

I  \ 


J7F3-  /  J-/3 


December  13th. 


Spencer  Borden,  Esq. 

. P.O.  I*ox  3311,  '  f 

Boston,  Mass, 

'Doar  Sir:-  •  ... 

\'lo  bop  to  aek  nov/1  bdg'o' rejioi.pt ’of  your  favor  of  the  11th,. 
mat. ,  and  in  reply  v/oul  d  cal  1' ybur^at  tent  J.on  to  tho  fact  that 
who'n 'you  v/oro  in  !■; on  York  last  Y/ord^ator  was  ono  of  tho  towns  of 
v/hi'eTi" you  made  a  memorandum  that :  you  v/oro  to  attond  to  in  regard 
'to  obtaining  options  on  lots.  Iii  order  that  it  way  not  again 
bsciipo  your  memory,  v/o  send  you  by  jth’is  mail  another  chart  of  this 


tov/n  mark’bd  v/ith  a  circle,  v/itKiri' 
thoso  options,  Upon  receipt  of 
and  submit  ostimatos. 

Ov/inp  t.b  XkK  p 

.to  r'e-niodol  tho  |‘avorhil  1  bstimaj 
bean  able  to  dispatch  it,  biit  i  tf  Vh 
•'arifl:  Portland.  7/0  will  sond  you  oariff  next  wo  ok. 

”  Yours  truly, 

Thomas 
-  by 


/liich  it  is  desirable  to  obtain 
ijiisf  information,  v/o  will  proparo 


-  and  also  on  account  of  having 
v/o  have  not  up  to  this  v/riting 
11  bo  forward od  to  you  to-mor rbv/ 


ySi  v\ 


A  :A"  K 

rr,lH-  :■■  ■ 


'A^y. 

W.  H.  j^nant,  EsQ.l 
oaMt^nn'o(?'r 


Bros.  Banking  Co. 
\  Kansas  City. 


■  In'.furtuM^reply  to  your  letter  of  the  4th,  inst.,  wa 
bog  to  say  that  roipjriro  a  lot  50  xlOO,  for  Central  Sta¬ 

tion  yurpoaos.  /life  \|ho\  ground  within  tho  rod  circle  on  nap  sent 
you  io  ««■ valual&L  \wo  Would  suggest  as  tho' next  best  point,  to 
obtain'  a  lof  thoIjnorV I)er^  portion,  of  blocks  4tf, and  49,  and  bl< 
0,  7,  50,- -and'  51 A  [I  \\ 


•-  ITs  arf 
:  in  roforanco/ 


vori  imic\h\obligod  for  th9  information  you  gave 
to  )/unning\  our  polo  linos,'  and  v/o  send  you  this 

accordance  with  iron r  letter 


morning  anothofcVrnnif,  v/hich  |Vc  marked 

■/X  J  ■  A  \ . 

and  v/o  shull/b'o '  g$ad  to  ki/oV.if  the  same 


Ur, 


with  your  appro-' 
lothar  nkip,  v/hich  has  boon  marked  v/ith 

k' 


Vtil.  YtCf'ClJii 

linos  sl^ifig -yhe  pro/osed  coArseXVf  underground  conduc 


c as o/t his  Class  of  conductor  i(S  coAsiXjerod  more  satisfactory 
tJy&n  ovor  head  wires.  Wo  v/oul|d  likd'  examine  this  chart, 

/e.i&'-give  us  .information  as  \<j>  whether  pertly s  could  b|i  obtained 
■j  f,>r  opening  up  the  streets^pon  which  wo  propose  to  nm.  In  con- 
/  nocti  n  with  the  above,  we 'Should  biV\glad  tty-hoar  from  you  as 


/2-'(Lst&4  0^ 


.. - - 


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t,v'  *Jftiuri  Jaotl  tfxnn’nrf#  ay.  Jang^m;  bXuov,'  o-zj  .efrduulBV  oa  ai  u..--.; 
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•  A 

December  13th,  3 


V.  K,  ' And rov/s ,  lisq,  ' 

I',  0.  Box  5'i5, 

Kail  Hivor,  Uass, 

Do  nr  Kir:- 

Wo  hnvo  your  letter  of  tho  0  2th .  inst,  in  roforonco  to 
proa suva  indicators,  and  in  -bply’ bop  to  say  that  wo  differ  with 
you  vory  materially. 

It  is  tho  oasiost  matter  imagihabl o  to  koej  this  adjusted 
and  wo  think  that  tho  inoro  you  v>ork  with  thorn  the  better  you- will 
like  thorn;’  Mr.  Srragud  fentortain’ed.  the  sain’o  ideas  in  rogard  to 
thorn  as  you  do  when  he  first  saw  them,  but  he  has  sinco  bocome 
thoroughly  converted.  V/o  think  you  should  wait  and  work  with-  them 
aufeilo  before  you  vrito  their.  down. 

In  regard  to  h avihg  the' conductors  for  inside  work  sent- 
out  xn  straight  lengths,  wo' ciir.  havo  any  wire  which  has  not  yet 
boon  shipped  cut  in  accordance  ftith  your  letter,  but  If  it  has  boon 
shipped  it  would  hardly  pay  to  bring  it  to  Kow  York,  have  tho 
Ansonia  people  straighten  it  and  return  it  to  its  destination. 

In"  relation  to  running  tho  a?2  x  10  engine  at  360  rovo- 
'■‘lM'ibnb,  wo  have  at  our  Pearl  Street  station  in  this  city  rim*  a  ’ 
'Id3  if.x.:  l.!J  ongine  for  seventeen  coiisocutivo  days  at  350  revolutions, 


/  rf3 -is-/ 

Docombor  14th.  3 


J.  V,  Sunn,  Esq. 

Tiffin,  Ohio, 


Dear  Sir:- 

>7o  boi?  to  achnov/lodgo_  receipt  of  your  lottor  of  the 
12th.  inst. ,  anil  in  reply  v/oul'd  say  'that  vrt>  nr  a  vary  much'  grati¬ 
fied  -to  3  oarn  that  you  have  made  arrangements  Yfith  outside  parties 
for  wiring/  Tn  your  management  of  this  tho  only  point  v/hich  docs 
•not  moot  v/ith  our  approval  is  your  having. offered  a  premium  to 
pooplo  as  an  inducement  for  thorn  to  take  tho  3i[»ht.  Wo  roally 
think  you  will  have  cause  to  regret  this. 


Yours  truly, 

Thomas  Edison  Constn.  Dept. 

w  /d  3 


/  /  n  vj  •/  v 


Docor.ib'er  14th.  3 

Prod  Ratlin,  Rsq,  '  \ 

108  Broadway,  City. 

My  Hoar  Gatlin:** 

Yours  rocoivotl.  Johnson  is  fixir.f-'  up  a  hoso  and 
a  dynamo  giving  *5,000  Volts  to  give  an  exhibition,  He  has  moas- 

urod  tho  water  stream  anti  finds  it  about  050  ohms,  section 

per  foot, 

Os&y  . 


/  SS3't a  -/£• 


Dooonbor  l-ltli,  ; 

'■'!.  S.  Andrews,  Esq.  •  ‘ 

Kail  Hivor,  Hass. 

Doar  Sir:-  . 

St:  Edison  lias  ro'q'uV'tod  mo  t(>>  •-of or  the  attached  letter 
in  ronara  to  regulators  fur ' t!v-  oh  ora  hou«M  at";;har.iol.in  to  you, 

■/i tli  the  request  that  you  furnish  drawings  for  those  (toy iocs  at 

Yours  truly, 

Thotaas  A.  Edison  Gunstn.  Ooj-.t..  - 

■  *  &&ij  ■  -  ■ 


Enclosure. 


Oocombor  14th. 


Rise trie  4ube  Co,  i  ' 

05  Washington  Street,  City, 

Dear  Sir:-  j 

V/e' have  your'  l^ti-'Or'  of'  tho'  l')th.  "iftst.  withdruv/ing  your 
bids  for  tho. strootins&lla4ion  in  connection  With' tho  following 
points,  namely,  Hartford,  ,Havbrhill,  Utica  and  governors  Island. 

Tn  rolation  to  fravorh'ili.,  wo  ware  on  tho  point  of  send¬ 
ing  an  estimate  out  v/hon  Vo  rocoivod  your  1  otter  withdrawing  your 
'■'bid.  We  shal  It  therefor^  be  glad' .to  rocoivo  from  you  at.  tho"  oar- 
lioct  possible  moment  ar/othor  stabinont  shoY/ing  v/hat  you  will  char  go 
to  do  this  vorl  ,  in  occoi-danco  with  tho  .plans  you. al road y  havo. 


ivy  ‘truly  yours, 


THoinus  A/  Edison  Constn.  Doj.t. 


p  6CM  " 


iiocombor  14th,  O 


Viliitmi  Scjiwonl  ,  Ksn.  Frost. 

tit .  Carmel ,  Jenna, 

Uoar  Kir:**. 

’  In  relation  to  tho  oxtonsion  of  tho  polo  linos  at  lit, 

Carmel  and  tho  alt oration a  which  you  d03ire  to  bo  made  in  connec¬ 
tion  with  thorn,  v/o  wired  you  this  .afternoon  that  tho  cost  of  making 
this  eh  line  u  will  ho  nii-U.07. 

V/o  bop  to  enclose  herewith'  our  ostimato  Ko,73,P  for  this, 
work,  and  uj.oti  its  ac-coptancc  we  will  order  thjs  additional  wire 
and  othor  material  and  have  "tho  linos  ordeted  in  ac(i$jtU'.ncc  with 
samo.  ’i’e  al3o  sond  blue  print  showinn  tho  proposed  alteration  of 
‘t'Kd'S.t'i'Canhdl  polo  linos,  .  ..  . . 

'  Yours  truly,  ' 

‘ '  Thomaa  .A,.' Edison  Constn.  lidpt^ 


Enclosures. 


I'acombor  14th.’  3 

John  Koshiu,  Roq.  • 

’  “  ■. 

.  '»  Iodgor  building, 

Miilu,  Fonna.  • 

Uoar  Kart- 

In  roj.Iy  .to  your  lottor  oi'  thu  13th.  mat.  I  bog  to  say 
that  it  will  roquiro  two  rosiutuneo  boxos,  and  thoy  should  bo 
oonnaotod  so  that  both  will  novo  togo-thor,  but  detachable, 

Vours  truly, 

.  'dtA. . 


/  ?  S3-  fjz  -  j  tf. 


Doeoinbor  14th;  3 

H.  U.  Me.Corm'ick,.  Esq.  hroat. 

Williamsport,  Ponha, 

Dear  Kir:- 

\7il3  3 you  kindly  3ot  us  know  if  v/c  can  cross  with  po3-cs 
-throuch  tho  conf.or  of  blocks  B  and  c ‘to  tho .  nortl  orn  alloyin  block 
1). 

Wo  roeoivod  your  tol-ocroo  of  thi8'^M^|^-  givinc  3oca- 
tiori  of  centra]  station. 

Wo  ,);o)  o  to-niorrbw  to  too- Hr.  T.  OX  Potwiler,  from  whom  v/o 
had  a  tolegram  s&tinf  ho  woiil "cl  'bo  in  Mow  York  Into  to-night  with 
tho  j  npbrs  in  connection  with  th'b  Wi3 3 linns  port  contract. 

Very  truly  yours, 

Thomas  A.  1£  elisor.  Const.  I)oj;t. 

■*  a-yj, 


December  14th, 


John  Otlt,  Esq. 

nvii  Avenue  E,  City. 

Dear  .‘;ir:- 

Have  you  ever  made  up  any  mere  of  that  duplicating  jink? 


/  f?/3  '  /  S’ 


i  la  comb  or  loth. 


Tho  Annin f! tori  "  -Sims  Oo. 

1’rovidcnco,  t?.  T. 

Pear  Sirs:- 

\7o  bop.  to  inform  you-  that,  on  t.ho  x  10  onpi'no  sent 

to  Kail  River  ono'  of  tho  pulleys,  vre  procured  the  regulator  pulley, 

has  only,  a  7"  face,  .while  tl'ic  other  hasaan  is  2”  faco.  An  wo 

drive  from  both  pulleys  of  this  onpino  and  uso  li»  bolts  in  con- 

1 

noction  with  thorn,  it -is  hoeossary  that  both  should  have  U  .faco, 
and  it  7/ill  tJioroforo  bo  necessary  for  you  to  furnish  us  with 
another  pulley  for  thin  memo  in  accordance  with  the  above. 


(  f?3-!A  -/S 


Docombor  15th.  3 

(■Gorge  V,  cross,  Esq.  ■' 

-I’aserag,  R.  I. 
boar  Sir:-  -- 

We  have  .your  letter  of  the  lath,  inst.,  and  in  roply 
bon  to  say  that  fin  Edison  would  like  to  have  you  send  him  your 
photograph.  - 

Yours  truly, 

a 


jS!3-  -/S' 


/  ti3sn 2  -/6" 


I-oi’souul. 


Me comber  lath.  3 


V7.  I).  Hi  eh,  Koq. 

Manic ton,  ■  ,;I  cnna. 

Dear  Sir:- 

-  ■  i-  ■■ 

''all  you  Ifa  1. ind  onoufih  to  Jot  us  l:nov/  v/ 
ion  is  oi'  tlio  polo  Julio  ./orl.  dono.  ut  Tiffin  by  li'iblo 
all  f;oorl  substantial  •  vjork  and  v/j'-at  idoa  havo  you  fori 
noction  with  thatbpaifi  of  Elio  indtaJ  lation. 


I 


ruly  you're,. 


7^ 

7 


.  i  i 


Docombor  15th, 


VY.  p.  Rich,'-  Keq. 

Haulototi,  PeiuiiQ. 

Dear  Si'r:- 

.  Y/o  bon  to  confirm' '-.our  telegram  of  yesterday’ s  dato 
plating  that  sho  Williamsport'  contract  'had  boon  closed,  and  undor 
.same  cover. wo  send  you  a. plan  of  tho  Y/iliiamsport  station,  also, 
a  sketch  showing  it's  position  in'  relation  to  lot.  You  will  notice 
that  thero  are  some  ol torations'  bn  this  plan  in  connection  with. the 
stack.  The  dimensions'  as  shown  are  correct,  but  the  portion 
"r  of  or  rod  to  is  not  drawn  to  scialo.  .  Y/o  will  in  a  day  "or  two' son's 
you  anothor  map. drawn  to  scalo.  ’  . . 

Wd  also  send  yoii  a  copy  of' our  estimate,  and  wish  you 
would  bo  kind  enough  to 'fill  oui'  oo  acc'uratoiy  as  you  can  the 
actual  cost  of  each  itom. 

Y/ii  cannot  as  yot  c. ivo  you  any  information  in  regard  to' 
the  n’umbor  of  polos  you  havo  to  oocuro,  as  tho  course  of  tho  con¬ 
ductors  is  still  undor  consideration  and  will  not  bo  finally  de¬ 
cided  until  next  v/owk.  Tt  would  bo  as  wall  for  you  to  go  to  - 
‘Williamspor.t  at  onco  and  nr  rang  o  about  tho  material  for  your 
building,  and  v/o  will  furnish  you  with  tho  othor  information  at  tho 


Thomas  A.  Edison  Ccnstn.  Poj;t.-  . 

'  6L  pp,  '  ' 

f.  '  " 


J 

) 


/  /s' 

Docombor  13th,  "  3 

Prank  B,  i?uo,  Ksq.  supt. 

Commercial  'Pol  0|!  ram  Co. 

1U  Broadwy,  City. 

Boar  Sir:- 

Tn  reply  to  your  lottor  vf  tho  nth-.  in3t.  wo  boc  to 
say  that  we  will  give  you  seventeen  corita  appound  for  tho  v/iro  you 
sj  ocifio'd  therein, 

f'laaso  advise  us  if  you  will  accept’ this  offer. 

Yours  truly, 

.  i)opt. 


Thomas  A.  Edison  Const)). 


/^■/J  -/  5* 


Docombor  13th.  3 

James  S.  iioager,  !5sq. 

care  Tiffin  Edison  Electric  Illg.  Co, 


Dear  Kir Jr 

We  have  your  lotter  of 'the  l.nh.  inst.,  and  in  reply 
b<»r  to  say  that  wo  sincerely  rdi-ret  tho  disappointment  you  have  • 
mot  with  in  connections  with  discounts  from  Messrs,  Bergmann  ,?  Co, 
V7o  should  bo  vory  glad  to  do  all  in  our  powor  to  assist  you  in 
obtaining  tho  discounts  you  desire  woro  it  not  for  tho  fact  that 
wo  have  no  vdico  whatovor  ih  .th'd  Wring  bmorit  of  Messrs.  Uergiriann  * 
Co’s  affairs.  Our  only  connection  with  then:  is  that  wo  order 
material  from  thorn  for  our  contra!  station  work,  and  wo  noyor  havo 
occasion  to  ordor  such  matorial  as  is  usod  for  housowiring  and 
fixtures  which  is  always  supplied  -by  Mossrs,.  Borgmann  .?  Co.  to 
tho  local  parties  who  do  tho  wiring. 

Tf  you  will  allow  us  to  mato  a  suggestion,  wo  would  say  : 
that  wo  think  you  would  be  pori'.actly  justified  in  calling  upon  Mr. 
Shaw  to  mako  good  his  guarantee, '  and  by  this  moans  roduco  tho  cost 
of  tho  fixtures  to  tho  point  desired. 

Again  regretting  our  inability  to  assist  you  in  .tho 
mattor,  no  bog  to  romain, 

'  Vary  truly  youvs, 

■  cM-w  1 


(2  -  /s' 

1/  !  Doeombor  1:3th.  3 

Gardner  C.  Sims,  Esq. 

Providence,  R.  2. 

Soar  Sir:-  - 

Wo  aro  in  roccipt  of  a’lottcf  from  our  Chief  Electrical 
Engineer,  Hr.  Androv/s,'  and  in  referring' to  a  bool  of  questions  which 
wo  have  got ton  up  in  order  to  examine  engineers  desiring  to  obtain 
positions  with  us,  ho  states  tfiiit  "in  'each  oasd  tho  said  applicants 
for  posi  tions  state  thata.  boilor  should  bo  caul hod  cold  and  that 
tho  A.  H  S.  engine  should  have  a  small  load.  This  is  in  diroct 
opposition  to  tho  viov/s  wo  havo  ehtortainod  in  rogard  to  thoso  sub¬ 
jects  hithorto,  and 'wo  addross  you  in- tho  iaattor  that  wo  nay  ob¬ 
tain  you  very  valuable  opiWion.  . 

Vory  "truly  yours, 

Thomas  A.'  Edison  Cohstn.  Copt.' 


December  13th. 


Prank  S,  Harr,  Esq.  Troa’s. 

Sunbury,  I’onna. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Wo  have  your  lattor  oi'  the  11th,  inst, ,  and  in  roply 
v/o  wish  you  would  very  kindly  ask  your  onginoor  at  sunbury  to  sond 
us  an  oxact  report  as  to  tho  trouble  ho.oxporiorieos  with  tho  bolt 
in  question.  •  7 

V/o  are  pleased  to  know  that  you  have  made  arruip'emontc 
for  a  supply  of  watorj 

Vary  truly  yours, 

Thomas  A.  Edison  Cionstn.  Dopt. 


/fl3-  /■»-/£ 


Dococibor  15th.  3 

!ios£.rs.  items  iiubinson,  • 

.  liartforrt,  Conn. 

Dear  Sirs:- 

'  '  "y;0  ber:  to  notify  ./ou  that  wo  t<|j.day  withdraw  a3]  ost|- 
matos  wo'havo  maria  uj-  to  this  writim?  Tor  the  instaJ]  atiun.of  an 
iUison  Ittnctrie.  Ujjht  Control  station  Plan*  a*  Hartford,  Conn. 

"'  VOry’&vuJy  yours, 

Thomas  A.  liiUson  libnstn,  Dap** 

,>•  afi.v. 


)  !t3-n-/S 


tiocombor  1.3th.  .8 


V/.  J.  Jonks,  Ksq.  "Manager, 

Brock hon,  Hass. 

Boar  Sir:- 

In  regard  to  supplying  you  with 
— for- the  »ri>cijtton_s.t.aAii!ii  . and  taking  baoj^t 
"bog  to  say  ^Kan»o“wiil  furnish  theno  two 
sot  thoa  up,  furnish  and  put  in  switches  i 
noction  with  making.  tho  alt  oration"  for  tin 


This  bid,  hov/ovt 
pul  hoys  of  ongu 
‘  Me  ssrs.  Arming  tt 


tv/o  400  light  dynamos 
o=tiOO"light  dynamo,  wo 
achinos  with  regulators 
d  do  all  work  in  con- 
3 ilia  of  K1,U00, 

dooa  not  iriciudo  any  chango  of  twin  shaft  or 
V/o  boliovo  you.  uro  m  communication  with 
t  Sius  iii  i^tard  to  this  latter  cJiarigo  and  that 
it  is  your  intention  to  do  tiiut  portion  of  tho  work  yourself. 

Wo  enclose  horov/ith  a  plan  showing  tho  positions  of  tho 
dnffino  and  dynamos  after  tho  change  is  'made.  If  you  dosiro  any 
further  details  in  donnootioiV  witli'  bur  ostimuto  wo  shall . he  glad, 
to  supply  thorn. 

• .  ■  -  ifiiVy  'truly  yours1, 

'  Thomas  A.^^i’sbn  (Jonstn.  Oopt. 


EncloBuro, i . 


/-s' 


I'.  0.  Box  jijo. 


I'all  Jlivor,  Base, 


v/q  1 1 dvo  received  your  eouuuinictitloii  in  ruforonuo  t,o  tin 
(iuorgo  A,  Hofwo/or,  ami  the  book  eoiitoiaiu«- l,i8.  answers  to  questions 
in  regard  to  engines  and  boilers  c'auo  to  hand  to-day. 

JIo  appears  to  ba  fairly  veil  posted,  butt  'yet  will  liavo 
”to  loam  considerable  before  l.o  will  bo  thoroughly  coi.ipofont.'  ‘ 
Will  you  pious o  lot  us  ): now  his  i/Kbi-o'lio  Jives  and 
what  salary  ho  is  at  tho  present  time  In.  receipt  of,  also  his 
P r os on t  duties  mid  ,/hut  salary  "dobs  W  b'xpbcV 'to  gut  from  us, 
also  what  is  his  nationality?  ‘ 

Wo  return  to-nighf  ‘thil  bool/  v/hdrbiii.  he  ahswors  tho 
questions.  referred  to.  .  . .  ,  /: . . 


Thomas  iJdisoii  Oonst’n.  Dept, 


CCS), 


/in- ,x.rs\ 


Poeornbor  3  5th.  1UH3.' 


Gustav  Soldan,  Esq.-  supt. 

10.1  dooroJ'  iJtroot,  ' 

Dour  Sir;- 

On  tho  19th.  inst. 
'Has torn  Edison  lii.iht.  Company  . 
nan  stylo  commutators  i’or  “1” 


}  of  or  rod  to  you  a  lottor  from  tho 
rupard  to  furnishing  thou  with  tho 
ioliines,  uud  v/O  asked  you  to  u one!  us 


tho  price  -of  this  commutator  and  state  %t  the  sumo  time  whether 
you.  thought  wo  could  eoncodo  'to  their  wishes.  Vfo  to-day  find  that 
you  ropl loti'  direct! /  to  the  Western  Edison  Co.  Jn  future  when  wo 
,  nsl<  you  to  Rive  us  information,  will"  you  Vo  islnd  onoup.h  to  reply 
to  our  request.  It  is  impossible  for  us  to  maintain  the  corres¬ 
pondence  of  this  office  unloss  wo  are  allowddto  unswar  communi¬ 
cations  vdiich  aro  addrossod  diroctly  to  us. 

■■  .  •  Yours  truly, 

Tho  Edison  Uachiiio  Works, 


W  " 


c/-  &  z. 
..:2 


Doc-amber  ISth.  lDbfi. 


Oustav Sol  flan,  Ksq.  Supt. 

104  ffoorcl.  fitrpot,  City, 


near  Sir{- 

v)o  bof.  to  oay,  in  reply  to  your  lottor/of  tho  19th. 
innt.  that  wo  shall  of  co'iirao  havo  tho  drawings  of  tho  ongino 
which  "'the  Straight  lino  Company  arc  now  making  patterns  from. 
Tt-  may  bo  well  for  you  to  po-up  to"  their  r-laco  somo  time  in 


Yours  truly. 


•I'ho  Edison  Machine  Worts, 


IS?4-.!Zmst 


coombur 


;  li.  lord,  Ran,  Troas. 

I-awronee,  fni 


account 


V/o  hep.  to  ac)  iiovlodr-o  witli'inany  thanks •] 

of  thu  Tn/zvoneo  installation,  Jj  ; 

In  ronarn  to  j ressuro  indi'nftlors,  v/o  hope  in  a  few  da/s  j’ 
to  ho  ftbio  to  supply  yon  with  t.ho  ir.npnwvod  stylo  of  indicator  which 
has  lately  been  Rotten  up  by  ;  r.  i-.nisunj  •,  Those  are  perfectly 
reliable  and  will  obviato  the  difficulties  you  moot  with  at  the  i 
prosen c  time,  ]  ' 

In  re/jard  to  usinp'  /on  fairly,  v/o  v/ish  you  would-  j  roparo  1 
an  oxact  statement  of  all  the  joints  v/her.o/ii  v/o  havo  been  at  fault, 
and  which  you  consider  should  bo  riphted  j>y  u-s.  Wo  will'  then  bo 
able  to  take  proper  action'  in'  the  matter.!  >  \  \  ■ 

Very'  truly  yojurs,  i  V, 

Thomas  A,  Rdis'on  Constn. 

Hy 


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/fte’/J.  '/S’ 

Docornbor  lsth.lbbfj. 

'rtustav  Sol  cl  an,  >?sq.  Kupt. 

104  Coorek  Stroot,  city, 

I)oar  Sir:-  ' 

lioforrinp  to  th o  att acih od  To  t  tor  from  Ur.  K.  K.  Clarlo, 
of  tho  Jawronco  Company,  will  yoii'ploaso  lot  us  l; now  if  t,ho  artna- 
turo  which  burnt  out  at  tho  Poraborton  Company’  s  Mill  was  do'foctiv'o 
arid  if’ tho  burning  was  duo  to  such  dofbct,  Ploaso  answer  this 
'quest, ion  to' ua,  us  v/o  %ish  to  writ' o  Mr  Cleftko  on  tho  sub.loct 
ourselves. 

.  Yours  truly, 

Tho  "Edison  Machino  Works, 

w  ;  £?  R-  ‘ 


Unclosuro,  1. 


/  / Ji  -V  S' 


beeombor  15th.  3 


I.  C.  Wall: or,  Keq. 

Tiff in,  Ohio. 

Ooar. 3ir:- 

V/ill  you  bo  lirnl  ououf-h  to  lot  us  i.now  v/hat.  your  oj  in¬ 
ion  is  or  tho  polo  hno  wort,  clofe  at  Tiffin  by  F.iblor.  Is  it 
all  rood  substantial  wort;  and  what  idoa  hwvo  you  formed  in  con- 
naetion  with  that  part  of  tlui  installation. 

Very  truly  yours, 

■ 


rj'i  S' 


Docombor  l'.ith.  3 

I.  (J.  V/aDkor,  Esq. 

Tiffin,  Ohio. 

Hoar  sir:- 

V/o  havo  your  lot  tor' of  the  13th.  inst.,  and  in  ropard 
to  tho  lamps  which  Judpo  lutnn  hfftrroqu«flt<ul  you  to  havo  sank  for-  . 
ward,  wo  have  fco-nipht  writ  tori- Judea  I'unn  to  none!  ua  an  official 
order,  so'  that  tho  established "routino  of  ci.ur  business  way  bn- 
sustainod. 

you're',  truly, 

Th oiias' A.  I'.uVnun  Cousin.  Dopt. 

■\d£>  V 


/  gl3  -  /  J  '/  s 


■10H  John  Rtroat,  City. 


!„  roply'to  your  lotto,  or  iho  )«h.  ta.t.,  *«  *m  “ 
thin.  on  oo'e’ount  of  tko  dolii y  »hich  has  token  placo  lii  evmootto 
with  /supplying  «»  pith  tko  sulphoto  of  Hint  onions, I  by  Hr.  Ww, 

„  in  obliliod  to  piano  an  of Kf  ojWjA'o™.' 

■if  shall ,  howdvbi,  Vo  f iYarl  if  you  fill  solid  us  o  nW» 
'ono  also  Pond  lbs.  to  fhonas  A.  HIM,  "nr”  Hoi-nmniir.  •  Co., 


Thomas'. A ‘Ktiison'  Con »tn,  Copt. 


/  es3-/j> 


YY,  S.  Androws,  tfaq*  .  . 

H.  0.  Box  li'Jd, 

pall  Hivor,  'Mass. 

Doar  Sir:-' 

vjo  have  your  letter  ©Fthe  14th.  iuat.  in  regard  to  tho 
belts  .usod  in  mMM  *»»>>  «»  *t*  “« 

Tn  regard  to  coraonting  thoso  bolts  ins toad  or  riveting 
thorn,'  ivo  0.10,71.00  tho  former  method  of  content  in  orOor  .to  stop  tho 
noise,  but  insomuch  no  our  oxporionoo  iith  ooi. ranted  del  to  up  to 
the  present  time  condemns  thoir  n=o,  Vo  7,111  in  fnturo  hsvo  them 

rivotod.  -  • 

Tho  chomieals  for' Vali  Kivor >01*0. 'shipped  either  yostor- 
day  or  to-day,  and  wo  are  hurryin^Borpmanii  Co.  on  tho  motors. 

Tn  regard  to  carrying  in  stock  'at  our  control  stations 
a  sfiaro'  wrint  pin  strat.  and  boari'ngs  Tor  ’t.ho  Arming  ton  &  Sims’ 

'  engine's,  v/e  will  communicate  w'itfi*“you  later. 

Yfruro' truly, 

TiiiunjiYi''  A .  "Riii son  Constn.  iiont. 


m3.' 10.: 

December  13  th. 

W.  S,  Andrews,  Ksq,  •  . 

!*.  O."  box  305, 

Pall  River,  Mass. 

Doar  Sir:-  '• 

Tn  relation. to  starting  the  Pull  River  station,  are  you 
nwaro  that  Mr.  Edison  do'siros  to' run' this  installation  for  about  a 
day  and  a  half  v/ithout  any  liphts' whatever  being  out  in  on  the 
district.  l  ieaso  send  us  a  tolonram  stating  v/hon  you  wili>  bo 
roady  to  start,  so  that  Mr.  Edison  can  go  to  Pall  River  Monday 
night  if  necessary. 

Yours  truly, 

Thomas  A.  'Edison  "Constri.'  Uopt, 

■'  V.y  "■  •;  "  •  • 


Do  combo  r  Moth.  3 

/8F3-/1  -/& 


Messrs.  Horgmann  Mo. 

2 U2  Avoriuo  H,  City, 

Doar  Sirs;- 

v/o  bar?  to  oncloso  liorowi  th  a  lot  tor  from  Mr.  .Anri  rows 
which  ho  sont  to  us  for  porusal  with  tho.  request  that  wo- should 
send  it  to  you  whoa  wo  v/oro  through  ,/i tli  it. 

V/n  consider  Mr.  Andrews  idea ’as  to  having  an  “A’  and  a 
“IS"  tunpore  motor  a  vory  good 'ono.':'  W.-uld  it  not  be  advisablo  for 
us  tu  adopt  those  forms  in  futuro? 

"  Yours  truly, 

Thomas  A.  IJdioon  Conotn,  Dopt, 

»  Cip,  u 


Enclosure, 


)g?3>-l2~  '  5" 


December  loth. 


Dyor,  Esq. 

St.Ooorgo  Hotel, 

Dal 3  os,  Toxas. 


in  this 
advise 


\7o  have  your  communi cations  of  the  10th,  inst. 

■  i,  httvo  to  oolla*  U*  "»»« 

p.nd  boohs  vvhich  you  require. 

in  relation. to  thV'nciouht  which  should  bo  to  your  credit 
,  office,  wo  are  having  'the  mat  tor  investigated  and  will 
you  later. 

Vours -  truly, 

Thomas  A.  Edison  Constn,  boj.t. 


r.  /h  —t 


Docoiuborvlfith. 


A.  V.  U.  Younc  ,  Esq. 

boston,  Mass. 

Dour  Sir:-  '*>'  ’  * 

;  I  havo  your  lottfer1 the  Itfth.  iiist.  in  roforoneo  to 
a  position  in  ray  laboratory  i'dj*'  .th'b  'son  ol'  hr.  Adolph  Sat.ro, 

I  rogrot  to  state  tlijat  at  tho  pro's  oh  t  moment  1  havo  all 
tho"  Assistance'  in  my  I-aborato^y  that  I  can  U3Q,  but  about  tho  1st. 
March  T  o'xpoct.  thoro  will  bo/fan  op oniny ,  whon  I  shall  bo  plaasotl 

■  i''  ...  .  ..  , 

roforonco  to  a  position  for  your  ward. 


i  hoar  from  you  again  : 


'"llVory  "truly  ytiurs , 


£- 


A-j 


/f?3'JA  ’/•$ 


'  Dncoinbor  3  5th.  3 

E.  Huchol ,  Esq. 

301  Conti  Street, 

Wow  Orleans,  la. 

Dear  Sir*- 

have  your  letter  of  the  loth.  anst. ,  and  regret 
exceedingly  that  a  former  loiter  which  I  wrote  you  has  apparently 
miscarried. 

Tho  painting  came  to  hand  ' safely j  anil  I  can  assure  you 
that  l  am  dolighted  with  it.  it  is  banning  in  my  office  at  t.ho 
. present,  time,  and  T  consider  it  one  of  the  finest  pioces  of  work 
that  I  have  soon  in  a  long  ti'rno, 

-  Did  you  not  make  some  request* in  your  former  loiter! in 
relation  to  a  Phonograph?  "  if  you  will  repeat  this  I _ shall  bo  only 
too  happy  to  attond  to  it. 

Again  regretting  that  tho  transmission  of  my  thanks  has 
boon  so  long  dolayod,  boliovo  mo Tobb, 

Vory  truly  yours, 

.  •  *  *  ; 


Jr  *3'/ * 


Doeombor  1:5th.  luilf-i, 


W.  H,  nv/olloy,  Jr.  Ksq.  Troan. 

■I'all  River,  Hasf 


Wo  havo  your  iottor  of  tiio  uth.  inot.  in  roeayd  to  tho 
second  "II”'  dynamo  supplied  for  tho  l-'linl  Mills, 

In  regard  to  a  hood  on  tho  arinnturo,  it  in  not  now  ous- 
custom  to  supply  hoods,  ami  tVi'a  oim  was  eouasquuntly  shipped  with 
a  canvass  head.  If,  howovop,  you  dosiro  us  to  supply  a,  hood,  wo 
cun  miio  ono  anil  forward  it. 

Our  Superintendent  informti  its’  that  thorn  wove  no  parts 
'of  this  machine  missing  at  the' Yiriio  it  was  ship pod,  so  that  if 
any  of  tho  parts  have  not  boon  VecoivbVi'  at  the  I'lint  Mills, they 
must  have  boon  lo'st  in  transit','  The  machine  which  wo  sent  you 
was  not  an  old  one.  Tt  v/o'ulVi’  bo  impossible  for  ua  to  supply  our 
customers  with’  old  machines,  inasmuch'  ns  "tho  moment  a  machine  is 
completed'  it  is  sold  and  shipped.  .. 

’  '  Tours  truly, 

Tho  Hdi son. Machine  Works., 


ya  £ 


1 


S' 


Docombor  15th. 


fa  .  ■  ‘  . 

S.  If,  Eaton,  Esq.  l'rost,  J 

Edison  Eloctnc  light  Co. 

Oij  fifth  Avonuo,  I  City, 
boar  air:  -  (I 

Wo  have  tho  plouuuri  to  oucly&cr  you  hurev/ith  our  osti- 
muto  Mo. 00  for  tlio  eroutiou, of  jin  Edison  Electric  Jifcht  Central 
Station  Plant  at  louisvilib,  kyj  jef  0*400  lumps  capacity,  and 
‘  amount  mu  to  SI 'hi,  070.10,  and  v/b^t.og  to  call  your  attention  to  the 
'fact  that  the  Street  TuatullatiojfAnvovi’dos  'for  7,0is4  lights,  or 
l,2il4  :nora  liphts  than  the’  nominal 'capacity  of'  the  plant. 

V/o  also  enclose  ostimfitesVif  doily  running  oxponhos  and 
"■'prdbablo  profits,  and  you.  will'/obsoitiio  that  the  latter  showb  bx- 
col  lent  dividends  upon  a  capital  oir  V^b,b00i 

It,  regard  to  your  meriiortad|k  Of;  yesterday’ s  date,  v/o  boR 
to  say  that  it  is  not  our  'custoiii/tb  s'v\p  'those  estimates. 

If,  hbv/ovor,  you  dosiro  thiV  o  4  ‘  hignkd\  T.  s^iall  bo  glad  to  comply 
with  your  wishes.  '  y  ,t\ 


v'ery  truly  yiurs, 

'  ’  k\ 


X  J 


irss-i  ows' 


..Edison  ‘  <;o.  *  i'ov  T  no  3  atpd  M  (Shtme, 

Hutchinson,  I’.si;.  Kcety. 

City. 

■  Dour  fiir:- 

»  Uf  W  notify  yon  that  5,0  H.roby  coneoJ  al) 

„„„  *|.  St,  tint  nritxia:- for  U.b  inntaUation  of  an  MX. 
Boot, -to  1-J.fil't  Contval  motto,,  h..  at  iW»»»  TBann,  K.  V. 


Vhonins  A.  Ed i sion  Cdnstr..  Oaj.t. 

ny  -&&?■ 


IfJS&z ’/■&&/■& 


Chari 03  T./1  Hughes,  Esq. 


fought oopsio,  X,  Y. 


f  Wo  bee  to  .enclose  herewith  our  estimate  No. 33  for  the 

-  7  .  ..  6i/t 

installation  of  an  Edison  Electric.  light  Central  station  l^Xant  of 
50o/lamps  capacity  and  amounting  to  SIC, 103.24,  together  with  map 
-  r.iafhod  “A*  showing  tho  course  of  the  mains  and  foedors  in  rod  and 


You  will  observe  that  this  estimate  is  for  an  underground 
installation,  and  that  the'  conductors  aro  for  SOU  lights. 

Wo  cannot  sond  this  ostimato  ou.t  without  stating  to  you 
that  wo  consider  it  one  of  tho  ’cheapest  bids  wo  havo  over  made  for 
an  installation  of  that  size'. ' '  Havorstraw  is  tlie  most  compact 
town  v/o  have  yet  had  to  deal  with,"  and  for  this  reason' our  ostimato 


•  Tftr  a  fow.  days'  wo  v/ilis&riit  you  another  estimate  for  a 
polo  lino  installation,  but  as  a  permanent  invostmont  v/o  should 
vory  strongly  advise  tho  adoption  of  an  underground . system. 

.At  Piqua,  Ohio  v/o  aro  nov/  installing  a  plant  of  500 
lights  capacity,  and  the  amount -of  tho  estimate  is  310,031.49 
You  no  doubt  Understand  that  the. estimate  in  question  w as  formerly 


.  1,79.40,  m,  owing  to  too  piqua  company  Pome  unuolo  to  non 

alont!  a  ..not  .(root,  >W  IW.  >>"«  had  to  to  «W«,  ™1 
nocossita(os  too  Inoroaao  in  too  amount  of  too  oatiaato.  •«  1 
a  polo  lino  installation. 


Vary  truly  your3, 
Thomas  A.  Kdison' Coastn.  Uo'jst. 


Knclosuro; 


is»  3- 1  x-  n 


hocombor  17th.  3 


•  Wefhavo  your  lbttor' oi-'  iho 'l'Sth.  ihst.,  and  bog  to 

congratiiitata  you  upon  having  at.  last  socurod  a  lot  at  Middletown. 

'  t  '  •  .in'’ 

in  regard  to  tho  new  location  saving,  considorabl  o’  con¬ 
ductors  and  foodors,  wo  bog  to  .remind  you  that  wo  alroady  havo  our 
"'coppor  at  Widdlotown  for  the  conductors  and  foodors,'  'based'’ upon'” 


the  asnui.i|ition  that  tho  lot  giveri,  I 


i  tho  first  i-laco  was  to bo 


purchasod.  Tho  new'  'location ‘  chanj;  os  tho  size  of  some  of  those 
Apses’,  but '  to  'what '  extent,  wo" cannot  at  the  jnoment  tell,  but  vro_  are 
having  tho.  figures  mado  up,  and  if  they  accept  our  contract  price. 


1  shal,i  of  courso  look  tv  tho  giddlotown  Company  to  roimburso  us, 
Wo  must  'protest  against  these  lots  boing  sgIoc  tod  after,  our  eon- 


Tho  outcome  of  llio'pktiuu  und  Middletown  business  will  bo 
that  wo  will  have  on  our  bunas  a  lot  of  wire  that  vo  cannot  uso 
possibly  for  sumo  months,  which" will  nocossituto  our  loosing  m- 
torost  on  tho  mono/  invostoa  itvlt*,  which  is  a  considerable  ltom. 

In  rogard  to  tho  bull  clings  at  Piquh  unit  Middlotown,  wo 
v/ould  say  that  our  ongineor  in  computing  tho  cost  of  tho  Mlddlotown 
building  calculatod  upon  putting  up  a  brick  otructuro  instead  oWjjsj^ 

-•  ,  .  /  ^  ;^§8I1 S 


V 

\ 


1S83-I1-  17' 


frame,  as  is  montionoo  in' tho  estimate.  It  is  eur  intention  now 
to  erect  a  brick  building  at  Middletown,  bat  the  price  v/o.  quoto  for 
tho  Pi qua  building  is  insufficient'  to  admit  of  our  adopting  tho 
saino  course  thoro.  Wo  "will '•  oroet  a  brick  building  at  Piqua  for 
tho  same  pr'ico  as  wo  charge  for' tho  Middlotowh  building jhomoiyj 
82,210.,-  or  SbUO.  above  tho  contract  price,  •  - 

in  regard  to  tho  progress  v/o  are  making  in  Penna, ,  wo 
bog,  to  say  that  the  Mt.Carmoi "  building  is  finished,  oxcept  tho 
insido,  the  Pnllofonte  building' is  in  the' some  condition  and  tho 
Hazleton  building  v/ill  have  its toot' ''completed  to-night, 

'Wo  havo.  done"  quick  |prk  in  theVp-'|Ioc'^ffipt%'xth8tand'ing  tho  fact  . 
that  tho.  local  pooplo  appoar  to$b  unable  to  soo  it, 

"We  will  havo  an  export'  wii-oman  in  Bolldfonto  in'  tho' cb'u'r- 
sd  of  a  few  days,  1  ‘  '  ‘ 

Vou  had  bettor  advis'd  us  by.  wire  of  your  decision  'in' 
connection  With  tho’ brick  buil'dinB  for  Pi'qua. 

'  '  •  Vofy  truly'  yours 

Thomas  A.  :'E'd'i'sbh  ConsVhi',  bopt.' 

-  ■  '  By.  : . ~U(Z,L, 


M.  0.  Trumbanc,  Esq. 


Easton,  Henna. 


Deconibor  17th.  S  ' 


Dear  Sir:-  ' 

In  relation- to  .your’ postal  card  asking  about  my  alleged 
electrified  health  indicator,.!  bop  to  inform. you  that  I  havo  no- 
such  invention,  and  that  the  device  which  is  manufactured  and 
cold  as,  “The  Edison  Health' Indicator*  is,  in  my  opinion  a  complete 
.  fraud.  •  . .  ^  ;  - 

•  Very'- truly'  you're, 

3a  s-  -  - 

. .V 


/yr2'>2'i~) ' 


Doconibor  17  th.  3 

.Jaraos  A..  HI  air,  Ksq, 

-  Commercial  Bank , 

Tiffin,  Ohio,  ' 

Door  sii*:- 

V7o  havo  your  lot  tor  of  Novombor  30th.,  and  in  rop]  y 
.boy  to  say  that  wo  worn  quoted  spooini  rates  ovor  t-he  Lackawanna 
Hast  Hroioht  I.ino  to  Tiffin,  .anti  those  rates  wero  obtained  for  us 
by  our  froij'ht  broker,  v/Ho.  Rot  quotations  from  tho  Star  Union  J-ino, 

’  but  astKeyv/oro  hot  ■  as  satisfactory  as  the  formor,  wo  of’  course”’ 
would  not  accept  thou.  v.'o  would  like  very  much  to  kuvo  been' 
ubl'i  to  ublifto  you  und  ship  our  Material  by  tho  Star  Union  Uno, 
and,  at,  tho  time  tho  subjoot  v/ue  first  brought  up,  wo  stated  that 
ir  your  Company  would  uiiroo  to  pay  -tho  nil  Toranco  bo  two  on  tho  Star 
Union. rate  and'  tho  special  ratif  quoted  'us "by  tho  Lackawanna  X.ino, 
v/o  wouid  ship  by  the  route  you  doairod.  r"*  Voii'.of  course  could  not 
expect  us  to  do  more  than  this'/’ 

Very  truly  yours, 

:  Thomas  A.  Hd'ison  Cons  tn.  •  liopt.  ’  ‘  ’  ' 


Oacombor  17th;  .'3 

'Messrs,  Boru'uanu  ft. Co, 

Jb 3  Avenue  II,  City. 

Dour  Siru:- 

Wo  huvu  your  a wiuiiuiiic ut  ion  of  .the  15th,  inst,  in  regard 
to  sulphato  ‘of  zinc. 

In  reply  wo  bon  to  'say  thut  Kioasrs.  I'owors  it  Yfoightman. 

furnish  sulphato  of  sine  which  is  far  auponor  to  that  which 

"Hr.  Chirinocl;  purchases.  Mr.  (Jhiiinbck  pots  this  material  from  Messrs 

liohn  R  Kink.  'Vo  ordered  a  largo  consignment  of  zinc  from  tho 

latter  people  which  has  proved  aiisolutoly  usoloss,  as  it.  contains 

a  quantity  of  iron.  Tt  mlisV  bo  distinctly  undorstood  that  you 

will  "buy  from  fiossrb.  Poy/oVs  t&  Wei'fjhtnian  tho  chemically  puro  brand 

and.  novor  "chanfio  or  try  to  got  .chbapiir  stuff,  as  the  chemically 

pure. brand  is  tho  only  kind  that  v/p  can  lisp. 

'Vocdo'not  v/ish  to' puarantoo  anythin)'  furthor  than  that 

".wc  owrsolvbs' will  purchase  our  sulphato  of  zinc  from  you,  provitiofe' 

^/Su  -koop  as  good  a  brand  as  can  -bb  t'otton  olsowhoro.  .  KurthdrBioro|) 

v/o  will  instruct  all  local  compunj  as  i.’l  obtain  this  material  from 

.  „  ; . •  (  .  if 

you,  and  oueh  instructions “will  homiffioioni.  for  you  to  control 

the-  trade. 

Pionse  lot  us  JvbSr  frbm  you  tis ‘soon  as  possible;  and  ; 


///i;  A?  -O 


also  inform  us  i 


i  to  v/hon  y/o  can  placo  our  first  order  with  you. 
Very  truly  yours,  . 

Thomas  A.  EfdisonjConstn.  Fl'opt. 

By 


/  f  s3-i  a.  f) 


Hi  C.  Bnlkpijp,  Ksq.  Troas. 

Edison  Bloc.  Ill,  Co. 
/  Nawburg,  U. 

‘  Djgfa  r'-Sirs-i*. 

;//•  Will  you  kindly  lot  us 

/Jha  Nowburg  building,1  wo '  wish  to 


aiblo  tho.  timo  when  v/o  can  snnd  015/1-  wiring  axparts  tol  conmrnj^ 
/work  on  tltb  ijjtorior  of'ithb  Stati'Ji/i.  ■ 

. .  .  -Vo tty  Truly- Yours, 

’  Thoraus  A.  Bdfijson,  Constn,  Don’  1 


|-:V' 


JPP3 


Docenilfor  10th.  3 

Doutscho  Edison  Oosollachaf  t, 
fiorlxn,  (iormany. 

hoar  Si ro:- 

C'\ 

"*  *«"»  yo“r  lot  tor  »r  tho  sm.  toot.,  too  »  rolo- 

“°n  lo  -*»«-»*  ”«’«  *°  -or'  tMt  our  Company  horo  have  utoppua 
ion, hr  as  llrht  mwhlno'.,  no  tho,  rind  11  d„oo  „ 

Mnli  d  proof  distance  and  have  hln' remain  thorn  anno  tino. 

Th o  Sn  llKht  dynamo  1.  tho  lotiost  tho,  .,,13,  and  „„  m  „oinj, 

“k”  “r“r”  25  ll"ht  Tho  price  charp.il  ,ou  for  ,h. 

Inst  SO  Jtfht  dynosio  oont,  nnc.oly,  **».  .ho 

’"~t  nC“r”  ’  •»  ih*«  -~*t'»o'  «.  .«  seems  to  no  ton,  ,u 

you  ounhl  to  bo  nolo  to  m»k„  „„  thor0. 

In  "*•">  to  °'-r  KrouWtV,  Ymhi.led  you  a  n,  coy,  .opo 
°  WOO  ind.btnano.s  to  „  to  the  nr, o„,  or 

**•**•“  r°“r  «»  ~»tl.0  in  your  letter  or  tho  h„, 

mot.,  noiooly,  t«S.  has  not  yot  boon  rooolvod  by  mo,  but  M12  j 
pronu.,,,  ouOiO  to  hand  ...  any  or  so.  This  lon.oo  .uu 

duo  did  by  you,  n„„  gwi.h  you'VouJd  vory  ktndly,  up„„  receipt  „r 
this  lottor,  D„„a  no  a  o„b!n  romt.tanoo  ror  tho  anuunt,  ns  tho 


prices  which  T 
tho  accounts  so 


2 

pavo  on  your,  material  v/ilj  not  admit. or  my  carrying 
i  long  on  my  books,  and  T/roquiro  to  uso  tho  monoy. 


Vory  truly'  yours, 


/?£&-  o  ->7 


Hocoxber  17th, 


if.  J»,  Garrison,  Esq.  Trous. 

boston,  Haas.  .. 

Hoar  Sir:-  • 

Referring  to  our  latter, of  tho  5th.  inst.,  with  which 
wo  one lo soil  statement  of  account  against  your.  Company,  will  you 
very  kindly  sond  us  a  chock  for  the  amount,  namoly,  SI, 027, 42, 

'as  Vfo  'fo.q'uifo  to  uso  tho  money  very  urgently.  We  should'  l'iko.  to 
"‘recolvo'  th'is  chock  tpforo  Kriday  hoxt. 

:f*  ■"  Very  truly  yours,  '  ‘ 

Thomas  ~A.  Edison  Constn.  Doj  t. 

By 


/W'  A2 


Hocember  17  th . 

Mossrs.  Harris  a  Hobmson, 

Hartford,  Conn. 

Hoar  Sira:- 

Wc  have  your  Jot  tor  of  t’ha  15th.  inot.,  oncJosinp  a 
notion  of  a  mooting  t«;  ho  VoJrt  in  nonbory  this  ovoi.inp.  Wo  trust 
you  v/ijj  atlviso  ua  of  tho  result  a*  this. mooting  v/iJ]  havo  in 
connection"  With  tho  acedptancb  of  our  ost’iraato,  as  of  course  you 
uwinrs.tiuid  that  to-morrow,  it  oxiiros,  and  v/o  would  3-ike  to  furnish 
you  i’ptwapfly "with  ’  fresh  estimates,  providing  you  need  them. 

Yours  truly, 

Thomas  ft.  Kdicon  Const n,  Dopt. 

»y 


/StSri* 

Ooeomber  17th. 

I'.  S.  Hastings,  Esq*  Troas. 

Edison  Electric  light' Co. 

City. 

f  iioar  sir:-  • 

Roforrinp  to  tho  attached  corrospondonqo  from  Mr. 

Dwell oy,  wo  bop  to  say  that  1S6.  sixteen  candle  lamps  would  bo 
plenty  to  sond  on  to  Kail  Rivor'at  tho  presont  time.  If  these 
local  companies  were  permit  tod’  to  do  so  they ’would  put  in  sixteen 
candlo-  lamps  ovoryv/hero,  whereas ’no C one  out  of  every  ten  could 
tell  tho  difference  between  the  ton  and  sixteen  candle  powor  lamp 
v/oro  they  placod  side  by  side.  They  should  not  bo  permitted  to 
distribute  sixtoon  candlo  powor' lamps  over  the  Pall  River  system- 
"a's  they  please,  arid  wo  strongly'  advocate  only  s&pplyinp  tho  con-' 
sumors  with'  a  limit od  number.  . . 


Very  'truly'  youris  ~  '" 
Thomas  A.  Edison' Constri.  Dopt. 


Enclosure. 


/  r  S3*  tjL-iy 

'  nocomber  17th...  3 

-■  'Tv. 

Alamos  Parris,  Esq.  Sooty.  - 

libJ  lofon to,  Penna.  . 

-  Dear  Sir:- 

..  ... 

V/o  havo  your  letter  of  the  14th.  inst.  in  regard  to  a 
v/iroman,  and  in  'reply  bo,.;  to  say  that  Vo  ho^o  in  a  for/  days  to 
have  our  export  tit  liollofouto  to  take  charge  of  this  work. 
in  tho  interim  .you  might  select  a  local  plumber  whom  you  think 
'wouldbo-  coinpotont  to  tako  charge  of  this  work,  after  being  propor- 
T-Vy  coached  by  our  export.  This  Would  avoid  any  delay  in. the,  sel¬ 
ection  of  a  man  after  our  export  arrives  m  Belief onto.  Wo 

presume  -that  you  understand  that  it  is  our  policy  not  to  havo  tho 
local  company  tako  any  part  whotovor  in  tho  wiring  of  buildings 
for  tho  Electric  bight.  '  The'  parti os  who  havo  thoir  buildings 
wired  will  bo  responsible  for,  the  cost  of  same  to  tho  plumber, 
whom  our  export  will  toach  to  do  tho  work.  .Mo  will  rocoivo  oil 
-noeWary  instructions  so  as  to  make  a  regular  busmoso  of’ it, 
%ndTby  this  moans  tho  local  company  will  avoid  any  trouble  with 
partlos  in  connection  with  tho  hon-pkymont  of.  thoir  bills  for 
wiring  'and ’fixtures.-  •'  This  coy rso  Vo  have,  adopted  in  other  places, 
and  our  experience  has  boon  that  it  is  the  only  proper  method  of 
conducting  that  branch  of  the  business.  Y/oro  the  local  company  to 


in  a  groat.  many  cases,  the  said  customer  y/ould  refuse  to  pay  his 
bill  for  wiring  and  fixturesj^^tortaining  the  idoa  that  the  local 
company,  'would  prefer  retaining  him.  as  a  consumer  of  light  rather 
than  toko  the  fixtures  out  of  Hi’s  building. 

. In  regard  to  lamps, we  shipped  your  order  on  Saturday. 


Very  truly  yours, 
Thomas  A.  Edison  Cc.es tn.  Dopt. 


wz-iz-n 


Docombor  17th.  8 

Chahlos  P,  Iyon,  Esq  . 

. ,‘N.ow  American  Koto], 

Oirc3ovi33o,  Ohio. 


near  Sir:- 

Vfc  hove  -your  letter  of  the  loth.-  inst.,  in  regard  to 
furnishing  jhsk  3ccal  parties  vi t’h  ■  information.  Wo  tr^st  you  -will 

not  iittompt  to  quote  any  prices'  in  regard  to  an  electric  light 
instts]  ]  at'ibn.  It  is  impossible'  to  Approximate'  tlve  cost  of  an 
’"installation  in  any  town  with"  safety, '  and  Jwe " prel'cr  cur  convassors 
to  discuss  Ihuao  subjects  as  little  as  possible. 

Wo  huvo  ploasuro  in  sending  you  by  saiao  mail,  the  13u33e- 
'  tine. you  desire.  *• 


Yours  truly, 

Thomas  A.  'Edison  CcTnstn. Dept. 


December  17th,..v.  3 

'■Ifossrs.  liar): la  x  Hall, 

’  113  Congress  Stroet,  p, 

Detroit,  Mich,  ' 

poor,  sirs:-  -v'- 

Uncfor  same  eovor  v/o  sond  ^|au  a  map  of  brand  Haven, ' 

Mich,  In  addition. to  supplying  us  with  information  in  .accordance 
'v/ith  die  annexod  form,  villpyoU  bo  kind  enough"  to  examine  .coro- 
.  -  fully  the^ours'o  of  our'VropoBed  at  root"  instal  lation,  which  is 
shown  oh  the  map  by  red  ]  indoV '  "  Vf'"  t hoW  aro‘  any  obstructions, 
such,  as  trooo,  telegraph  or  tpiopjiorio  polo's,  which.  would  prevent 
our  adopting  tho  course  v/o  propose,  v/o  should  bo' glad  to  havo  any 
suggestions  you  may  think  dosirabl o.  to  mako  in 'regard  to  alter¬ 
natives.  Tho  rod  circlo  on  tho  map  shov/s  that  part  of  tho  town " 
v/i thin  which It  is  dosirabl  o' obtain ‘a  "lot,  and  tho  boot'  loee- 
tion  is  a  hoar  tho  conter  of  idiVcirclo  as  possible. 

Voryrt'rul'y  Voursi 


•  -  •  '1 

I  rt$  iz-i 7  . 

Dct-ombor  17th',*  3 

M.'  C.  Ilolknap,  Esq.  Trees. 

Highland  National  Rank, 

Wov/buryh,  N.Y,  '• 

Roar  Sir:- 

Will  you  kindly  lot  us  know  the  exact  condition  of  the 
r Newburgh  building,  as  v/o  wish 'to  approximate  as  clbsoly  as  possi- 
"'.blo  tlio  tiino  v/hon  v/o  can’cbmmbnco  work  in  tho  intorior  of  the 
station. 


'  Vary*  truly'  yours, 

Thomas  A.  tfdi'son  Constn.  Dopt. 

ap/v, 


.  Docomb'er'  17th, 


'?•  A.  Croffut,  Esq. 

350  v/ost  23rd.  St root , .  City. 

Dear  Sir;- 

In  relation  to.  your  'communication  of  the  10th.  inst;, 
I  bop  to  say  that  Ur.  Edison  loaves  town  to-morrow  oVonihg  for 
Eall  River.  Ho  may  return  tho'‘liattbr  ond  of  the  week. 

Very  truly  yours,  ..." 

P  At  <- 


/.f*3'A2-7f 
Nov/  York,  Docombor  18th.  1088,  . 


OS  Fifth  Avonuo,  1 


MyVDear  Insiillt- 

1  should  have-written  you  lest  v/ook,  but  I  thought 
it  bettor  to  v/ai t  until  ono  Saturday  had  passod  boforo  doing  3o, 
in  or dor  that  I  might  givo  you. a  history  as  to  how  I  Got  through 
'•tha  "black  day"  ,  '  On  Saturday' morning  x  had'  84,500,  in  the  bank 
altopothor,  T  wont  down  to  Hastings  and  cot  SI, 000,  from  hiui',  ( 
Out  of  this  I  paid  Iruosi  SI, 000.  and  gavo  horgmann  $700.,  as  thoyj 

wore' both  vory  hard  up.  I  p&'i'd'  tho  Machino  Works  pay-roll  and  ! 

'  •  : 

contracts  togothor  v/ith  our  offico  pay-roll,  also  wot  a  Machine 

'dorks’  noto,  and  yostorday  I  was  adviood  by  thtf  Oormanla  that  tho 

S3, 66o,  noto,  which  I  got  from  Hastings  last  Friday,  hud  boon 

discounted  by  them,  so  on  Monday  morning  I  camo  out- .  with  34,348.  1 

in  tho  bank,  wl\ich  will  run  me  through  all  right  this  wook. 

•  Mr.  Edison  wont  to  Fall  Rivor , to-night,  and  tho  station 

is  to  bo  startod  to-morrow,  and  that  moans  a  remittance  of  $110,000, 

•'  .i 

from  thorn,  Mr.  Edison  will  sen  that  a  chock  is  sont  to  mo  prompt¬ 
ly. 

Wo  closod  tho  Williamsport  businoss  on  Saturday  last. 

As  you  undorstand  v/o  sont  thorn  tho'  forms  of  arroomont  and  ono  of 
thoso  Mr.  Edison  signed  boforo.  it  loft,  tho  office,  Tho  V/illiams- 
"Jport  poopl'o  closod  tho  contract  on  tho  old  basis,  which  was  a" 
point’  that  Mr.  Ed i con  dosirod  to  avoid.  The  now  canvass  which  v/o 
propurod  is  ready,  and  thoy  havo  a  chart  with  tho  linos  taurkod 
in  accordanco  with  this  now  map,  and  v/o  are’  now  trying  to  havo 


ISSZ-l-z  ~:/:P 


.'■thom' substitute  it  for  the  old  ono.  The  muttor  will  bo  docidod 
jri'ni’dtiy  or  two,  and  also  in  a  day  or  two  they  v/ill  romit  us  tho 
.'iij?.s,t  payment,  which  is  'a  mat  tor.  of  about  813,000. 

'  ”  .  •"  "7  Immediately  aft  of.  you  1  oft  hero,'"  fwrote  again  to  Lord' 

j  for  that 'remittance  of  S5,bb0j‘, '  arid  on;.Priday.' rocoivod  a  chock 
from  him  for  S4,0b0.,  and  he  skid  ho  would  Vomit  tho  balanco  as 
soon  as  ho  (jot  it.  T  V' '  " 

|  X  wrote  to  Oarrison- yostorday'  to  sohd  us  a  chock  for  tho 

I  SI, BOO.  still'  duo  upon  Brock  tin”,”"  and  hope,  to  hear  from  him  before 
•‘Saturday,.  "  ■■■■.-■. 

X  havo  to  moot  about  84'JSob.  on  Saturday,"  but  will  "havo 
7no' trouble,  v/hatover  in  doing  soy  "air '  prospect's  aro  good. . '  • 

CAHVASSERS.  Dyor’ has  oomplotod  his"  canvass  of  Galves¬ 
ton  and  is  in  Dallas,  and  from  that  point  hegoos  to  Shorman. 
;v/ilbur  has  cqmplotod  Atlanta  and  is  in' Mobile,  from  which  point 
ho  goes  t.o.XnoxviH'b;  Cookb  is  '"still1  with'  Markle'fi  Hall,  and 
jLyori  is  just  about  through  witlTKis  canvass  of  Circlovillo,  Ohio, 
|af tor' which  ho  roturns  to  Pennsylvania,  I' will  sdo  that  your 
instructions  us  to  tho  disposition  of  thoso  convassors  aftor 
January  Ist'.aro  carried  out.  Xlo  cortainly  v/ill  require  word  h'olp 
in  this  lino. 

Thoro  v.-cro  some  p'artiea  came  up  hero  from  a  town  in 
Pennsylvania  r.oar  Kasloto'n"''  •  fiKaw  had  never  been  hear  tho  town, 
nor  approacliod  any  of  tho  pooplo  ir.  regard  to  lighting.  Tho 
pontlomon  of  whom  1  spoah  had  been  around  visiting  Shuinokin  and 


so  I  doposited  it  in  tho  'Oormania,  and  taking -the  chock  payable  to 
my  order,  signed  by  Mr.  Edison,.  .1  wont  tci  Hastings,  v/lio  very-  kind- 
-fly.  allowed', n\e  to  draw  553^000.  payable  to  the  Edison  Electric  l  ight 
.  bp,-,’  and' which  lfo  rofundod  me  by  giving  mo  his  'checks’  Tor.  the’  ^ 
amount  required  for  the  above  "purposes.  1  was  still  S400,  short, 
.notwithstanding  tho. fact  that  it  was  in  the  bank,  and  this  S400. 
v/as  ft-r  fruesi.  nestings  could  only  lot  mo  havo  S300.,  and  he 
roquirod  8700.  in  order  to  moot  liic  payroll.  I  .got  Hastings  to 
go  to  tho  Hank  of  tho  Metropolis  with  mo  whero  wo  saw  tho  Manager, 
and  v/o  arranged  with  him  that  T  shu’ul  d' sign  a  chock,  “Thomas  A. 
’"Edison,  by  A,  0.  Tate”,  for  £5400.,  tho  Edison  Eloctnc  Light  Co.' 
by  lir.;  Hastings  to  guarantee  tho  Khanfe  signature,  and  tlioy  would”  '  ' 
lot  mo  have  tho  money.  This  I  did  and  got  through  tho  day  without 
any  disastrous  rosults  moro  than  a  slight  headache.  In  furthor 
discussion  of  monoy  mat tors,  you' will  no  doubt  recollect  that  the. 
contract  v/e  mado  with  the  Kall’  Rivor  'Company  'differs  materially 
with  any  of'  our  other  contracts.  ’  l'lrb  first  payment  in  connection 
’with  this  installation  v/as  toh'perfeent' upon  the  signing  of  the  - 
agroomont,  twenty  por  cent  oni  Qptobor  25th.  ,  twenty  five  per  cent 
•’whon  tho  installation  woe  ready  to  supply  light  and  the  remaining 
forty  five  por  cent  whon  tho  installation  had  boor,  in  condition  to 
'supply  light  thirty  days.  l'hb  above  mentioned  ton  por  cent, 
nnmoly,  84,1U0, Ob,  v/as  'paid  upon -the  signing  of  tho  agroomont; 
about  Octobor  2bth.  two  otfior  payments  of  84,000.  oach  woro  mado  by 
'tho  gall  Hivor  Company,  tho  ‘samo  being  tho  twenty  per  cent  roforrod 
to,  and  on  tho  27th.  Novoiubor' liwolloy' 3ont  us'his  chock  for  Sir, 500. 


::  ?.4  ,■  mz- ,'*'/ ? 

Which  was  a  portion  of  tho  twenty  flvo  por  cont  thut  should  havo 
boon  paid  when  tho  installation  was  roady  to  supply  light, 

I  will  rocoivo  from  Dwolloy  to-morrow  a  chock  for  34,000.,  and.  t 
''.'■'this  is  tfho  only  paymoht  that  will  bo  mado  on  account  of  this' 
’‘installation  until  tho  lbth.  January,  v/hon  thoro  will  bo  S17,12u.90 
‘""duo.  You’soe  by  tho  arrangomont  muae'with  those  people  that  tho 
greater  part  of  tho  menoy,  instead  of  boinp  paid  in  whon  tho  insta¬ 
llation  was  roady  to  supply  light,'  doos  not  cbmo  to  hand  until  wo 
havo1  run  it  for  thirty  days. 

Now  hi  rogard  to  oCiF  contract  with  tho  Ansonia,  »/o  owo 
thorn  bn  amount  of  v/iro  sui-plietl  for  Kail  Rivbr  $4,938.20,  and 
aeyonty  .fivb  por  cont  of  that  amount  is  513,718,05,  which  consumes’ 

■'  tho  S3r,0t>0.  that  will  arrive  to-morrow.  X  do  not  yet  know  the  ‘  • 

•‘f amount  thal’t  the  Williamsport  people  intend  remitting.  TKby  hwo"-' 
iis  SlSjflbo.,  and  I  fancy  it  will' be  at  lodst  half  of  that, 

1  shall  go  to  Hastings  to-tnbrroW and  toll  him  that  1  want  a  good 
remittance  on  account  of  tho  Bjichino' Works  on  Saturday,  and  that  1 
simply  must  havo  it.  X  con'  pull' Ihroufeh  all  right,  but  will 
'  h'avo' to  pivo  Babcock  &  Wilcbx  a  noto  to-iabrrow  for  tho  amount 
"due  them.  ’’ 

I  Jiavo  a  noto  duo  on  tho  12fch.  January  for  $2,309.,  *hii 
"'is  bn'o  wo  issuod  to  Borgmann  &  Co.  I  havo  dnothor  on  thd  34th. 

Tor  81,840.,  ana  tho re  Is  nothing  thon  until  tho  17th.  Kobruary, 

•  at  which  time  thoro  13  a  small  ono' for  about  S520.  If  I  brine  t 
Babcock  S  Wilcox*  note  in  about  tho  1st.  Kobruary  it  will  bo  all 
right,  as  at  that  time  wo  wiiihave  boon  in  rocoipt  of  tho  last 
paymont  on  account  of  Kail' River,  and  can  moot  it  without  troubl 


5 

Tiffin  station  will  bo  roady  to  start  up  in  ubout  two  weeks,  which* 
will  remit  a  puymont  of  Sc, 000.  from  that  sourco.  MT.  Carnol  will 
'■be  roady  to  start  at  almost  tho  same'  timo,  so  you  aeo  as  long  as 
Mr.  kdxson-  is  within  roach  t*  vail  pot  got  loft  in  tho  money  lino. 

It  will,  bo  a  very  frjfegid  day  v/hanho  leaves  mo  in  tho  samo  box  as 
ho  did  lust  Saturday,  as  I  shall  take  euro  1  havo  plenty  of  chocks 
"'so  ibnB  as ’  thoro  is’monoy  in  the  bank  to  sustain  them. 

-W-.-*  oh  th0  10th.  mat,  wo  billed' *h  the  Socioto  Industrie!  le 
.  vatK  S7U7.  for  material  fehip'ped 'theta,'  and  they  now  owe  us  551,382.31 
‘Wb  billod  the”  hondon’ Company;  V/f thy  S’iSo'.Sb  on  tho  same  dato,  which 
mjikos  tho  amount  duo  us  by  tft&  ’VoVporat'ion  Stl2U.SU.  This  infor¬ 
mation  I  bcliovo  you  dooirod  'transmit tod  to  you. 

In  ropard  to  tho  Williamsport,  I  forgot  to  montion  when 
spooking  of  it  that  wo  will  not' i'ssuo  any  ordors  in  connection 
with  that  plant  until  tho  full  amount  of  tho  first  payment  has 
boon  raado.  Wo  havo  a  full  lict  of  tho  stockholders,  and  aro  to-’ 

'  night  going  through  Brodstroots  to  find  out  how  thoy  stand.. 

^  CANVASSERS?  I  think  l"  told  you  in  my  last  lottor  that 

‘  Cooko  had  f  ini  shod  with  Mark'le  a'HelY,  but  wo  wore  requested  by 
thorn  to  allow  him  to  remain  a  while1 longer  in  order  to  complote  a 
canvuso  of  Adrian,  Mich.  he  will  be  through  there  to-morrow,  and 
as  tho  light  Coi?^t5«anxious  to  havo  a  report  on  Koridon,  Conn., 
"wo  will  e opd. him  to  that  point, '  af tor  which  ho  can  cunvass  nondout 
and'  kingston,  N,  V.  l.yon  is  at  Pottsvillo,  J-onna.  Dyor  is  on 
TtW  point  of  loaving  Dallas'  fbr'&hennan,  and  Wilbor  is  making  a 
canyans  of  knoxvillo,  alter  which  ho  goes  to  Danvillo,  Va. 


i  F  ?  3  - >*  "/  <T 


MACHINE  Y/ORKS.  It  is. pretty- hard  work  to  got  Roldan  to 
uitfurp-  butimoehines  quickly,  but  .we  must  give. him  credit .  fpjfti haying 
made -a  good  shipment  ori  Monday  last.  Ho  forwarded  tho  Belief onto, 
’%oaioton*  arid  lit.  Carmel'  machines  on  that  date,*  which  "wore  two"*?*.*" 
oacli  fi»r  the' first  and  second' pl-acos  and  two  “S'  hachinos  for  the." 
'last..  ‘  The'  Newburgh  machines' #b' if  orv/ard.  or.  Friday  noxt.  Tho 
'Lawrence  Company  havo ' ordered  f  ruin' us  two  inoro  “ti”  machines  and 


anothor  141 2  x  lb  engine.  . 'tIio1  former  were  shipped  to  them-  on  , 
"tho  22nd;  in’st.  and  tho  ongiho'go'eV  forward  to-morrow,,  tog  other 


'•with  ,  tho  bedplate  and  washers.  Tho  .bolts  are  already  in  tlio'foun- 
'“datibris  which  Rich  loft  proparod.  I  received  to-day  a 'Jett  or' from 
"•^o¥5f  "  which, is  to  say  tho  least'  amusing.  You  no  doubt  remember- 
"what  a  disjointed  correspondent"  he'  is-  and  that  it  is  almost  impos¬ 
sible  to  gather  anything  from ’his  loiters.  Ho  liopt  harping  so 
long  upon  the  string  of  “treat  us' fairly" ,  that  I  at  last -wrote 
to' him  "asKihg  hiin  "to  submit  to  uV  a' statomont' of'  all  tho  points 
wh'erbin'  lie" 'considered' wo-h-Hd ^'.iai'lbd'-to',livb,*iip  to  our  contract. 

In  his  letter  received  to-Sby*  he  . states  that' wo  must,  cbhsidor 
"'th'oiV  {‘tho  I-av/rohcc  Co.  )  imbeciles,  .  and  complains  about  us'h'ia'ving  •' 
'"’suppii'O'd.  him  with  .10"  bolts,  about  the  delay  to  his  dynamos 'and'/ 
■~tho' tar<|y  mkihnpr  in  which  his  motors' are  being  supplied.  Ih’  ; 

'  ropiy'^to  iir.  Lord,  I.  informed!  him  that  wo' V/bro' using"  10” '  belts'  in  ■' 
*thb"sanio  'connection  with  other  installations',  whoro  thoy  gave 
“porfoc't  satisfaction,  and  wo  saw"  no* rbasbu' why  thoy' should  not 
’prbvosfit  i  sfao  tory  -  at  lav/rohcb,";'* ”i  s’tato’d.  that  wo  -  cineorqly  ro- 
""cgtiod  being  unable  to  cbnt'rbl'jlossrs,'  Bbrgmann'S  Co’ s  affai»*s, 


A* 


and  that  we  were  doing  all  in  our  power  to  make  thorn  hurry  forward 
his  material...  In  connection.  witii;  dynomos,  at  tho  time  he  wroto 
his  .lot tor,  which  was  on  the  2i5hd..  ihst. ,  thoro  must  have  been  ono 
“ S" ,  machine  at  the  Jav/ronco  dopp/t^'a's  it' was  shipped  from  hero  on 
the  loth.  in st,  on  tho  lrthV  ihst.  ho  gaVb  us  an  order  for  two 

“H”  machines  and  thoy  wont  forward  on  tho  22nd.  On  tho'  same . . 

dato  ho  ordorod  tho  largo  ongino,  ' and  it  goes  to-morrow.  ’  ivo" ' 


'called  his  attention  to  those  "fac 
and’  in  relation  to  his  insolent' 1 


sts  without.'  commenting  upon  thorn, 
remarks  about' competent  'parties 


managing  the  businoss  at  this  phdoof  the  line, i'  stated  that  wo 
wouid-bo  greatly  obliged  if,  in  future,  ho  would  kindly  suppress 
any  suggestions  in  regard  to.  fcWp ipann'er  in  which  our  businoss 
should  bo  conducted.  You  cannot  imogibo  what  a  "damnod*  impor- 
. t i n phi||;3 otter  ho  wrote.  .  My  reply  is  vory  mild  and  'has  not  y’et  ' 
none  out  of  tho  offico,  and  to-morrow  1  will  show  it  to  Mr.  Eciison. 
I  made  no  further  statements  in  it,  oxccpt  as  detailed  atovo,  but 
if  Mr.  Edison  considers  this  unnecessary,  I  .will  not  sond  the 
lottor.  1  wish  you  woro  horo  at  the  prosont  time  to  roply  to  it. 

In  regard  to  IruoVi,  ho  is  -is' usual  in  a  chronic  stato 
of  “hurd  upnoss".  The  Illuminating  Co.  owos  him  about  S3, 000., 
und  ho  cannoV'strik o'  thorn  for" a' coin.  I  have  hod  to  carry  him 

through  ovor  since  you-  left. 


last  Saturday  Hastings  had  to  give' Mergci'ann  consider-  ~ 
‘‘able  inouoy  to  help  him  out,  but  this  Saturday  1  am  going  to  rial.o 
Him  give  mo  a  good  payment,  and  also  mako  a  good  payment  to  Uruosi. 


„  // f 

Wo- havo  hoard  nothing  so  far  about  the  Danbury  affair j- 
and  our  ostimatb^in  that  connection  expired  3omo  .days  ago,  and  thoy 
"  have  not  asiiod  ,us  to  make  a  now  one,  I  sop  by  thri  pa|  ors  that 
about  Slfi,pOO;.  of  the  Danbury  stock  has  boon  subscribed^ 

horry  eamo  in  '  to-night;-.’ ‘in'  rogard  to  Mr.  Katcholor*  s  stock, 
and  ho  to3.il  mo  that'  he  had  booh"  utiabi b  ^.o  do  anything  since  you  . 
loft’,  and  I  havo  embodied  ’this, in  a  cable  . to  you.. 

X-  think  I  havo  exhausted .all  points’ of  interest,  except 
ono,.  this  .point  is  our  friend  Mr.-  Oil  mo  re.  It  is  now  only  about 

’’  toii  o'  clock,  ,ahd-  notwithstanding  .the -fact  that  ho  has  had  a  regu¬ 
lar  “p  iOnic"  since  you  left,  ho  is  growling  like  a  bear.' 

Trusting  you  arp  onjcViug  Veurself,' 1  atii, 

Very  truly  yours | 


‘v.  Wfi  ■  ■  ■  " 

US  3-  ia  -  i 

py  .  - 

/  . Doc.  lt.it  h, 

l  .  ‘  ’>  • 

i  \ 

A.  Stuar/j },  Rsq.  Soc.  .  '  .i 

ji 

/.  Edison  Installation  Col, 

/  ' 

Ginn.  Oh 

b 

Qad'r  Sir,:-  "  V 

!  .  " 

VM  bnji  to  oncloao  horwith  fyU  or  ugnumm  tn  dupll- 
cuso,  fort ho  Installation  or  tho  Piqua/ plant,  in  accordance  with 
our  ostinato  Mo.  -15P,  und  tfm  aceompuninn  oxhibit  marhod  •B”  show 
me  thra  cou£so  dr  tho  conductors,  and  which  is  a  duplicate  or 
tho  map  that  wadf  rumijf.od  you  at  tho  timo  tho  ostimto  above 
montioffod  was  ■iubniit/bd  and  aecoptod. 

In  reguitfKtjW  tho  communication  which:  w«  havo  received 
recently;-  stotffig  thatjdt  will  bo  impracticable  for  us  to  run 
alon;R.|^ip^t-.>^o  wou^d  say  that  tho  necessity  of  making  this 
eharf/:^iti  thw  'cbu rsdf  of  ou r  conductor^ 'Vi if  incroasoi  tho' :cost’ 
uf^tho  Piqua  installation  by  32.752.  Por  |his  roason  wo  sond  : 

"f  *‘'u/h°rQWttfchtwp;  mor*  Cam*.,  <>C  .  agreement*  • ror-th®'  installation 
••  of •  a.  5,00  fisht  plant.  impuntiPB  to  316,(531.40  t^j^ihor.  with  map 
marlcoci  •CD-und  ohowirig.  tho  course  of  tho  conductors  which  are  . 
so  arrangdii-as  to  uvoid  running  along  Main  St. V  C  /  "  ' 

"."if,  •  -  1  ‘  '  ‘  vjifAvWTil 


7 fin  rotation  to  tho  latter  churt  wo  would  call  your  ' 
thfo  fact  that  it  includes  150  lights,  more  than 
tho  ^ld  ono,  tlje  avflfraRo  burning  of  tho  Riqua  installation  is 
'4; /-hbJsr^V  If-  you  soil  liBht  in  Piqua  for  1  cents, 
//^ifoso  ox tra  150 'lights  will  thomsolvos  brinfl  you  in  a  dividend 
t /jf*  ®*K,®0»6a,fot  ’the  first  yoar,  which,  is' within  d  small  amount 
/  Of  tho  cost  of"  installing  thorn.  If  it  is  your  intention  to  soil 
lij;ht  for  T.'” 'ins toad  of  1  per.  hour,,  thoso  150  lights  tfbu'fiF 
brinfl  you' iri''a  dividend  for  tho  first  your  of  S2,  U0U.7U'  or  SI  17 - 
in  oxcass  of  tho  cost  of  thoir  installation. 

rfi’aftor  cons iderinfl. tho  j^bovo  facts  you  dosiro  to  ac¬ 
cept  oiir  bid,  in  accordance  wi*th  tho  map  marked  “C.°  which  is  tho 
ono  incltidinn  tho  lights,  .above  referod  to, '  pl'oaso  huvo  oxecutod 
tho  forms  .^r  aRrnemnnt  sont  you  horov/ith,  ai|i  specifying  tho 
amount’  of  tho  contract,  which  is  SlO,  0H1.40.  Also- ploaso  bo 
kind  onouflhi  to  send  us  a  chock  for  SC00  which  is  25  por  cont 
of  tho  a M’fijn  i>f  tho  increase. 

7lio  Piqua  Co.  of  course  undorstand  that  in  uny  event, 
v/o  look  to1 'them  to  obtain  for  us  tho  nocossury  pormltB  to  run 
our  conductWlf  'in'  accordance  with  whichovor  chart  they  accopt,  and 
»/o  do  not  hold  ourselves  responsible  for  ;uny  failuro  to  obtain 
such  permits  that  would  provont  our  erect  inf:  polos,  and  runninfl 
linotfi?’-  •  -  _  -  \ 


I  ■ 

/  *. 

/SSi-u 

;;  '  ■  .  f 

Pouombor  loth. 

(I.  O,  Strat.ton,  Koq, 

StjvOlivor  St  root. , 

Boston,  Mass. 

Boar  Sir:- 

ifoh^vo  your  JotVor  of  tJ>o  33th.  inst. ,  and  in  ropJy 
bop  to  oxprocs  my  rocrot  at  haying  ovorlookoct  your  fonnor  lottor. 

Tho  duplicating  inji'  Is"  boini;  prop'arod,  and  will  bo  aunt 
you  in  the  couroo  of  a'  Tow  day's.'""' 

'  Vo ry  trJtly  yours, 

J) 


Oustav  Soldan,  Esq.  Supt. 


,  104  OooreJ:  Stroot, 


I  <2  %  3  -  »  ^  -  ( S 


December  -loth.  lUUH. 


Uolow  v/o  Kivo  you  a  li.3t  of  tho  machines  wo  dosiro  to 
*  have  siViV>pos:l  on  tho. days  spocifiodj-  V  .  .. 

Tv/o,!i“1P  Machines  .on.  the  2ath.^|^i  and  two  T  machines  on'- 
tho-  pros,  to  Mov/bur{!h,  .  M.  Y.  '  .  \ 

Tv/b;"Y"  machinos  on  the  Sii'tli, 'prox.  |to  Bolloforito,  Penna. 

Tv/of  "Y"  machinos  to  'l(Szl£3ton^  henna.'Aon  tho  24th.  prox. 

Two  “S"  -  inachinoo  to  }it  j  Carmoi |  I'l^hna.  on  tho  '24th.  prox. 
Those  machinoc  must  bo' shipped  .a^olutely  on  tho  dates 
nca.iod,  and  if  thoro  is  any  dolay-  in  tho  Toct'int.;  Department,  wo 


i"yo(i  to  report  it -at  onoo  to  i 


>  will  havo  it  rerad-  ' 


Unloos  those  dynamos  no  on  tho  date'  specified  we  will  bo- 
seriously  doluyud  m  our  work,  unu  you  mast  do'VivorytJunt;  in  your 
thaw  forwarded  iir  accordance  vrith:  \ho  above. 

Wo  sond  you  un  order'  to-day  to  ship  two\»ll»  machines  to 
hawronco.  Those  should  bo  forwardod  on  Saturday  ^'oxt  tho  :iiJnd, 

.  prox.  \  . 

Yours  truly, 

Tho  Edison  Machir.os  Y/orka,  v 

W  3  CLA^ 

O  ' 


Doe ombor '19th. 


Sponeor  Hordonj  Eaci, 

,  '■>.  0."  Pox  3,331,  - 

Boston,  Mass.’-"1  - 

Boar  Sir:-  *  "  ■ 

In  relation  to  real1  "ostlito  in'  Portland,  wo  bog  to  say 
•  that',  if  it  is  possible,  to  obtain. options  in  the  blocks  bounded- 
;  t>y‘ Brown  it  Elm  Stroots  on  tho  One  side  and  Cuinboriand  and  Corigross  ( 
Stroots  on  tho  other  It  would  make  A  considorablo  saving  in  the 
coj-por  to  be  used."  'Viol  In  tho  block  boundod  by 
Brov/n,  cumboriand,  Probla  and  Congress  Stroots  would  bo  preferable. 

V/o  will  forward  tho  Portland  ostiraatos  upon  tho  assump¬ 
tion  that  the  control  station'  will  ;'bo  plaooS’ upon  one  of  tho  lots 
selected  from  tho  seal  road  y  (Tubmit  tod,  .but '  if  wo 


i thin  the  area  merit  ionoci'  above  it  wil 

Yory  trulyj\your3,' 
Thomas  A."  [Sdisoa  Con3tn,  Dopt. 


obtain  a  lot 
jasa  groat  saving.  . 


//r3-u 

Dooombor  19th. 1003, 


v Gustav  Soidan*  Esq.  Supt,  -  r 

104  Gobrck  Stroat,  City,  j 

Doar  Sir:- 

Aro  you  doing  anything  about  paper  baits?  '  Ploaao  so: 
lis  tho  address  of  tho  party  ifroni  v/htlfri  you'got  thb  sample  pulloy 
for  tost.  "  ‘.’f! 

’  tiurs  ti’il'y,  '  "  '  ' 

l’h a  Edison  ilachino  Works, 

it. 

17.  ' 


/  r<r3-  /  2-/  f 


■  '«  iJocorabor  lUth,  •  3 

n;  Rich,  Esq.  i  . 

Nasloton,  Henna. 

Hoar  Si  rt- 

V/o  aro  in' rocoipt  of 'a  lot  tor  from  tho  Trofeiuiror  of  tho 
Jnwronco  Company  st.ajtln{*  that.  they'  want  tv/o  morn  “It”  machines  and. 
the  Othor  14J  2  x  13  oncino,  "apocinod  in  our  contract  v/it.h  thofci. 

Did  you  pui  in  a  foundation  at  Lawrence  for  this  onginof 
YoUrc-'-truiy", 

Thomas  A,  Edison  Constn. . Dopt. 

By,  (PC£l^ . 


Docorabor  10th.  •  1  fl 

W.  D.  Hii'h,  Esq. 

Hazloton,  '  I’onna, 

Hoar  Sir:- 

Wo  onclooo  haroy/ith  a  nuwbor  of  •  rocomaondations  from 
Mr.  Uarrot  Ubfiort  v/ho  tlosiroo  to  obtain  a  situation  with  us  sotting 
‘"up  niachinory.  Ho  Jiao  boon  conrioetod  with  tho  straight  lino  Erigino 
Company,  and  ho  lias  soiao  uxculltmt  toatinioniuls. .  If  you  ruquiro 
'  the  sorvicos  of  such  a  person,  please  let  us  l>now,  and  return  tho 
enclosed  papers,  obliging  , 

Yours  truly, 

Thomas  A.  Edison  Cons tn,  Popt. 


Enclosure, a 


8  Si-  «  -/•? 


V: 


Uocomber  lbth. 


.  'E.  Ili  lord,  Hsq.'  Troas, 

Jav/roncb,  f.'nss. 

Hoar  Sir:- 

:  -  In  reply  to  your  lot.'toVj 

say  that  the. other  “fi?  dynamo  With. 

•  ■  i 

pod  to  you  yesterday. '  "" 

.  .  Wo  hnvo  emit'  tho  1<J" 

"  you  ‘will ••'fin'd  it  adviskblo  to'  ehajiR 
"for'  'a  'timo,  \ 

Wo  can  forward'  tho  'tv/c^  |"ll4  mac  hi  nos  early  next  v/ook, 
'and  v/o' Jiav'e  ordered  the  'lvt^a'  x  ^.l-fj  opgino,  which  wo  think  can  bo 

supplied  promptly,  but' in  rpRari  matter  v/o  will  v/rito  you 

'  I  ii  y*V  \'  .. 

in  a 'day  dr  tv/b,  T  •  yv  '  ’  • '*  r' ‘'VSC- .  “ 

'truly',’'  \ 

Thomas  A.  .lictisbh'  Co'n's'th'.'  dbpV.. 

. ’ 


i*  tho  15th'.  inst.  v/o  bof!  to 
Itho  extr'a  10"  pulloy  was  ship- 


[10*  ’  pull’eys,  because  v/o  think 
after  'running  tho  10“  pulloys 


//fa-/«2  '/cj 


Docembor  lUth,.._ 


.  M.  d.;  Polknap,  Esq1,'  .  1 

•  './*  Highland  National  Bank, 

Newburgh,  N.Y, 

Dear  Sir:-  - 

.  Y/o  bog  to  ■  acknoY/lodga  rocei).  t  of  your  letter  of  tho  17th 
-inst.,  and  in  reply  would  say  rijm'lf  tho  nocessary  services  for  Now- 
burp.h  hayo  "gono  forward. 

'  ‘  iiosars.  liergmann  «  Cov  V/il.1  giVo  "you  prices  for  sockets 

’  amt 'fixtures. '  . . 

In  regard  to' -house  wiring,  v/o  waul'd  impress  upon  you  the 
fact  that- it  is  very  unv/iso  for  your  Company  to  haro  anything 
.  whatever  to  do  with  this  kind  of  v/ork.  Whon  you  aro  ready  to 
havo:houso.  v/iring  done  v/o'can  send  an  oxpert  to  Hev/burgh,  v/ho  Y/ill 
teach  ,  a  local  plumber  or  .'some  such  .suitable  porsoB};  hovi  to  do  it, 
'"'pur  experience  has  ’6'doii  that'  if  the'lociil  company  takos, 

■  in  hah.S  =  siich  Work  as  this  tho  parties  v/ho  havo  the  'wiring  'done  Vill 

i  •  . 

“nut,  'in  a  great  many  case's,  pSj/'lifiair  bills  for  wiring  ijjj t i 7 ■"■ini I* g Vi i» 
tho  light  has  boon  furniohod,  and  thon^aiso  numerous  objections 
'  to  paying  those  bills,  enter twining  tho  ldoa  that  tho  company 
Y/ould  prorer  retaining  them  us'donstlmors  and  allov/  tho  bill  to  go 
unpaid,  rathor  than  tako  tho' fixtures  away  from  them.  If,  on  tho 
othor  hand,  thoeo  partios  aro  rodponsiblo  for  the  amount  of  their 


wiring  bil-ls  to  sumo  porson  who  has  iio  connection  with  your' Com-- 
puny  whatever,  oxeopt  having  your  approval  to  do  this  kind  of  work, 
it  will  bo  impossible  for  thb  consumois  to  enter  into  a  discussion 
with  ..your  Company  as  to  tho  payment  of  their  wiring  bills. 

V/o  advocato  this  course  as  a  protection  to  your  Company,  and  would 
strongly,  adviso  your; adopting  it,  inasmuch  as  it  has  boon  perfectly 
'successful  .in  othor  places,  end  in  two  or' fchroo  .  towns  v/horo'th'b  ' 

' local'  cSmpanios  disro'gardod  dur  advi'eo  on  this  subjoct,  theyo'Kavo 
had  trouble  in'  the  maqrio.r  ho?6i!n"sot  i'ortn.  ” 

As  soon,  as  you  fiavo  ’applicants  ’enough  to  warrant  our 
sonding  on  a  man.  there,'  v/o  V/ili"  do  '  so, 

!'  iToufs'trul’y,  - 

.  Thomas  X.’rEiiisori  Cbnstni  Dept. 


/  f f 3-/ «*-/?'._ 


December  10th. 


•  ■tlosshs.'  Dergmann  A  Co. 

292  Avenue  D,  i 

-Doar  Sirs:- 

1  Wo  hava  your  lot 
to. the  charge  wo  made  against" 
for  work  or  derail  at  Shrnnok: 

’a]  so  comprising  certain  ebargi 
'from  bur  contract  .for  tho  non' 


.of"  yWtorday*  s ’diitb  in  relation 
your  Y/iritig  Department  of  $302,34 

it4-:-. 


i  by  your  'Mi roman t  Sir.  Johnson,  and 

»  which  tho'  fibamokin  Company  doduc tod 
iorformaiipo  6"f  "work,  in  connection 
"with' "the"  erection' of  polo  lines.  \  - 

:  Wo  have  read  with  inVordst  you\*  'letter  to  tho  Shamokin 

Comp'Aiy,  ahil' v/e  cannot  suggest  tiny  dtJie^*  \/ay  in  ,w)iich  tho  iuatiijr 
cun  lie  discussod.  We  did  not  send  you  u'bill  for  $302.  in  ordor 
to  affect  a  compromise,  but  Wu  consider  Unit,  in  order  to  make  an 
oquitbblo  division  of  the  ioWe' ’sustained  by^ia  all  on  this  plant, 
wo  are  perfectly  justified  in'- asking  ”you’ ‘to  i^iro  that  portion 
which,  diroctly  concerns  your  wo^ifa^’that  point,  Y/o  have  for*? 
"wardod  your  lot  tor  to  tfio^ ’ShaDraitin  Company,  atid\wo  have  no  cbm- 
"'monts  to'-majco  upon  any  discussion  you  may  have  vJ^th  them'i  -  but^our 
"j’loss  -on"  our  own  wo  lit  has  been  savory  hoavy  in  cirinoctibn.  with"  • : ’ 

this  installation  that  v/o  cannot  consider  any  proposition  which  ' 

.  will  have,  in  view,  tho  placing  to  bhr' '"credit  of  a 'toss'  amount  than 
830'2.34,  in  accordance  with  ’tho'  bill  sont  you  on  November 


iin  "/»-•- 
nioh  rto,,4c 


lo  tho  St/xoo  < 


7 '  rri'**' *9 


'  ,  -  \ 

Messrs . ^ Bo Jgmann  fi,  Co.  K 

i  292  Avo.  a.  City.  \ 

■  •  ! 

Dear  Sir:-  i 

<  |i  Kopiy your  letter  of  tjio  12th,  inat.  in  rogurd 
•  to/diae jaunts  Vor.^jjff^^^ova.  Co.,  wo  to  say  thut  on  Sopt.  10th, 
j0^Xrvo  v/roto  thooo  pooplo  tollinG' you  would  agrco-to  fur- 
pish  c°/>ds  in’  your  Catalnguo  to  thorn  at  |30  por  cont  discount, 
oxcopt^nc  Sockots,  Cut-Outs,'  and  Switched,  and  on  thooo  os  ftn. 
oxtra  inducomont,  wo  informed  thorn,  you  wpuld  agree  to  givo  a 
discount  of  32  por  cont.  'Wo  informed  tlUm  that  your  chargoa 
•  Tor  belting  and'eartago  on  same,  would' be  loxtrav  Those  proposals 
'"•'Wo  -  extracted  from  a  lj^tor'yrhieh  you  sehtjua,'  agrooing  to  fur-  . 
nish  goods  to  tho  Swiss  Congianyt'  in  acoorian^o  with  the  above. 

Vary  Truly  Yourtf. 

Dm 


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Doeombor  ISJt-h, 


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i- 


C>  II.  Cooke,  F.sq, 

.  Uooko*  a  Ilu'tol, 

Ann  Arbor, 

boar  Sir:- 

Wb  sond  you  to-day  u  supply  of  canvassing  blanks, 

'  which  we  desire  you  to  uso'iii'  fuLliijte  when  submit  tine  your  canvass 
to  this  office,  '  J  \ 

When  taking  notes' along' 
anil  during  tho  day  pro'paro  tho'se'i 


horo,-  Vto  also  send  you  hovov/1  tji 
roports  should  be  made  out. 


|lih'b -s.t roots  .you  may  use  a  book, 
[hoots,  v/hich  are  to  bo  sent  on 
amplo  shoot  shov/ing  hov/  thoso 


Por  your  furthor’ inf^in^fi,i,on  v/o  wiii  give  you  tho  foliov/- 
iv ab :1b  shoot  \narkod  “Width  i 


mg'  oxpl  ahatibnsi- 

Tho  column  on  tho 


Koot"  moans  • 
(ro  isolated  tho  distance 
.Voly  as' possible  by  you  and 


'width  of  building,  v/h'oro  bjjildihgi 
botwoon  thorn,  should  bo  pacod  as  ac'ei 
notod  on  your  roport.  •  Tho  "time  shoii: 
umn,  and  tho  roinark  column  should  notj 
curastaricps  for  this  purpose,1 Wi' oiilyj 
:  on"  tho  iftp'dol  c  any  as  s  shoot,  ‘  Evbry  fjhe<j£  “inii&t  lid  numbered '  wi"£h  ' 

‘  tho  ritimb’br  of  tho  block  and  tho  riamo  loi’j  the  ctroot,  and,  Y/heri  ydu  . 
canvass  is  complotod,  you  shouldpiri jt'hjS fdur  ot*  rnoro  different 


dVbo  notod  in  tho  time  col- 

.-V "■ 

■  utilistod  under  any  cir- 


/ 

sl.oote  L,r  lam  or  mh  block,  c.na  th'oo  on  o  s.rarato 

pioco  of  paper  male  an  index  or  the  canvass  in  the  follow  manner: - 
KlOCr..  PACES. 

1  l-|-3  ’ 


If  you  require  any  further*  ‘information  in  regard  to  this, 
ot  us  linow  at  once’ and  wo  viill  sonci'it  oh. 


ti.or,  lot  us  linow  at  once' and 
V/o  wish  to  adopt  this  : 


ijir.  at  the  oarliost  possible* 


/  1 

moment,.  as.. i.t  facilitates  work  in  /ou^.iMap  Department,  and,  conse¬ 


quently',  saves  money 


Vpurs/  tru^yj 

Thomhs'  X'.'^/soh'  CbWth;’  Dept. 

* 


Enclosure 


December  l'dtli. 


Charlos  r.  I  yon,  Ksq.  . 

New  American  ftoYoj  j’ 

oircloville,  Ohio. 

'Dear  sir:-  .  •  .  •'  . 

In  relation  to  your  canvass  of  tvallsboVouch,  Ponna.  you 
pivo'  theriuntbor  of  lishts  b»rnin8  m  the  hotels  by  statins  that 
thoy  .ill  avornna  r.,  3„  cony  hours.  ».  0oo.ro  that  y„„ 

Shall  rivs  ootolloo  opscii  loatioh  of  each  l.uht  horn.nn  In  tho' 
hotolo,  as  vo  ilonlro  to  krios  hcv  can,  lights  burn  in  tho  offtoo, 
hallo,  dining  rooc,  kitchen,  liar,  an, 1  also  tho  tot,*!  nuiobor  or 
roosis  m  tho  hotel,  to3othor  iSth'th.  'km  cut, bar  of  houro  oaoh 
llpht  burno  m  oaoh  separate  roosi.  this  mrormtton  vo  want  in 
connootion  with  over.  Hell  SS,,,.,  >lsr3  there  .,r„  any  ^ 
titulars  to  to  pjvon,  .«  *,  ,.o.  want  you  to  „orW,  „o 

no  proper  to  obtain  that  ourselves  from  ,lotai;„j  iuromatlon. 

**  ,J°“  b'!  ,f  yo“  «*>'  biaoontinua  to  n«,o  tho  stroot 

latcps,  as  thoy  oro  of  no  intorost  to  os  and  only  oaoso  confusion 

in.  your 'canvass^'-  '  _  '  ' '  J  — 

v/hon  you  bogin  entering  you  canvass  on  tho  shoots  which 
«111  bo  sont  you  to-day,  ploase  pin  the  four  block  Tocos  compris- 
in8  ono  block  togothor  and  thori  make  an  index  as  follows;- 


a"-  '•••'a-  , 

"  a  '  :4--5 .  '  'v  ; 

Please  make  any  remarks  iri'.ifici  "Remark  Column”  in  black  ink j 
oxcopt  for  troos,  which  you  had  bettor  mako  in  rod  ink. 

Wo  trust  you  will  pay  particular  attontlon  to  tho  in3tru« 
tlono  fjivon  you  within,  as  any  deviation  from  tho  ruloc  wo  sot 
forth  will  cauno  proat  confusion 'arid  do!  ay  in  our  Map  Department, 
which  wo  particularly  d03iro  to  avoid. 

Yours  truly, 

Thomas  A.  Edison  Opnstn»  Dept. 


\ 


/  tss-  'ix-iyW 


December  19th. 


-T,  jr.  Toall,  Esq.  .  - 

Syracuso,  N.  If.  '  ’  ;  • 

•  Doar  Sir:-  i  .. 

I3y  same  mail  wo  bond  you  a'map  of  Syracuso,  N.  T,  ,  and 
'■  in  addition''  to  ’supplying  us  v/ith  the  information  in  accordance" 
with'  tJ)o  attached  form,  will  you'kxndllf  look  .carefully  ovor  t'h'o"  ' 

•  Jeourso.  of  our  .conductors,  as  we-  proposoj  running  ‘  thorn,'  arid  iet’"’fis 
know  if  thoro  arc  any  obstacles,  such  a’q  high  trees,  t.olophouo  or 

telegraph  polos,  which  would  prevent  outrunning  along  any  point 

! 

whore  tho  rod  lines  arc  marked  on  "tho  map. 

In  regard  to  a'  liit'  fof  central'  Station  purposos,  any 
kind  /of .  a'  lot  whatever  v/i'll  ’dtr'iis  as  lon'6  is  it  is  largo  enough, 
and  which  point  will  bo  clotbrmihbd  after 'ybV  submit  your  report 
'•on  o'ptibns.  As' long  as  wo  can  havo  run  to  \^ut  our  plant  xn,’.  it  ■ 

'  dbbii  not  matter  in  tho  least  whothor.  tholot'Vs  on" an  alloyj "  and 
-  wb  would  prefer  a  location  v/hicA" i’s  not  conspicuous  as  near' the 
’  c oh tor  of  the  circle  as  possiAio,"  , 

In  rogard  to  those  ma'ttors^'''pi:easb:;ibt' Vis  hoar  from  you 

•at  tho' earliest  possible  ni6ibqhti'.''  v'"''J^'  ! '  '  "V  •_  \  '  .  . 

Yours  truly, 

.  Thomas  A.  Edison  Gonstn.  Dept.  \ 


■  (yi-4Ly j. 


December  10th.  3 


li.  W.  Wilbur,  Ksq. 

Post  Office, 

fcnoxvillo, 


boar  Sir:- 

-  *  in.  your  canvass  of'  Atlanta  you  have  omitted  to  class  on 
about  one  third  of  .the  dwellings;** ) This .appears  to  be  a  common 
occurr'erico  with  you,  and  wo  trust,  in  futuro  tboso' <Iq|||1's'  will  not 
•  Vo  'overlooked-,  ns  thoy  cause-  groat  •confusion  anil  nocossi'tate  our 
having  to  giioss.  at  information  v/h'ich!  sHouitl’  be  roportod  to  us  by 


our  canvassers. 


Yours' truly, 

Thomas  A, ^  Edison  feons t n .  Dopt.- 

e -  . 


/  fs.i-o  -i'i  '  ) 


Docombor  lpth. 


I.  C.  Walk or,  Ksq, 

caro  JudRO  J.  H,  Buna, 

Tiffin,  Ohio1. 

‘boar.SJ.Vt- 

We  have'  you  rteiog  rati  stating  that  you  will  not  bo 
ready  to  leave  Tiffin  until  iif tor  January  1st.,  and  in  reply  wo 
bog  to  3a y  that  your  statoraont3  aro  rdthbr  misleading.  . 

Wo  have  a  latter  front  you  dated  tho”  lath,  inst,,  in. 
which  you  inf orut  us  that  in  yoUr  opinion  at  tho  present'  time  it  . 
'V/ouid  be  well  to  turn  tho  work  ovbrto  Hbauru,  Baxter  *  Brown. 

.  If  the  prosont  time  is  as  good  ‘us'aiiy,  wo  want  you  to  turn  tlio 
work  over  immediately  and  go  to  iioil ofontp,  Henna.  It  is  our 
aim  to  koop  you  in  one  point^as  short  V  time . as  possible  compat¬ 
ible  with  tho  officiont  teaching  =oV  tho  parties  who.  aro.  to  per-, 
'form  tho  Work  after  your  departure'^  HI base  lot  us  have  an  oxpla- 

-  ' nation  as'  to  how  the  .  tnattor  ' rba'lly' 'ifoes  st'un'd.: 

...  ‘  in  regard  to  your  orders  for  material,'- inasmuch  as  we 

.do  not  look  to  you  for  tho  payment  of  our  hills,  and  as  tho  maVer- 
.  ’^idi'^is  ordered  on  account  of  tho" Tiffin  Oompauy,  bbforo  wo  eah','  v“ 
'supply  it  wo  must  havb  an  offibial  order  from  an  Of ficor  of  tho- 
“said  corporation,’  .  .  T'".  *■’ 

Wo  have  written  .ludrfe  HUnn  in  rtfga'rd  to  tho  lamps  he 


1' 


(f 


/  g!3'lSL?i  <i; 


,  "  Oooombor  Ibth. 

.  2 

'dosiros  ».  to  ■Iifflu,  «ud  »!»■■  i-  ooooivo  tho  proper  authority 
ror  muting  too  «uM,  »«  *t»  'uaumtutr  »'ovo  thorn  MWM. 

Kindly  lot  on  hour  from  tout  •>  •»  lOMlblo  lit  roln- 

tion  to  hu'ii'ltnf.  over  tho  Tii'fin  wo'rh. 

Yours  truly, 

Yhomoa  A.  Kdl'uon  Constn.  I»jpt. 


-  Or  ® 


iitu. 


/  f  ?3' 

Uocembor  lbth.  3 

Wo  a torn  Edison  jf-ight  Co,  -  ' 

•  ►  ■  :  Cjiica/jo,  Tils,  ‘ 

Dear  Sirs:- 

in  relation  to  tho  at inched  corresj.op.donco,  vie  are 
informed  by  Mr.  Hutchinson,  tho  Socrotary  of  tho  Isolated  Company, 
that  thoso  motors  aro  for  you.  Thoy  havo  apparently  boon  conoi{;nd 
to  tlio  liJison  Company,  104  oddrei.  Ctroot.  Wo  havo  rocoivod  no 
communication  from  you  as  to  what  they  aro  for  or  why  tho  ship¬ 
ment  was  made,  and  wo  await  farther  purlieu 3 ura. 

’/ours  truly,  ‘ 

Thomas  A;  Edison  Cousin.  i)opt. 


Enclosure! d, ' 


"V-  jo*  Knoxville,.  Tenn. 

'  Hoar  Sir;V  j 

..'ft*  sand  you  to  day  a  supply  of  canvassing  «»•.»>«, 
whicj)  wo  do  Vo  you  to  uso  in  futurir  when  submit  tine  your  cnn- 
vuss  to  thia  Wfico.  - 

'  ■  Whon^taklng  notes  along  t ho  streets  you  may  ubfe  a  book, 
'-and  during  the  day  prepare  those  shojjjts,  >hieh  are  to  ^  sont  on 
-  to.-,.'  ■  Hoolao  .And  youWowith  .  oamplo  ah.,!  ho, 

those  reports  should  bo  mado  out.  . 

I'OI-  ru,-,l„r  Information  j/o  ,m  l;iv„  lh, 
explanations : -  •  ' 

i'h»  column  on  Urn  convoy.  .hoot  cmrkod  "math  in  Phot”  „„„« 
Wdl''  “r  «»“«*«•  4***  bo 12dit.(fa  a,-,  ..ol.tod  !l,, 

tlmm  ahould  bo  pacod  no  uccurotoly  a,  pooaibloby  yo„  a„a 
notoJ  on  y„„r  roport;  iTh„  ltm  .h„„la  ^ 

““  "»•>*  •»*»  «"  «1*  "ob  to  iibUinod  iindoV  joy  clr.  • 

cuiiist.nooo  r.r  IM.  m.rpbno,  b„t  only  for  at, cl,  mottoraino  in  aho™ 
Oh  tho  rodol  convoy  a  shn,-..  Uvory  ohont  »,«  Uo  MoboVod 
iho  numbnr  „r  tho  block  ana  ,ho  na.c,  of  tl.o  ^-.root,  and,  ,|,on  your 
convoy,  la  complotod,  ,„u  ah, old  pin  tho  tm,  or  mom  ill  rf.roht 


shoots  ohov/inn  tho  for  f  aces  of  oaeh  block,  and  than. on  a  sep¬ 
arate'  pio^p  jojjt  papn r  raako  an  index  of  tho  canvass  In  tho  follow-  ’ 
inR'  mannorsVj  - 


:  \ta0QK.'  PAGES.  '  ;  : 

: . ^  V  1  '  1-2  •' 

\g.  .  ,3  . 

. : "  It  4  _  .'-.i-. 

...  :  4V  ■■  ••  -  ;  '  0—0  .  •  >■ 

If  youiWiuiro  any  further  information  in  regard  to 
this  matter,  lot  us  know  at  once  and  wo  will  sand  it  on. 

TJo/wi'sh  t$>  ladopt  this  systom  at  tho  earliest -poauililo' 
moment,  uo  'if  facilitates  work  in  our  Hap  Department,  and,  conso- 
Ruently,  saves  monoyJ  , 

Yours  Truly, 

Tlionsia  A.  Edison,  Conutn.  Dop't. 


Enclosure. 


1 


AiWrov-fs,  Esq.  j. 

1  Chi  of  Eloe.  EiiBinoor* 


p.  0.  Box,  ttCo  Pa  ill  Rivor, 


‘  Will '  yiAr  ploaso  lot  us/l'-now  ho\y  the  motors  Tor  jjov/bitrg, 
Eollofonto,  Piqua,  Hiddlotown,  .^1 1.  Carraol  and  ifasolton  aro  to 
•Wo  stanihirdlsod,  fiothor  tha  -At  or  tho  1‘>B»  motor,  ,und  ohliRo. 

■  •  j  Yury  Truly  Vours,' 

'  j  Edison  Mach: Work's.'' 


tnz-llr  -?0 

December  20th.  3  . 

C,  E.^iChinnocK,  Esq'.  '  ~-r. '  -V 

•  .  \  '257  Pearl  Street j  City. 

Dear  ‘  • 

~~  \  ;  Could  you  vary  kmdlly  send  about  10  lba.  of  sulphate  ' 

, of  zinc  to\‘tha  Edison -Electric  illuminating  Company,  Pall  Rivor, 

Hass.  v/a ",  ordered  300  lbs.  of  this,  from  Mr.  White,  but  up  to  thi3 

'writing  ho  h^s  not  supplied  it,:  and  vie  have  had  so  much  difficulty 
'with  bad  material  that  v/o  are 'Sf Said  to  send  anything  that  wo  are 
'not  absolutely  sure  of.  Mn'Edison  is" ifi'. Pall’ River  at  the  pre¬ 
sent  mouiont,  and' has  . telegraphed  for  this  sulphate  of  zinc,  and  you, 

’ would  confer' a  very  great  favor  upon  us  if  you  would  oxpress  it 
"to-day.  Vurthorm'bro,  if  you,  could  send  on  a  couple  of  ounces  of 
"’’marine  gluo  we  should  bo  deeply  indebted.  We  have  ordered  somo 
of  this  to  bo'  expressed  from  Messrs.  Kimer  ft  Amend,  but  inasmuch 
as  et  quantity  •which  thoy 'sdht ?t'o  Iiaw'r.eiico  sometime  ago  proved  to  bo 
usoloss,  v/o  wish  if  possible  to  guard  against  the  samo  mishap  at 
Kail  River.  wo  are  making  arriingomonts  to  have  this  gjuo  propavod’ 
at  the  toatlng  Room. 

-  ■  we  regret  oxcoodiritfly  to  bo  obliged  ’to  troublo  you,'  as 

v/o  roar  you  will  consider  that  wo  aro  imposing  upon  good  nature,'  be 
but 'under  tho  circumstancfos  you  aro  tho  onl  y  porsoi  to  whom  v/o  can 


I 

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/  /  S3  ‘IJ2-3o 

. .  '•  1; 
..V.j,, 

. .  .Decernbor  20th.  3 

appoc^ 

i  holp. us 

out  yf  this  trouble. 

.  . 

Yours  very  truly, ' 

•  \ 

1  '  ' 

Thomas  V  Edison  O’onstn.  Dopt. 

1 


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at.oly  • 


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olknap'.  ISsq.  Soc.  ■  • 

jvdisdri  KlncV  Ill.'  Co.  ■ 

j  _  K’ov/buriJ,  M.  Y. 

,L  '  •  ■ " 

j  'ffa'boc  to  acknowlodj'o  with  thanks. your  lo  ttor  of  .-the 
jit. ,  und  v/iah  you  would  bo  kind  c\nosh  to  notify  us  immodi- 
fio  buildini'  has  its  roof  complotdd. 

!  Vo ry  Truly  Vy ours, 

Thomas  A.  Kdison,  Coristn.  Dop't. 

»»  :  CLspstf'X 


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IV.  s.  jAndroy/a,  Hii,q.  \V  ,  ; 

H.  0.  Box,!  505  [4il  Riy-o'r. 

\ .  Ma'sjs.  ; 

Dour  Sir;-;  '\  '  I 

Ifo'  sbnd  you  hojr^vith  l|luo  pAint,  of  tho  Williamsport 
statiop.  pioaso  udviso  jua  \oC  oiljoc  Lriciil  m  to  rial  us  soon  da 
possibflo?  !  •  !  .  ■  "  ‘ 

I  !  ■  .  j 

|  1  .  |,\  vbry  Trull1.  Yours, 

!  T.h/r.K^'ti  A.  i:|lison,  Cithatn.'  Dop't. 


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>  / 

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■  i\  i  v . 

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n./m  Raichj  Ksq. 

/  j  ;-  i  '  / 

?  He/anlt 


{ •  v/rj’  are  to  duy  in  rhsoipt  of  tl  lot  tor  from  tho  socor- 
tary  of)  thjf?  Nowburg  bo.,  in  which  ho  states  provided  |hoy  hayo 
•favoralllo /weather,  the  walls  will  bo  W,  and  ready  for  the  rbof 
timber^  d|n  eight  days.  We  have  requested  these  gentlemen  to 
advise?  as  soon  as  tho  building  has  itV»  roof  completed. 

I  I  1  ^  Very' Truly '.Yours, 

>W  I  Thomas  A.  Edison,  COnisln.  Dop’ t. 


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Docombor  Hist. 


Lid ssr.4,  Bdrgiaann  4  Co.  *.  ■ 

■  2u2  Avonuo  1),  City, 

\  '  \fo  are  this  mo  mint!  'in  receipt  of  a  lettor  from  Mr. 
Edison  dated  Kail  Hiver,  and  in'  it  ho  asks' us  to  instruct  j'ou  to  bo 
■suro  that  tv/o  lamps  with  'rtird  in  contdr  of  tliom  go  with  qfic'n 
indicator  you\send  out,  also  that  into  iveo't  of  Ilhfo  p^tiiium 
iridium  wire  ro\ al so  with"  each'  indicator  oxtra.  Mr.  Edison  3tatea 
further  that  thr^o  of  the  spirit  l.dvels  on  the  pressure  indicators 
you  sont  to  Mali  Stiver  have  the  babbles  so'  lonp,  that  they  are  ut¬ 
terly  useless,  and 'he  complains  vbry  bitterly  ol‘  your  neglect  in 
not  having  this  v/ork  inspootod  before'- i!t  :goos  out;  ho  ilso  says 
that  one  of  the  now  field  rog'u'lat'drs  tHoro  has  a  wrong,  number  of 
.blocks.  ...  *  f  I' 

Kindly  givo,  those  maito'rs  y*ou\  attention.  : 

•  Tours  truly,  \  ' J  '  ‘  i 

Thohds  A'.-lidigon  Const*!,  bepti  '! 


By 


i\ 


Docombor  21at,  3 


Doar  sir:- 

Wo  have  yuuir -Wttor  off  .the  ,20th.  in si.,  in  refuronco 
■  to.  advising  ypu  about  bhifowonts  of  material,  and  in  futuro  v/ill 
soo'  that  you  aro  promptly- notified  when  any  consignments  aro  mode. 
')/  ‘ "  "Yours  truly, 

Tl^lias  -A,  '  Sdxsun  Coifs' tin.  bDopt,  , 

4l] 


UZ'S  -  ra.-  x  ( 


Doceiaboi*  i21st. 


Utissrs'y  VhUorhouse,  Wintorbothom  f  Harrison,  i 

Vv  l,  Mow  tiourt,  Oaro'y  St  root, 

Lincolns  Inn,  W.  Ci. 

\  1  London,  -  Iinpiand, 

Hoar  Sirs:-.  , 

\  havo  your  loiter  of  tho  4th.  inst.,  togot'hpfr  with 
MM  opWintinE  »••»»».  »»»  tfUJt^lowrt 

UWMMi  Richard  K*.  *tmw  w  IV*""™ 

T  have  sipnod  ahmo,  had  it  duly  attootod  by  u  hut  ary, 
and  .it  hail  attochod  to  it  tf'nMHwt  of  Enfliah  Oon=ul 

and  retold,  tho  nano  by  this  mall,  undor  ooparato  cover. 
- r  ■"  Yours' Very' trill y,  ' 


J 


1 2, S3  -  (i-  JUf- 


Uooembor  34th.ltlU3. 

Gustav  Koldan,  Hsq,  Supt, 

1*04  .Ooorck  Stroot,  fiity. 

Dear  Sir;'- 

In  reply  to  your  Tot tor  of  tho  aiot.  inst.  I  bop  to 
say  that  it  is  ray  opinion  that  you  had  bettor  rot  a  blower. 

I  lav 'you  not  got  ono  at  tho  Works  which  will  answer?  v/o  use'  a 
Wowoxr  at  the  Pearl  Street  station.  . 

X  return  'horowi't;^j^^^^^^^+(t;or' t(t,  yo,u 
Yours  trul.y, 

Tho  Kdiop'h  tlachino  Korlro, 

■  ■  :  '  £7 


Enclosure, 01 


IB  2  3-  |  "2.  '  2.  <-f 


'Oocomber  J44th«lbB3. 

.Mo bars.  Macphbrson,  Willard  fl  Co. 

Burdentown,  N.  J. 

Hoar  Kirs:- 

Wo  have  a  letter  from  our  Supoiuntendent,  Mr.  Soldan, 
in  which  he  complains  of  the  very  slow  manner  in  which  you  deli¬ 
ver  castings  to  the,  Machine  Sort*;  Could  you  not  arrange  to  del- 
•  ivor  these  more  promptly,  as -W<e  non-receipt  of  them  holds  back 
our  central  station  work, 'and  imposes  upon  us  the  necessity  of 
'  oarr/iin!  «  lot  or  B„ud»  whi cl.  w*  e4*»  othmwiao  ais|*,«o  »f. 

Yours't  ruly, 


The  iidason  Maahxno  Works, 


1883-  (2-  x 


December  24th. 

Prank  B.  Hao,  Rsq.  - 

.  .  care  Commercial  Telegram  Co, 

1U  Broadf/uy,  city,- 


Dear  Sir;- 

*»  have  your  loiter  of  tho  lutn'.  inst.  confirming  your 
iiaeoj.tunco  of  our  offer  of  soVontoon  emits  a  pound  for  l,uOO  lbii. 
of  copper  Y/iro,  //hick  please  bo  kind  enough  to  ship  to  Thomas  A. 
Edison,  2U2  Avenub  B,  City. 

’Va  v/ill  pay  you  ton  cents  per  pound  for  couplings. 
I'lbaso  adviso  us  if  you  accbj:  t 'fcliis.  '  '  • 

V bur's  trill  yj  ’ 

Thomas  -\.  Udison  Coiistn.  Dopt. 

fc  0  X  - 


122-i-  v 

i  ' 

Docombor  34  th.  3 

W.  'tV  Rich,- Esq.  ’ , 

Wbll.ofcnto,'  Henna, 
pear  Sir:-  * 

We  sond-you  to-night  under  separate  cover  bluo  prints  of 
Mt. Carnal,  Wo 11 of on to  -and  Hazleton,  which  aro  to. bo  usod  by  the 
v/iromon  who  have  charge  of  the  erection  of  the  pole  linos. 

All  information  nocossary  for,  these  parties  to  have  will  bo  found 
atpachod  to  the  charts, 

yours"  truly, 

•  Thomas  A.  Edison  Constn.  Dept. 


Decembor  i!4th.  _ 


”  .  II.  Rofinpar,  l?sq.  Brest.  . 

Amorican  District  Tolograpki  Co. 

Mow  Orleans,  ■  J  a. 

Doar  Sir:-  .•  r 

Jn  rcpard  tu  the  map  of  Nov/  Orleans,  •you-undor 

soparato  covor  this  dato,  in  addition  to  supplying  us  with  the 
information  in  accordance  with  the  nttachod  form,  will  you  kindly 
oxanino  the  course  of  our  propoood  stroot  installation  and  lot  us 
know  if  thorn. aro  any  alterations  it)  snno  v/hich,  in  your  opinion, 
it  would  l>o  dooirablo  to  nial.o,  and  vory  much  oblipo, 

Very  truly;  yours, • 

'  Thomas  A.',  Rtlisori  Constfi^lept.  .  r-„- 

“V  Ct 


'  Docembor  34th.  3 

‘Oodr'go  D. . Boryomln,  Esq,  ’  ■ 

Dixon,  Ills.  -  •  ;  , 

boar  Sir;- 

1  have  your  let  tar  of  the  lith.  inst,  in  reference  'to 
utilising  electricity  for  v/ood  gutting,  and  in  reply  I  beg  to 
say  that  this  experiments  has  several' times  boon  tried,  but  the 
idea  fias  boon'  abandoned,  as  the  carbon  of  thev.wood  rots  tho  pla- 
tina. 


tfery  truly  yours, 


/  <r<T3-  JA^  + 


Docoinbor  44  th.  -.1 

(•aorfio  li.  iillss,  Hsq, 

Chicago,  Ills. 

Dear  Kir;-  1 


Wo.  have  your  3ottor  of’tho  lwth.'  inst. 
an  ampore  indicator,  and  consider  it  advisable  f^i 
Moscra.  riorRoann  *  Co.  male  Uim,  and 'you  should 
3 o ridy afitf  ■  g r adu at o.  it  from  aoro'to  ’^s'raijoros.  ' 

.  fours  truly, 

.  ^  e 

■  t  ■■■■■ 


in  roi’oronci 
r  you  to  use 
>rdor  one  to 


a  to 


shov/ 


Henry  C.  ^oyCortiick,  ^E^q.  Prast.'  ■ ’  '  '  .  . :  '  '  A 

•  /  Williamsport,  Ponnn.  .  \ 

ijoar  Sir:-' 

■  /  vio  have  -your  letter  of  the  10th,  Inst,  in  ••roforanco 
to  dur  nap  submitted  to  you  by  Dr.  T.  C.  UoWilor  huvinn  boon 
accepted  as  the'^xhibit  “A"  referred  to  in  the  contract  between 
up,  and  v/e  bqft  iiorev/ith  to  confirm  our  approval  oft  sumo. 

■j  ■  Vho'hiap  as  yotl  state  shows  the  linos  ns  running  oust- 

wardly  Penh  Street,  northwardly  to  Fifth  Street,  v/estwurdly' . 
jtfr  the 'Alloy  be^we^n  Orace;  and  Edwin  Streets  and  parallel  to 
■OainpboAl  and  Walnut  Stroots,  and  southwardly  alone  To r'st  alloy 
Vwi'tl/'of  Haricot  Square  from  William- Street  to  Academy  Street: 

■ ;/'  i  -‘•■In  relation  to  this  contract,  v/e  are  still  wait inR  1 
to  jj,ecoive'fTom;y.ou  the  first  payment  of  twenty  five  per  cent' 
of  ti|io  amount' of  tho' same,  and.  which  first  payment  is.  810, 300. 44; 
We  huvo  all  our  orders  |or  raatoriul  roady  to  sond  out,  but 
until  wo  rocoivo  tho  above  omittance  fronyou  wo  wild  bo  unable 
to  do  onjl^hinc  in  roafird  to  forv/ardinc  tho  nocensury  mutoi£ul  to 
commence  woQk,  inasmuch  as' we  have  to  pay  a  certain  percentaRo  on ..... 
*the  creator  part  of  our  orders  atttho  time  they  are  submitted 


r“for  'oxocution. 


JS'S3~  /x  - 
s , 

December  24th.  3 

'  j\  ;  ■  . 

'  V,  li.  Dv/oTlcy,  *Jr..  Keq.  Trees.'  '  • ’.  V;; 

Poll'  Rivor,  Mass. 

Dour  Sir:- 

I  an  dors  tail  <l  that,' tho  onpinaer  aliowud  tho  wrist  pin 
61’  tho  online  to  pot  hot  and  you  had  to  shut  down.  This  is  puro 
carolossncss,  no  matter  what  the.  enpinoov  says. 


Vours  truly, 


.  /  P’(P3-/a_5zi,'^' 

( 

December  .l-ith.  3  ;  ■> 

H.  u.  Doubloday,  Esq.  ■  :  ;  ..  . 

I  .  0,  fiox 

Kail  Rivor,  Russ. 

'  Door  .Slr!- 

Cw  you  toll  us  how  soon  Kitch  will.  hi.  throunfv  with  tho 
wort  ho  ia  at  Kail  Rivor9  As  Soon  as  ho  is  proporod  to  lone 

1  onvo  thoro,  v/a  should  Hl:o  him  to  conn  to  come  to  Mow  York,  ns 
wo  dosiro  to  sooura  his  services' in  connection  with  othor  instal¬ 
lations,^  - 

Vory  truly  'yours, 

Thomas  A.  Edison  cbnstn.  Dopt. 


3-t  ft-  2.^ 


fiocombor  24tlu 


A,  Stuart,,  Roq.  Sooty. 

Cincinnati,  Ohio. 

Dear  Sir:- 

v/o  havo  your  ]  of, tor  of  tho  iiOth, 


.. ,  and  await  tho 


docifiion  of  t.ho  tiquti  jr.eupj  n.  in  raforonco  to  tho  chance  of  tho 
polo. lines  at.  that  place. 

•'  Y/o  havo  received  a  communication  from  Mr.  Shaw  in  regard 
'to  brick  buildings  for  future  estimates',  and  will  comply  with  your 
wishes. 


Yours  truly, 

Thomas  A.  Edison  Constn,  Uopt, 

«  zf, 


William  Schv/enl:,  Esq.  Pros t, 

Mt.Sarmol,  I'onna. 

i)oar  Sir:- 


Docornbor 


Upon  receipt  of  your  letter  of  the  luth.  inst...  wo  wrote 
to  Messrs.  liorgnann. A  cd.to  harry  forward  your  tutorial,  and 
they  ropliod  to  us  that  they  Would1  uao  the  utmost  despatch. 

In  regard  to  a  wiring  export,  our  man  will-  bo  there  in. 
the  course  of  a  v/eok  o r  two. 

'fours  truly,  - 


Thomas  A.  Edison  Uonstn.  Dept. 

w  7 


I  2>  2  5  -  10.-  2 ic, 


Docombor  Jl&th.  U 


l!..  li.  lord,  Ksq.  Trouu.  . 

I  av/roncoj  bass. 

Hoar  Sir:- 

Wq  have  your  letter  of'  the 'iiiindj  inst.,  and  in  reply 
bog-  to  say  that-  tho  othorc“S*'  in  a  chine  was  shipp od  to  you  on  the  - 
"  3 6th.  inst..,  and  wo  wired'  you  to  that  effect. 

Tn  regard  to  the  belts  you  are  using  in  I-awronito,  we 
wd||ih  call  you  attention  '  to  the  fact.  that"  we  are  using  10*  belts 
in; ’thd  saino  connection  at/' 'other  places  and  they  are  giving  par— 

•  foot  satisfaction.  Wo  lthe'refdi*o'  sod  iio  reason  why  they  should  not 
p rov'd'  satisfactory  at  1'awi‘eri'cb; 

On  the  15th;  inij'tS.  'jfou  askod  us  "  to  supply  you  with  two 

'  V/oro  *  shipped’ ob'  tho  22nd.,  for  v/hich  wo 


moro  “II*  dynamos,  and  tho'y  \ 


yW  al  i 


!b  askod  us  for  another  l«t  a  : 


13 


.  ont-loso  bills  of  lading 
engine, and  this  will  bo  {forwblrdod  oithor  to-morrow  or  tho  nbx't  day, 
also  the  bodp)  ato  and  washers) 

Wo  instructed'  Mossr0>  iJorgmanh  «  Co.  to  sond  you  ootnd 
J'oil  tho  now  indicators  bn  tl^o*  ijith.  of  tho  prosont  month,  which  was 
tho  oarl lost  dato  v/o  coul  d’ issj/o  such  an  ordor,  on  account  of  tho 
afpllancos  not  having  booa  comp] u tod  until  a  fow  duya  prior  to 
same.  v/o  regret  .that  v/o'havo\not  sufficient  control  over  Messrs. 

;  1 1>  iniftirc 


Uorcmann  II  Co’s  affairs 


(tiro  mofb  prompt  delivery  of  ordors 


f  ?*&•  W;=3'  6 

Nqw  York,  Docombor  20th.  lfclU3. 

05 .  Kifth  Avenue, 


Samuel  Insull,  Jn,  Esq, 

21  Burton  Oroscont,  !  ^ 

J-ondon,  V/.  C. 

My  hear  Insull:-  \ 

¥ la  have-  boon  dail^Aoxpoctinp  t 


\rcngJ  a: 

<l\ 


Icatibri  J'r 


.utograph  'eomiriun- 

i  you,  but-  tip  to  the  pro|Ant  tinftt  the  only  tiling  which 
hci3  come  to  hand  is  a  eablogrwii,'  '.frl)ri Which  'we  have  ascertained 
that  you  are  sojourning  in  I’ai’is,'  “.  A 

Tn  relation,  to  th‘o.1  e’tt’br ' 'j^'i\h  you  wrote  noinp  down  th 
'  Bay  for  Major  Eaton,  I  enclose  horov/ 

:  'reedivod  from  him  in  reply  to  the  on'. 

'‘no thing  v/hat’over  in  the  mattor  and  ai^ 

The  Kail  River  station 


ih  ^opy  < 

lyou\\=oh' 


communication  we 
i.  V/e  havo  dono 
il  holding'  it  until  you  return, 
jsjtartoduvo] 


\\vory  successfully" oh 


jv^l'i  be  roady  <Jn  the  Is' 

■  ■.  ' 

In  iny  last  letter  I  told  you  th\vt  the  Y/illiams$art  < 


the  loth,  irist.,  and  has  boon"  runnlripj 'j'ory  si^othly  ovor  since! 
Andrbv/s  arid  Coriarit  won't ‘Vo. '4'if  fin  1 

.  :  1 

work  thore  on  the  insido  of  tfio  stati^: 

bo  wirodj'  arid. 'Rolleforito  and  llarilotori 
January.  j  . 


A-'rkght 


to  commorico 


‘".'tract'  had  boon  elqsod,  but  that,  tho  street^  installation  v/!^\ii'ntidr 
consider ation.  That  Company  have  agreed  Ao  accept  our  miipAirh^' 

accordance  with  t.ho  now  canvass  arid  last  uoVormiriationj '  jlhis  \ 
determination  is  a.  much  cheaper  one  than /the  old  one,  notw^.thstand-\, 
irig  tho  - fact' that  v/e  included"  about  2,  Ob/l:  f  oot  more  mains.  1 


a.  •  •  /  rt2'/a  ofe 

•Tho  above. Company  have  not  yet  paid  the  first .instalment  on  accoun 
of  thoir  contract,  but  I  am  to-night  in  receipt  of  a  toJopram  from 
thorn  m  which  they  state  that  tho  money  has  not  all  been  paid  in, 
but  that  thoy  will  sond  a  'chock'  to-morrow  or  Friday  for  a  portion 
of  it. 

In- rorard  to  finances,  possibly  a  history  of  tho  way  1 
.  had  to  "shin"  through  on  Saturday.'!  ast  will  interest  you. 

When  Mr.  Kdison  loft  hero  on  Tuesday  ho  promised  mo  ho  would  bo 
'"■'back'  Friday  night.'  T  have  tried  to  .'impress  him  as  much  as  pbssi- 
bl  ,/ith  the  necessity  of  being  ftoro  to  sign  payroll-  chocks,  ' anti 
ho  sobmai  to"  take  it  al!  in.  I  got  three  checks  from  him  on  the 
Co  mania  payable  to  my  ordor,  and  fooling  confident  that  ho  would 
return  I  disposod  of  two  of  them,',  in  fact  I  had  to  dispose  of  those 
'as  tho  payments  wore  nccoss'ary,  ond  oh  account  of  tho  Machine  ' 
Works  and  tho  othor  for  kruosi,'. who  is  frightful !y  hard  up. 

Saturday  morning  just  about  when  l  was  expecting  Mr.  Edison  to 
arrive  and  opening  icy  mail  you  can  imagine  my  horror  upon  receiving 
a  noto  from  him  datod  Kail  River  saying  that’’ the  snap  was  booming, 
that  },o  was  going  up  to  Haverhill  to  try  and  close  that  up  and 
"would  not  i>o  back  until.  SuHaijr.  ’  .l  'haa  about  $8,400.  In  tho 
Romania  I  only  had  S2,6bo.%  "i‘.'had"a  check  for  SI, 500.  for  tho  ‘ 
Machine  y/orks  which  it  could’  nbi'VdVposiV,' ‘"as  Ivhave  no  power  in' 
that  connection  with  those' Works;  hnd  in  tho  Hank  of  the  Metropo¬ 
lis  I  had  about  SI, 000.  1  stood  tho  shock  with  Christian'  i-orti- 

tudo  and  bravely  wont  for  the  moil  again,  whoro  \  came  across  a 
chock  for  81,000.  cent  roost  ur.oxpoctodly  by  ticrrieor.  in  part  p^y- ' 
non't  of  tho  brockton  extras.  This  chock  was  for  Thomas  A.  Edison, 


UlS-U  -Ji 


"Sunbury,  and -wanted  us  to  cloao  d.contract  with"  than  without  hav¬ 
ing  a  canvass  mado,  and  in  fact' without  9 vor  having  boforo  soon  a  . 
roprosontativo  of  tho  F.dison  Electric'  light  Company.  The  samo 
'thing1  is  reported  from  Circlbviil'o,  whore  the'  pooplo  say  that  tfi'by 
"  cannot  wait  for  a  canvass  to  be  made  and  want  us  to  go  ahoad  and 
'""p lit ’the  light  in  without  it.  You  soo  that” tho  “ snap*  is' going' to  . 
“boom*  tromondously  noxt  yoari  1 

t!r.  Edison  has  gone  up’ a  poiint  and  reachod  my  figures,  and 
is  now  firmly  of  tlio  opinion  that;;  wo' W 11  bo  S?, 000,000.  worth  of 
work  during  ltsWd.  \ 

STATIONS.  Tiffin  static  n  \is  roady  for  tho  wiromon 
r«  to  work  on  tho  inside,  and’  Andre  v/s'wil  1  havo  'hi3  men  there  in 
a  'tow.  days.  '  The  pole  linos  are  a;  1  completed,  and  lliblor  goes  • 
"])oll  bfont.o  to  put  up  tho  linos' th' jib  inimodiatoly.  •  Tho  Mt.Carmol 
'"building  is  completed,  and  tho  mafcjhinory  is  being' sot.  '  B&llo5 
fonto  is  in  tho  samo  condition  tho  Kazldton  building  hod  tho 


roof  complotod  to-night.  "'Rich 
work  at  Mt.Carmol,  and  wo  will 
Tho  Middiot'owh  building  is' 
romombor,  "no  doubt,  that  thb*'oy 
'tho  'e'stimato  Veto  8a, 210.,  and  7th el 
be  "ef'f  rhino  'structure.  V/hon  piclj 

''di's'cussod  tho'  point  with  hiin,j 


's’  got'  a  good  man  for  polo  lino 
bo  dolayod  in  this  matter  nt  all 
courso  of  oroction.  You  will 
\nt  alloVort  for  this  building  in 
c3timato‘  Stated  that  it  was  to 
^Was  .herd', "ron  Sunday  last,  i  ~ 
ido'cidod  that  on'ac count  ’ of  brick 


boing'-so  choap  at  Middletown/  'i't/j'wbiild  creat'd '  a  much  bettor  im¬ 
pression  'if  'wo  word  to' ofoc't|rta‘^uijw'in'g  of  this  material,  and  I 


gavo  Rich  Instructions  to  this  oml.‘ 


/ns 


I  had  a  lottor  from  .Shaw  askinu  us  to  put  up  a  brick 
. 'building,  at  piqua.  Tho  amount  allowed  in  the  ostiwato  for  this 
"building  v/a 9  only  11, '<50.,  and'ifwas  to  bo  tho  same  aixo  as  the 
‘  Middlotown  building.  1  wirod’ &fiM/'  that  v/o  would  croct  a  brick 
building  ut  Middletown,  .and  that  wo  would  put  up' is  brick  building 
at  Piqua  for  Sa,alO.,  tho  saino'  p^ice' as"  the  former.  To-night  I 
have  a  toTograri  from  him  afecop"tangTtKd'''figur'osi''ahd  I  .havo  wired 
Rich  accordingly.  The  fopndaTions;  of!  this"  building  are  boing 
"jSut'  lii  "at  "the"  present'  time,  and". Rich  says' Wdf'tWr'e  is  a  good  ' 
.margin  on  those  figuros.  ’  . .  ‘ '  - 


>  Major  Eaton  sont  up  u  Totter'  from  Mn  Btiffingor  of  New 
.Orleans,  and  tho  prospects  of  eVoHng  this*  contract  aro  oxcollent. 
They  hav.o,  ovor  half  •  tho  capitaT  stock  subscribed  at  .the  present 
-timo,  arief  th'o  affair  .is .’'aTiiios fe'.,.as"'efobd  as' "settled. 

St.Iouis,  from 'Hrev/Sit‘o'r»'s  report  which  tho  Major  sont  up 
to-day,  ( look's  a'littlo  “bluo°  'ag n,  but'  this  //ill  ovontually 
go  through. 


In  regard  to  tho  nan hii ry  installation,  you  v/lii  recollect 
that  thi3  was  ono  of  tho  estimates  v/hich  v/o  mado  boforo  wo  dis¬ 
covered  that  wo  wore  about  five  per  cent  out  on  our  general  ex¬ 
penses.  The  day  aftor  you  3 «tf'C T  asked  Mr.  Edison  if  it  would 
not  be  a  good  idea  id  give' Harris  $  Robinson  six  days  to  close 


out  that  business,  and  if  they  failed  to  do  it  m  that  time  the 
ostimato  was  to  bocuiac  void,  cud"  ufreehTono  substituted. 


iVilp  approved  of  tho  suggestion^ 'a'nd  ^-morrow  tho  Danbury  estimate 
piyos  up  .  the  cheat.  -  Thoy;  had; .  a^mo/ting  iri; Danbury  last  night. 


the  result  of  which, in-  connection  vj 
maid,'  'has'  "riot  yet.  been  ebimriurii catcicji 
anticipate  tho  acceptance  of  it. 
action,.' asV  in  iny 'opinion,  wo  havo 
'enough' and  arc  txkixx  justified  in 
'"•protoct  ou'rselvos  in  the  future. 

urn  we  will  the'  plants  nor  under 


th  tho  acceptance  of  our  esti'-r  - 
to  thiri  ofifice,  but  I  .do  not 
hope  you 'will  endorse  this' 
icon  v/oriiirig  for.  love  long 
[taking  the  proper  moans  ’to 


'  '  'before  you  return 

way  running,"  1  thinfc,  without  ahyoxj 

Everything  has  gone  along  wilthout  a  hitch  since  your 
departure,  I  r 

.  Tho  shorthand  man  you  bri{(‘at|oa\ has'  turned  out  to  bo  of 
no  use,  and  I  havo  arranged' to  get’  aj/cl't Indian.  I  will  havo  him. 

properly  broken  in  bofore  you  come  t4tck. .  \^Ko 
same!  figuro  as  tho  man  who  ioavos  £s\ g  o  tti iVp . 

'/I  cannot  at  the  mombri 


bxjclptibri. 

wythoui 
Hod' ho: 


;  to'  come  at  tho 


of  ‘  ar^  othor  points  of  - 
ivory  f  ow  days,  .  and 


•interest,  but  1  will'  write  you "ri®ui 
.  koop  you  thoroughly ’  pbst9d^as’  't|y -what  ^^goiriB’\n.  . 

Kruosi  cajno  to  mo  thcjlothor  d'ay\  and  took  mo  into  a 
corner  very’ confidentially;  "xj  noticed  tH^g  there  Vera  tears  in 
'his  oyos  arid  that  ho  vms ^  vbry‘Jixlu,ch'’at(itatei|,  \and  ho  aWkod  mo  if  I 
“had  over'  b'oVn  connected  With  ariy  machine  woi-ks\  and  upita  informing 


'  him  t'Kaf  T  had',  ho'  'wanted  to  kp 
dsaii  available  asset 1  Jill H  ■ 


if  pattern: 


is/wWo  roeard’&d'jtK 

!■  "  •  \  ■ 

•  -  '  \ 


'I  . 

/  ' ; 0  _  • 

Trusting  that  you  muy  bavo  a  very  Horry  Christmas  ami 

tj  .  • .  .  •  .  :  . 

Uajpy  How  Yoar,  which  ia  stereotyped,  but  none  tho  loss  sincerely, 
and  also  conveying  tho  sane  v/ioh  from  our  friend  Hr.  Oilmoro,  who 
sinca  you  loft  has  “kicked*  like  a  r.-.ulc  attainet  working  on  Sunday, 

boliovo  mb  to  bo,  . ' .  ;  ’ 

.  '  Very' truly  yours,"  .  . 


,  .  '  ]/ 

I  )s.  'Saauol  insull, Jn'j  Esq.  A$. 

p.  v  V  •  21  Burton  Cresebnt j 

Y .  ’  .J.onclon',  W.  C1;  fangland. 

v-..; . •  A- 

/-  i 


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/ffZ-IA  -Ji(o  , 


December  20  th.  ,  3 

:  Sponsor  Uordon,  •  Esq. 

I'.  0.  box  3311, 

■*  1  boston,  Mass? 

Doar  Sir:-  . 

I  havo  your  letter  of  tho  34th. . inst.  in  regard  to 
Mr.  Bancroft,  and  in  reply  bog  to  say  that  ihavo  written  to  that 
gentleman  complimenting  him  on  the  able  manner  in  <rhich  ho  per¬ 
formed  his  vrork  at  North  Adams.  ■ ■ 

Very  truly  yours, 

::r:~  :j 


a  6 


-i  -  '  Docombor  -20  th.  3 

Messrs,  Alden  H  Sterne, 

2  V,'cst  14th,  Street,  City. 

Doar  »irs;- 

In  reply  to  your  communication  of  tho  20th,  inst.  I 
"bof-:  to  say  that  wo  hail  to  find  the  lots  to  get  up  our  specif ica- 
"tiono’.'  The  Company  cannot  do Vunythirig.  until  tho  specifications  . 
and  plans  are  ready,  and  this  Will  tale  about  tv/o  months. 

Very  truly  yours, 

^  ' 

:: .  J 


IS  S3'  a -Jl  -*);(> 


Do comb or  20th. 


W.  S.  Andgows,  Esq. 

Tiffin,  Ohio. 

Do  sir  Sir:- 

Wo  aro  in  receipt  of  a  loiter  from  W.  Rich'  in  which  ho 
•says  that  the  Ht.Carwol  station  is  .ready  for  wiring,  and  that . " 
liazioton  and  Bell  of  onto  will  be  in  condition  for  your  menon'tTio'' 
1st. . January. 

You  will  huvo  to  make  soi/te  pretty  lively  moves  to  take 
1  thoso  all  in  o.n  time. 


fours  truly, 

Thomas  S'J ’Edison?  06ns tn.  ’Dept'. 


December  20th. 


J.  I'.  Putin,  Esq,  V.  P. 

Tiffin,  Ohio. 

DoareSirt- 

Y/o  roforrod  yoiir  lbttorVof  Novombor  30th.,  in  regard'  to 
the  paragon  cable,  to  Mr.  V/alkor,  and  wo  liavo  informed  him  that  v/her 
wherever  parties  are  vtilling’ 'iotiiko  the  risk  as  regards  the  wire, 
being  approved  by  (ho.  Underwriters  it-  is  all  right  to  supply  them 
with  it.  .Tho  advantages  afforded'  by  the  use  of  this  cable  make 
it  a  much  more  desirable' article  than  any  othoV  wire/ in  practice" 

"  at  tho  present  time. 


Very  truly  yours, 
Thomas  A,  Edison  Constri.'  Dept^' 

By  /J?  /n  /O  VP 


■}r/ 


/rt.3-  ia-ab  I 


Decombor  2<3th,  3 

W,  I.:,.  Garrison,  Ksq,  Troas.  ... 

I*.  C.  Cox  3027, 

boston,  Mass. 

boar  Sir:- 

In  rogard  to  a  conmiuuicution  which  v/o  received  from 
you  somo  timo  upo  in  relation- to  a  Cromwel 1  Fieat  Controller,  wo 
"referred  the  matter  to  our  Su per i ci t end o n t,  Mr.  Rich,  and  in  reply 
'“he  states  that  tho  day  before"  ho'  loft  Fall  Hiv or  ho  rocoivod  a  lot- 
~'t dr  from  tlid  Cromwell  •  bros.  about,  the  treat  controllor  at  brock- 
‘  'ton/ 'sayinf!  they  wore  roady  to  toko  it  out  if  it  was  not  satis-"'"" 
'"‘factory,  and  if  it  was  satisfactory  they  desired  to  bo  paid  for" it. 
'"’Mh  Rich'  im'mediutoly  wired  Mr.  dohks  ashing  him  if  tho  heat  eontrSl- 
ler  had  booh'  tested,  according  to  the  dgrooniorit  mado  with  tho 
Cromwell  Hros. ,  which  ar.roomont’  v/as  to  havo  tho  coal  carefully 
woirhod  and  thoy  to  fi— o  tho,I«iifcp>-  ono  wook  ana  our  cnfjanoer  to 
nro  it  tilO  next  wook,  thoy. to  firo  it  tho  third  -wook  and  our 
onpinonr  the  fourth  week:  Thon  tho  fipuro3  v/ero  to  bo  submitted 
to  uO  •&nJd,‘!  if  it.  appeared  that  fchby  had  savod  five  per  cent  dvor 
‘’  "tho  Old  stylo  oi" damper,  wo  wo ro  to  tako  tho  controllor  and  jVay  ''' 
'tho  amount,  otherwise  they  wbj-b  tC  remove  1 1  at  once  and  jut  the 
"brick  work  in  as  pood  condition* as  i t  was  prior  to  tho  introduc¬ 
tion  of  tho  heat  apparatus.'  '■ 


T.A  • 


December  20th. 


D.  H. 'Burrell,  Esq. 

'  ■  ;l  .  ■  ■  '  . "  '•'••'  •"•■■■  .  "  • 

Bails,  n.  y; . 

Hoar  Sir:-|. 

'  .  I  have  your  letter  Of  the  21st.  inst.  in  regard 'to', 
separating:  croam  from  milk;  and  in  reply  bog' to  3ay  that  I  havo 
not  forgotten  tho  matter,  and  just  as  soon  as  1  got  my  electric  i 
"'light  affairs  in  shape  1  am  going  to  work  up  several  industrial'' 
“’enterprises,  o)J  v/hich  this  will i“bV  one. 


VbrV‘  i filly  yours,  • 


I  2*2, 3  '  I  Z  -  X<p 


bocombor  kiUth.lUjM,- 

.  :  Custav..^!oj''Han,  Baq-,  Supt. 

"*••304  Goorek  Street,  City, 
boar  Sir;- 

Wo  oncloso  horowitH  ‘dZottor  from  Hr.  Dwolloy  in  rofer- 
•  oneo  to  tho  Flint  Will  installation. 

Ploaso  have  the  switch  hoard  lind  bolts  ho  speaks' ol‘  sont 
”  forward  immodiatoly,  toitethor  v/i t)V  iwo'.raord  tracks  of  uniform  sisso 
‘ to  corrosj ond  with  those  of  tho  othor  “H"  Machines.  This  ihs'tal- 
"’Iiitibn  is  an  important  one,  as  v/o  oxpoct  moro  orders,  provitlirif!  i't 
'is  satisfactory,  and  v/e  :^ihh  you  to  pay  particular  attention  .'to 
tho  statomont3  and  roijuosts  n.idn  by  Mr.  I)v/olloy  in  this  lottor. 
fours  truly, 

ThOmSdi  4bniUfaoban_Q.  v/o  rk  s , 

!,y 

.  '  7 


'■  Enclosuro, 


I  % -  I  X- 2  6 

■  December  kJOth,  3 


R,-  HORors,  Socty.  Pro  Tom, 

Thn  RUison-Oower-Bol  1  Telephone.  Oo.  of  Europe,  ltd. 
34  v'a]  brook  St  root, 

london!  E.  C.  England. 


’Door  Sir:- 

J  have  your  lottor  of  tho  7th.  inst, ,  and  in  reply  bop 
to  say  that  T  hovo  .sont  you  this" clay  by  registered  mail  my  Ttalian 
Telephone  I’atont  Mo. 9701,  prant'od  February  Oth,  lb7b. 

’ PI ooso  ac). nov/1  sdRO  rebbipt.and'  'obTigo, 

Very  truly  yours, 


December  20th.  3 


•Ooorgo  V/.  Wilber,  Esq. 

Po'ot  ftfflM, 

MoXville,  •  .Tuan. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Wo  have  your  3 otter  of  the  23rd.  inut. ,  and  in  regard 
•to  the  width  of  buildings  we  beg“to  aiiy  tiiat'tlib  rod  figures  -in 
tho  wodol  canvass  snoot  sent  you  represented  tho  distanco  botv/oon 
isolated  buildings. 

In  relation  to  trees,  ploaso  give  tho  .numbor  on  oach 
block  face,  and  if  evenly  distributed,  say  ao'j'  and  if  not  bv'onl'y 
districutod,  moroly  mention  th'o'  fact  without  giving  tho  distanco 
Qxcjls  , j  ■  ■  .  ■  •  •  . 

botv/oon  oach  -£■»».  1,0.1),  moan3  '“Pi rat  Class  Dwolling.* 

After  yoursond  in  your  'first  canvass  in  accordnnco  with 
tho  now  process,  wo  v/ill  bo  able  to  toil  oXactly  upon  v/hat  pointb 
you  aro  doficiont,  and  you  wiiT  bo  immediately  advisod  as  to  whore 
corrections  shou3ri  bo  raado. 

Wo  note  your  remarks  in  regard  to  tho  difficulty  you' 
h'avo  in  obtaining  money  by  check,  and  in  l'uturo  v/o  will  oithoV' 
'send  it  by  postal  order  or  will  tolopraph  it  to  you,  waiving  iden¬ 
tification,  which  v/ill  obviato  all  difficulties.  <£»ch  timo  you 


y  oaso  wire  us  at  once  your 


hotol  address.  Whon  you 


in  Mobile 
the  statement 


a 

, 'wo  hail  t wo  or  throe  telegrams  roturned  to  us  vfith 
that  ueorgo  v/.  v/ilbo'r  was  unknown  in  that  city. 
Yours  truly,  - 

Thomas  A.' ’’lirliVoo  Oohiitii.  Hopt. 


I  833-1  a  -  Z£ 


'  Docembor  20  th,  3 

11  Y/ard  Ji'oonaril,  Esq. 

lay/roneo,  Mass. 

Hoar  Sir:- 

In  roply  to  your  lot  tot*  of  the  loth,  irist.,  v/ho-oin  you 
“rororred  to  printod  answors  to  questions  on  motors.  #c,,-  Mr. ‘Edison 
’states  that  ho  save'  you  a -copy  himself  before’ the  six  copies  v/oro 
'sent  to  Brockton.  Mr.  Edison  states  That-  he  loft  Brockton  boforo 
“'those  latter  copies  arrived,  .  and  that  ho' certainly  gave  you  ono 
'■'arid  told  you  to  mart,  your  nemo  in  it.  Wo  .wish  you  would  mail'd’  a 
“‘*thbVough’  search  for  this,  lasswr,'  as  it  is  very  desirable  that'Tt 
should  not  fall  into  other  hands  than  those  of  our  electrical  "’ 
■employees.  '  • 

Yours  truly, 

Thomas  A.  Edison  Constn,  r>ppt. 


uts- 


O'jcumbor  3i>th.  ,  3 

V/.  .I>.  Garrison,.  I5sq,  Treas.  • 
r  P.  0.  llox  WJ37, 

.  Hoston,  Mass.  . 

‘'near  Sir;-  •  • 

'  Wo  boy  to  acknov/D  ad(?o  wit h  thank's  rocoijrt  of  your  lo.ttbr. 
of  the  31st.  inst.  enclosing  olVb'cV  for  Kl,000.  on  account. 

Wo  communicated  vn.th.  Wr.  .ionl-s  to-day  in  regard  to  thb 
change  you  desire  made  at  HrbcK'toVi,  specifying  the  matorial  wo 
"proposo  to  supply  you  with,’  Wn’-Jenks  will  no  doubt  communicate 
"with  you  on  the  subject. ‘ 

Vory  tvaly  yours, 

Thomas  A,  Srfison  Gonstn.  Dept. 


I,  'Valkov,  Boq, 

'  Tiffin,  Ohio. 

hoar  Kir;  - 

Wo  havo  your  lot  tor  of  tho  21st.  inst.,  and  in  regard  to 
'"tii o'  shipment  of  material  in  connection  with  tho  wiring  of  buildings 
Tf  you  intended  Messrs.  Maxtor  '*  brown  to  pay  for  the  material 
which* "was  shipped  to  Tiffin,  you  should  havo  instructed  thorn  to 
send  us  on  order.  .  Wo  have  no  doubt-  that  it  would  havo  boon  all 
right  to  ship  tho  mitor  on  your  ordor,  but  v/o  much  profor  to  havo 
writ  to::  authority  from  the  parties  •/ho  hove  to  boar  tho  oxp-onao  of 
tho  matorial,  which  avoids  any  discussion  that  ought  tako  placo  as 
to  who  is  roaponoiblo  for  ordering  it. 

’  Wo  are  very  anxious  that  you  should  loave  Tiffin  as  soon 

*  as  possible,  but  on  the  other,  hand  do  not  desire  you  to  go  to  any' 

otho'r  point  until  you  consider  Messrs.  Maxtor  ft  Mrov/n  thoroughly' 

'competent-  to  take  full  charge”  olf  the  Tiffin 'work. 

In  regard  to  the  now  cable,  where  parties  are  willing  to 

tako  the  risk  as  regards  'insurance  it  is  all  right  to  supply  them 

•'y/ith  it.,.  '  '  'v\' . 

,  -  .  Yours-  truly, 

'  Thomas  A.  Rdisbn  Const-R.  Dopt. 


IS  8  3>-  |1-  Z.C, 

Docombor  20th.  3 

■ ‘IS,.  11.  J.ord,  Ksq.  I'roas,  • 

J-awronco,  Mass. 

Dour  Sir;— 

In  regard  to  a  communication  we  received  From  you  3omo 
time  since,  wherein  you  state  that  v/hoh  you  fob  your  boilors  with 
cold  water  tho  stoam  v/as  so  damp  that,  it  would  not.  do  more  than 
MHa  half  duty  al  though  tho  pressure  remained  tho  same,  and  whorbin 
you  claimod  that  tho  trouble' was  in  connection  with  tho  injoetbr 
cbnnoctod  with  tho  bailor,  wo  rd'fbrrod  those  statements  to  our 
Sur  orintondont,  Mr.  Rich,  and'  in'  reply  ho  says  that  it  is  impossi- 
blo  For  any  in&pctor  to  Food  coicT  "v/ator  into  a  boilor  under  a  p'ros- 
suro  6F  100  boat,  which  is  tho  lowest  temperature,  as  indicated 
by  the  thermomator  attached  to  tho -injector.  Ho  further  states 
that  the  connection  with  the  now  boilor  is  mado  precisely  at  the  ' 
.same  point  as  on  the  boilor  which  v/as  first  sot,  and  that  •’tho  real 
"Tfroublo  is  that  tho  onginoor  carrios  the  v/ator  too  high  in  tho  ■  " 

.  •' stbuni" drum.  If  ho  would  adjust  tho  injector  so.  us  to  gauge  '« 
constant  food  according  to  evaporation  and  not  allow  tho  v/ator  to 
rice  above  tho  oocond  cocl.,  you  v/ould  find  no  cause  Tor  complaint, 
noithor  v/ould  thoro  be  cr.y  danger'  of  bursting  tho  cylinder  heads 
or  syphoning  v/ator  from  the  boiler,  Xr.' Rich  says  that  he  is  con¬ 
fident  this  is  tho  trouble  ut  lawrence,  as  the  same  thing  was  mot 


Thomas  A.  Edison  Constn.  Dept. 


Replying  to  your  lot  tor  of  the  iist.  inst,  ,  v/o  bog  to 
•say  that  -when  wo  submitted  our  bid  for  tho  change  >it  Rrockton, 
amounting  to  31 j 300.,  it.  v/aa' our 'intention  to  undertake  to  do  tho 
work  in  connection  with  making  thi-s.  'ch'adge,  except  as  regards 
alterations  to  the  engine.',  -'v/o  should,  'however,  ■  prof  or  you -to  do 


tho  work  in  connection  with  nutting  up  the  no 
'  submit  tho  following  proposal:-  "•f  - 


chinas,  and  bog  to  -}j 


V/o  y/i13  supply  you  with  material  as  below  at  the  prices  numod: 
Two  400  light  dynamos  (10  candle  p-owor)....$  l,Oi»7,50 


Two  regulators  for  the' 


Switches  for  same. .  .i  A.  1. i/.V.  .V. ••••••••  < 

Two  double  dyn.amo  swi tchd.4 Jfor  changing 
circuits . • . .  A  .1 . . 


Rop airing  000  light  machindej. . 


v/ili  take  back,  from  you, 


Total, 1,003.01 
100  light  dynamo  and  ono  • 


^  "’^bel t ,  allov/ing  you  81,400.  fo^;tSar'Mwnor  and' 330.  for  tho  lattV 
■  j  \  ':This  will  loavs.'hni^ant^to^o’TaSd'  usYof '85S3.01 


/F  ? 


iombor  20th, 


You  will .  do  all  work'  in'  cunnoctiori  v/ith  putting  up  thoso 


machinos,  pay  oxT-onaoo  of  boxing 'and  shipping  the  machino  and  bolt 


roturnod  to 


I’ioaad  3-ot  us  know  if  this  will  'fid  Siit'i’s'faetory. 


V  6ry  truly  ybiirb. 


Thomas '  A,’ '  Edison  Oonstn,  nbpt , 


13,8  3-13.-  a  0- 


lie  combo  r  3i’ith, . 


Chari  os  r\.  hyon,  Ksq. 

Post  Office, 

Pottsvil 1 o',  Ponna. 

“Dear  Sir:'-  ... 

In  roply  to  your  letter  of  the  rilnd.  inst,,  v/c  bet;  to 
say  that  v/o  consider  it- advisablo'  for  you  to  obtain  ats  ranch 
information  os  possible  in  ret-ard  to  real  estate  for  solo  in  tho 
difforont  tovmc  you  canvass.  ThoVo  aro  ho  regular  report  forms 
calculator  to  embody  this  information,  and  you  can  send  it  to  us  i 
a  letter. 

Yours  tj-ulj, 

Thomas  A.  Edison  Constn.  Dept.’ 


I  8?  3-  I  X-  2-6 


December  aiith.  3 

•  >  Thomas  V,  Rightor,  Esq.  Troas, 

Ht.  Carina! ,  I'onridi, 

Do  ax'  Sir:-  ’ 

Tn  roply  to  your  1  otter  of  the  17th,  inst,,  we  bog  to 
say  that  v/o  will  extend  your  lino's  ’from  Fifth  Street  along  the 
a) 3  ay  botv/oon  Map] o  and  Oal  Streets  to  Sixth’  Street,  in  order  to 
toko.  in  your  house,  without  extra,  charge  to.  your  Company, 

This  concession  vn.ll  cost  us  about  S100.  rooro  than  v/o  have  allowed 
.for  in  oui'  contract,  bu t " inasmuch  as’-  you  state  Mr.  Edison  promised 
it,  v/o  will” of  course  uiidortako  to  do  thu  v/bfK',' 

In  regard  to  rannirig  along  Sixth  Streat  instoait  of  Fifth 
1 ;  "fit root ,  this  cliango  would  a]  tor  our  oloctrical  determination  "and” 
v/oultl  rendor  useloss  the  greater  part  of  the  v/iro  we  havo  shipped 
’‘t’o'Mt.Camol ,  Your  house  can  bo’  tat  oh  in  by  a  service  ’from  vtlie  ' 
ontrnnco  on  Sixth  St  root  to  the  alloy  between  Maplo  and  Oat  Streots 
It  io  ioifosoiblo  Tor  U3  to  male  any  other  changes  in  this  instal¬ 
lation,  ana  v/o  trust  you  v/i’i l’be'‘oVtisf.|^  with  the  alterations 
nado  in  accordance  with  this  letter.. 

hi  case  show  this  communication  to  hr.  Schv/ont ,  and  toll 

him  that  It  anev/era  Ms  communication* of  tho  37th,  inst. 

very  truly  yours, 

Thornes  A.  Edison  bonstn.  Dept. 


\8.S3-  l2.-  2.fe 

Docombor  2G.th,  ..,  3 

John  M.  stov/art,  Bsq,  .  it,  ■ ' 

2090  Third  Avonuo,  City, 

Dear  Sir:- 

•In  reply  to  your  letter* of  the  19th,-  inst.,  1  shall  bo 
'  (•Dad  to  have  you  call  at' this  offico  as  early' as  possible,  bring- _ 
“inc  with  you  any  letters  of!  r'Scommendation  which  you  may  havo. 


■'  Yours-  truly,' 


tSS3-ta- 


/r83-)2-h 


.  \ 


V/ 


V, ' 


I 


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,  w 


’  W.  H.  .Douty,  Esq.!  Pros. 

Shamofcin,  Ponna. 

Doar  Sir:-  i 

'  Rorisori^r;  .to  tho  amount  j>f  ^,000  whifch  \is  still  Out-" 
standing  on  ourf books  against  y<i>uiV  Con\^any,\wo  ^should  vary  much 
to  know  what  yotir  intentions  nrcj.>¥ajs  regards  *^^sottlomont. 

"You- are  no  doujjit  aware  that  as:||ar \b  w^;  are  /soi^c'drnod  the 
•  ‘Sha'inokin  Installation,  was  financially  a  $pavy  fa^ore\and  in 
^•Consideration  iof 'this  fact,  w tr-  Wro  comp ol lid  to  urg^tjjjipu  tb-  make  a 
'•speedy  settlement  of  the  balance  now  duo 'us.  The  dat'p  of  the  V 
bill  which  wasj made  out  to^/you^r  ^  Company,  .  spC!cifyl-nB  tftf>  material 
’  which  had  beeri  suppliod/on  accost  of  the  cdnt ra&t-i  tober 

13th,,  andf rorri  “that  4  we  will\charge  ypV  interest  a>f  tho  rate 

or  12  por  cent 'pcfj/anum.  Wo  can  assure/ you''  :iha!t  fhtijiis  ’infe§rsBt 
v'by  no- moans  .Ccxi^onsates  us  for  tho^tyfsS\^S  dre 's^'stajiningx^hroiiRh 
"the  turdifias,&  of  your  j^orapany.  Wo  tfurn  ou'fe  money',  so'quickly 
■'tlfat/^ho  principle  yields  much  more^y  boing'\in  ouV  hands'^  so  ” 
■tKatswc/^ can  directly  control  it,  '^'han  by  boingMot  Vut  at  any 
//'ratojl^f  interest,  which  it  woul«/ appear  roaoonati^o  tV  charge. 

We  /fin  assume  you  that  it  ls/tla  distasteful  for'  ua  \o  havo 
to  fiiipind  you;\of  this  matter  Jo  ofton,  as  it  is  \for  yoii>  to  ro-  - 


■  M  .■ 


1. 


Dec.  27th,  3 . 

-;•  V7.  H,  Douty,  Esq.  Pres. 

Shamokih,  Ponna. 

Dear  Sir:- 

/ 'In  relation  to  tho  150  'temporary  fixtures  which  you 
returnod  from  Shamdkin,  andfor  which  you  desired  us  to  Rive  you 
credit,  v/e  hoR  to  say  that  tho  amount  c harped  you  for  thoso 
fixtures 'Wiis  40  2  cents  each.  We  shall  therefore  have  pleasure 
in  nllowinn  you  tha  samo  rate,  as  the  fixtures  uro  in  order  and 
we  can  use  them  elsewhere. 

In  Kovombor  i»e  wrote  you  a  letter  in  rofiard  to  our  uc- 
-?$!$fiourit,  and  some  errofs  which  were  made  therein,  in  connection 
with  "calcul'atiriR  the  amount  to  bo  doductod  for  certain  work  which 
was  not  porfortnod.'  ay  roforrinjj  to  the  said  letter,  you  will 

find  thut'v'yo‘ii''  'credited'  your  account  with  $00.02  too  much.  Thh - - 

amount  wlVicJi' we  v/ill  allow  you  for  1450  fixtures  is  $72'.  70,  and  a- 

Sftor  de'du'dtiii'a' the  ovorcharfie  referred  to  wd  will;  bv/’e:  'y,'U 
'  —8i5;o3;'  .v 

-v-  •  We  wrote  you  to  day  in  refdrrancO  to  the  balance  still 

•duo  on  your  contract,  and  asking  you  to  sond  usa  chock  for 
82i050.  ‘•-’If  you  will  tho  ref  ore.  muke  this  check  for  S2, 034. 17  it  -  - 
will  square  our  accounts. 

Sat, 


Very  Truly  Yours, 


/  rt3-ia 


Iiocombor  J4Bth. 

J.  i',  Kirby,  Esq. 

Esaox  House,  ^ 

Salem,  Maas, 

Doar  Eirt'- 


ln  roply  to  your  lot, tor  of  the  -diith.  Inst.,  M  bou  to 
say  that  after  you  aro  through  with  tho  I  av/ronco  Company  wo. can 
probably  do  something  for  you. 

Yours  truly, 

Thomas  A. 'Edison  Constn.  Port. 


I  8  S  3-  I  3.  -  z  Si 


Do  coinbor  20th.  3 

John  Mull  on,  -Esq,  Treas,  / 

Shamol.in,  Ponna, '  * 

Donr  sir:-: 

I  hay'i  your  lottor  of  tho  2iith.  inst. ,'  un<l  in  ropl/ 
boo  to  se.y  that  I  do  riot  quite  undors  sand  too  me  am  no  of  it. 

I  have  no  stock  in  tho  Shainokin  Company.  rhoro  is  a  balance  of 
■W,0rio.  duo  on  our  contract,  arid  i  have  writton  Mr.  Douty  an  rela¬ 
tion  to  it  to-day.  »  . 1  ' 

Very  truly  yours,'  "  ' 


11  S  3.- I  2.- 2. 8 


Ooccmbor  2Uth. 


,  Lord,'  Esq,  Troas, 

I-avronco,  Hass, 


Hoar  Sir;- 

In  rolation  to  your  letter  of  tho.lSth,  inst.,  whoroin 
yoii  asked  us  to  supply  you  with  tv/o  more  “li"  dynamos  a  fid  another 
H32  x  laaiigina,  which  nocos3itatod  tho  badpinto  and  v/ash ora,  wo 
presume  the  dynamos  have  baen  racoivod  in  I.awonce,  the  bedplate 
and  washers  v/oro  shipped  yesterday  and  the  ohi;ino  is.  be-inp  luuded 
to-day. 

Will  you  be  kind  andiiyh'' to  solid  us  your  choc],  for 
,S1,3i>7.!50,  v/hich  is  tv/onty  five  per  cent  of  the  amount  of  this 
order,  and  which  should  bo  paid  to  us  upon  the  reception  oi‘  your 
requisition,  in  accordance  with  ■  tho' toi’ins  of  our  agreement. 

The  above  amount  is  mado  up  as  foiiows:- 


Two  “li*  dynamos.  , . . .8  3,000. 

.  .  x  ‘  . 

One  14  H  x  13  onni no. . . . i!,oan, 

Boilplato  and  washers . .  70. 


Will  you  not  roquifo  somo  more  olocl»*ical  apparatus  in 

connection  with  this  addition  "  to  your  station?  Shall  wo  fje t  a 

list  of  what  is  nocoasary  from  our  Electrical  Engineer,  Mr."  Androv/s, 
or  will  you  sond  us  a  requisition  for  what  you  want? 

•  Yours :  truly, 


fM  Docombor  28th.  -  8 

'  V/. '  Si  Ahd'rows,  Esq,  !  •' 

Tiffin,  Ohio, 

'  near  Sirt- 

Y/o  havo  roeoivotl  a.  teiopram  from  tho  Secretary  of  the 
Tiffin  Company  in  relation  tv  services,  and  in  reply  to  same  we 
told  him  that  Mr!  Conant  v/ould  give  .ill  nbcossary  explanations  as 
”  ’to "Sow  tho  customers  are  to  bo  cut  in,  Wo  havo  forv/ardod  the 
'• wiro  -for  this  purpose  an.d  if  any  other  material  is  required  wish' 
'!youwjuld  bo  pood  onouph  to  have  tho  Company  send  us  a  requisition 
.“for  it. 

Ypuro.’truly, 

Thomas  A.  Edison  Conatn.  Dept. 

« .  6o&f/r  ■ 


I &K3-IX-  2. 


Dncomber  iibth, 

Ward  I oonard,  Esq. 

liiv/renco,  Mass. 

Dour  Kir:- 

v/o  Itavo  this  morning  received  your  letter  ol’  tho 


V/Sbh.  inst. 

Tho  Mo.  3U  copper  wire  you  spuak  oi  will  bo  oxprosood 
to-day  or  to-morrow. 

In  relati^n^S)  drawing  upon  us,  'm  bog  to  inform  you 
that  thin,  is  a  privilogo  vihidh  'v/o' vory  ruroly  extend  to- oar  om^ 
-pioyeos,  and  only  in  aasos  of  absolute  necessity  do  wo  allow  thorn 
7  to- htako  drafts  on  us  for  money.  If  you  desire  it  to  shall  be  gl 


to  send  you  a  chock  once  a  v/ook  for  your  salary  and  allowance,  or 
at  such  intervale  as  you  would  prefer. 

Mr.  Andrews  cavo  ua  a  requisition  for  tho  material  men¬ 
tioned  in  your  letter,  and  hi o  roquost  is  hiving  our  attention. 

V/o  oncloso  horowith  Chock  to  bilanco  your  account  to 


date. 


Yours  truly, 


Thomas  A.  Edison  Constn.  Dopt. 


Docombor  iiuth. 


Janies- Harris,  Esq.  Sooty,  .  . 

Hall of on to,  Pomm. 

Dear  sir:-. 

we  have  received  your  tolepraia  of  yesterday’ s  date  in 
ro'card  to.  the  ||;llofonto  street  installation,  and  in  which  yoii "  ’ 
state  ,.th»Jt'  the  wires  do  not'  extend  tol-ihnfl  'Curtin  St  roots,  as 
aiirood  ■-■/.l j.>  Hr.  Shaw. 

In  roply  wo  bop  to  say  that  wo  1  now  nothinR  of  Hr.  Shaw»o 
atutooonto  in  connection  'with  VhVs  matter.  n„  tl,„  and.  Mov.r.l,or 
v/o  aont  Hr,  Shaw  a  hot  tor  or.oJo.oono  an  ostnuato  for  tho  erection  of 
art  Bdison  Electric  IiCht  C,„M  station  Want  of  cioo  li„htP 
capacity  i*  trountinc  to  51-1, 701.00,  toGothor  with  tho  fonto  of 
ORroociont,  nap  ahowniG  tho  hhopoocO  cot  toot  of  our  hiboilpejCpra  Qnp 
Plan  of  tho  aonorol  ccr,.»„«ion;  'if  tho  station  wo  proponed  crootln,. 
"'!J  lallod  Hr.  Shaw1  a  attiniion  'to  tho  foot  that  thoro  wore  LtOG  ' 
■liGhtn  covorod  hy'our  wlroo.  ",io  tii  day  ,,o  a  tol, 
from  Ur  Shaw  aakin„  „hat  it  would  coot  to  increase  this  plant  to 
t.no  U„ht3,  ana  „„  Uovenbor  ath.  io  wired  hnn‘ that  to  make  a  liollj; 
Ofohlo  ostlmnto  for  BOO  lloht.  capacity, ~ins,oad'of  '300  liehts  * 
capacity,  would  inorooao  t!,o  tipuroo  sent  bin  on  tho  2nd.  Hovon- 
bnr  by  10,010,  Vhis  brouoht  tho  account  of  „ur  oounnto  up  it,  ”, 


UTS- 


31-7,071.00  Your  Company  made  somo  fow  deductions  in  tho  minor 
dot ails  of  tho  ostimato,  which  roducod  it  to  S10,s«7.«7 

fou  will  300  from  this  that  tho  subject  of  tho  chanfio  in 
tho  stroot  installation  v/as  not  "broaeh'od  at  a3i',‘  and  that  tho 
inorbasod  capacity  of  tho  station  was  inad’o  in  viov/  of  tho  fact 
that  thorp  wore  U43  lights  in  tho  district,  and  that  it  v/ould  bo 

advisable  to  taka  thorn,  all  in,  .  ■ 

Wo  will  8?nd  you  to"-mbrrow  our  figuros'  for  Baking  tho 
extension  you  dooiru,  and  if  they  are  accepted  W  will  have  the’ 
inatoriul  sont.  forward  ^piodiatoly. 

Very,  truly  yours, 

Thomas  A.  Rdiqon  Ooh3tri,  liopt.  ' 


■  '  J2.P 

.  .  booombor  20  th-.  •  a 

W,  It,  Own  11  ay,  Jr.Ksq,  Troa3, 

Rail  River,  Mass.’ 

Hoar  Sir:- 

We  boy. aeknowJ edge  with  many  thanks  receipt  of 
"yoiir  chock  for  S4,000.  on  account  of  tho  Pail  River  installation, 
and  in  reply  to  yoar  letter  under  same  cover,  in  .which  you  say  you 
had  undo  tho,  third  payment,  wo’ would’ state  that,  at  tho  tirao  tho 
Station  was  ready  to  supply  light  -Shore  ,wa3  an  amount  of  3a, 314.43 
on  account  of  tho  third  payment  duo  us,  wHich  was  inado  up  in  tho  • 

following  manner .  '  ... 

Ton  por  cont  of  tho  amount  of  our  contract,  namely,  54,ib’0.i>u, 
was  paid  upon  tho.  signing  of  tho  agreement ;  twouty  por  cont, 

•  nnmqly,  $o, 301. Dll, .  was  to  havo  boon  inado  on  October  23th.;  and 
twenty  fivo  por  cont,  namely,  510,432.47,  wan  to  havo  boon  paid 
whon  the  installation  wan  roauy  to  supply  light.  Thoso  payments 
‘aRoroRato ‘*22,090.43 

The  amounts  received  from  you  aro,  as  stutod  in  your 
letter,.  34, 100. Ob,  Sb,COO.and  30,500.,  mikinp,  a  total  of  S20,0uo.^b 
This  loft  a  balance  of  $2,314.4:5,  which  wo  mentioned  abovo  as 
boing  duo  us  last  v/ook  and  it  was  this. amount  w o  had  roforonico  to 
“whoh'wd 'tolegraphod  you. 


S  fl 


/  tfSr  /'2 


Docombor  2Uth, 


B,  0,.  Acheson,  Bsq. 

'13  East  St  root,  ‘“r '  ‘ 
Kod  lion  Squaro, 

J  ondon,  \7.  1 


In  rbpl'y  to  your  lottor.of  tho  13th."  inot.,  to  hand  to- 
,day,  I  boo" to  aay  that  wo  can  give  you  a  situation,  but.  cannot  at 
tho  moinont  say  dofinitoly  what  it  v/i] 3  bo,1  and  if  you  coma  ov or 
"it  •«£. ST  bo  nocoosary  for  you  to  tal:o  v/hatovor  turns  up. 

Vory’VruXy  yours, 

-•> 


Docorabor  Ubth, 


E.  H.  Hubbard,  Esq.  Sooty, 
Tiffin,  ,  Ohio, 


Dear  Sir:-  • 

•Wo  havo  received  your  tqlbgrani  .of’  tho  25th,  inst, 
regarding  tho  service  wire,  anil  in  reply  bog  to  say  that  Mr.  Conan t 
will  pivo  all  explanations  in  relation  to  cutting  in  customers  and 
tho  'running  of  sorvico  wirbb,  material  for  which  purposo  has  boon 
forwarded  to  Tiffin.  .  .  .  . . . 


Very  truly  yours," 


Thomas  A.  Edison  Consth.  Dopt, 

ty 


( 2  S 3, -  ;  x-  IS 


Uocomlior  iibth. 


()  .  Hi  eh ,  'Esq. 

Hollol'onto,  J-’onna. 


Tn  rolation  to  tho  ma|  sent  you  showing  tho  co'urso  of 
JJio  polo  linos  at  Mt.Cannol,  wo  bof>  to  say  that  v/o  have  apro.-d  to 
ox  tend  our  lino.on  hoar  Alloy  from  Fifth  stroot  to  Sixth  Street-; 

It  vail  necessitate  about  four  moro  polos,  and  v/o  have  ordered  ^'or- 
v/ard  tho  additional  v/ire.  Wo  send  you  another  map  shov/im;  tho 


extension  roforrod  to.  • 

Yours  trulyj” 

Thomas  A.  Edipori'  Constn.  Doj  t. 


Enclosure. 


I  S.'S  3 

-  December  atith.  .  3 

W.  U.  Rich,  Esq. 

liellofo’nte,  Henna; 

Dear  sir:- 

In  roply  to  yourlottor  of  the  et.-ind .  met. ,  v/horom  you 
make' a  sketch  or  tho  Rollofonto  building,  wo.  bee  to  say  that  your 
arrangement  is  tho  only  ono  which,  under  tho- circumstances,  will" 

""ansv/or,  add  v/o  will  alter  our  piano  to  conform  therewith.- . 

■'  Yours  truly,  ' 

Thomas  RcUsonbonatn.  Dept. 


ItSS-ii-as 


;  Docorabor  atith,  -  3 

Sidney  ».  Puino,-  Bsq. 

P.  0.  Box  331.1, 

Poston,  Maas, 


Dear  sir:- 

ln  rof.ly  to  your  letter  of  the  37th.  i.iat.,  we  bop  to 
say  that  an  tiOO  to  1200  light  plant,  polo  lino,  varies  from  323. 

'  to'.S2ti.  ppr  light.  This  coat  includes  the  running  of  the  station 
‘  for  thirty  days  at  our  expanse  aftor  sarno  is  roatly  to  supply  light. 
•" The  machines  which  v/c  would  usd  id  connection  with  a  1300  light 
pi  apt  would  bo  two  «YB  dynamos,'  'which  Rive  «J00  ton  candle  power 
lamps  oach,  and  oho  i)  2  x  12"!e'itB'i-rie.;"'' '  'You  of  courso  understand 
that  it  id  difficul  t  to 'approxrmdt'e  'the  cost'  of  any  plant,  as 
thoro  are  such  a  variety  of  cirddmjtdncos  wKi'ch  cause  the  amount 


Very  truly  yours, 
Thomas  A.  Edison  Cdnstn. .Dept, 

»y 


.  I*  s  3-12-28 

Dosembor  2t;th. 

A,  Stuart,  Bsq,  Sooty, 

Cincinnati,  Ohio,  -  ' 

Doaiv  Sir:- 

Wo  bop  to  inform’ y<iuv tliat  vo  aro  still  awaiting  inf 
mation  in  connection  with  real  estate  for  Lima  and  'Washington 
C,  T!.,  Ohio,  Cynchiana  and  MaysfiJie,  .r.y.  and  Canton  and  .Chill 
cotho,  Ohio.  .  ,  . 

Yours  "truly, 

Thomas ’AS" fidi'don'ObhStS.  Dept. 

*>  (si<W 

f  - 


Decembt,. 

|S83'I‘3--2?  . 

Societe  d’ Appareillage  Blectrique, 

Geneva,  Switzerland, 

Dear  sirs:- 

Vour  letter  of  the  27th.  October  has  remained,  unan¬ 
swered  until  the  present  time  in  order  that  some  new  types  of 
dynamos  which  I  had  under  course  of  construction  might  be  fin¬ 
ished.  This  work  has  now  been  completed,  and  I  have  the  pleas¬ 
ure  to  enclose  herewith  the  report  of  our  Mr.  Clark,  who  is  the 
Engineer  of  the  Edison  Electric  Light  Company,  and  which  report 
will  answer  all. the  queries  contained  in  your  communication  re¬ 
ferred  to. 

The  price  of  the  new  200  light  dynamo  is  8725.,  P.  o. 
New- York,  with  regular  winding,  for  higher  volts  probably  be 
875. ,  more  each. 

Trusting  that  this  information  will. not  arrive  too 
late  to  be  of  service  to  you,  1  beg  to  remain, 

Very  Truly  Yours, 

Enclosure,  i. 


( ttSr 


■j-  05  .fifth  Avonuo, 

j  Now  York,' Doc'ember  2uth,  1053. 

Sanuol'  i'nsuli,  Jr.,  Esq. 

21  Burton  Crosccnt, 

I  oxulor/,  •  W  .  C.  '  'England, 
liy  Boar  Inbuilt-  j  ■  *  "  '  ' 

In 'my  lot tor  of  last  evening  I  mentioned  to  you 
that  y/u  had  a  1  is f  of  tho  stockholders  in  the  Williamsport  Co., 
and  that  wo  v/or*/ going  through  liradstroots  to  ascertain  their  sta¬ 
nding,  Hono/of  thoni  aro  qeotod.  Shaw  and  young  Octwilor  V/oro 
m  hero  yostofday  and  tola  us  that  thoy  v/oro  all  prof oss^SdiU.mon 
and  v/oro  not  given  a  rating.  Wo' find  that  V.  Ii.  Shaw,  l)r.  Dot- 

'ViTer  and  young  Do twi lor  hold  about  oho  third  of  tho  stock; " . 

'Wo  aro  going  to  send  Russell  to' Williamsport  to  find  out  all  about 
"  this' businoss,  which  idb’ks  Ver;f  "*i'i'&Ky.*  They  have  not  yot-,  as 
I  stated  in  my  letter,  paid  inlay  the  first  instalment,  and  in 
our- opinion  wo  think  . tho  intention  of  this.  Company  is  to  s^jjipe 
tpE.Q.thoiy  twenty  five  'per  cent ‘of’' the  amount,  of  our  contract,- 
aft er:  which  nothing  will  'bo  dub  us"  until  the  'installation  is  ready 
’  to' s'uppiy 'Tight.  Upon  our  getting  this  far  in  the  mat’to'f  tfroy1' 
imagihe’  i’i'v/ill  bo  impossible'  for’ us  to  'withdraw, '  and  they  ban  /’ 
make  us  c.ai-ry  it  until  thoy  dispose  of  the  largo  amount  of  stock 
held  by  the  above  mentioned  trio?''  .  None’ of  those  throe  luminatios 
havo  one  dollar  ‘to "'rub'  again  si '"Knot  her',  and  I  think  v/o  are' just i- - 
fiod  in  drawing  those  conclusion^  ‘in  connectioh  with- thoir  in^pn- 


.  iM-ij-jig 

2 

tions.  Wo  havo  not  sont  out  a  oinj-lo  orrtor  yot,  nor  do  //o' intend 
to  until,  tho  mat tor  hus  boon  thoroughly  invosticatod  and  v/o  fool 
perfectly  satiefiocl  that  our  irionty  will-  i>o .  forthcoming •  when  it  is, 7 

’  dUO..  '  '  '  ’  .  •  ■  ; 

’’  ’’  Vory  *  truly  yours, " 


December  aiith.  .  3 


A.  A.  Oowlos,  Esq.  Sooty,  '  ! 

Ansonia  hra3e  &  Coppor  Co.  ,  . 

li»  Cliff,  street,  City.  ' 

Dear  Sir;-  ■  - 

A13o'v/  us  to  introduce  to  you  Mr.  6.  V,  Haning'toiS,  yAo 
vms  former]/  ono  of  tho  partnorc.  in  our  lato  V/iring  Dopartmont. 

Very  truiy  yours,  - 
Thomas  A.  Edison  Constn.  Dopt, 


. T~  •  . V 

/?S\3-  '3  -Si  , 


,  Doootdbor  siat'i  3 

'A.  ilseoll,  Ea<i. 

•-  >J43^t  prairie  Avonuo, 

fShicago,  113  s. 

Hoar  Sir?-  '  '  " 

'v/o  have  your  Ootl.or  of  tlio"  istifclC'  Inst.,  anti  in  reply 
to  your  Par.l,  Q.l.  bop  to  say  that  wo  aro  daily  expecting  an 
ansvzor  from  Mr.  Shaw  in  regard  to  your  assisting  him  in  Ponna. 

Tn  m3  ution  to  your  P.i5,,  v/o  beg  to  say  that  the  canvass 
of  l-noxv/llo  has  boon  comp]  ©tod,  and  wo  expoct  to  rocoivo  it  to-  ■ 
morrow.  •  * 

Vory  truly  yours, 

Thomas 'A;' Edison  Constn,  Dopt. 


I  8  S3-  /  2  -  5,1 


December  Mist.  3. 

W.  D.  Rich,  Esq. 

‘  Hollofohto,  1‘omio. 

Hoar  Sir:- 

.  In  reply  to  your  -Jotter  of  the  27th.  ir.s't.,  in  relation 
to  the  injector  at-  Tiffin,  we  bey  to  say  that  y/o  havo  discontinued 
tho  use  of  exhaust  injectors,  and  have  adopted  the  "Idrtinjj" 
injector,  .  .  "v  •  , 


Wo  will  send  you  c  supply "of  instruction 
can  distribute  as  you  bos  fit,'  ’ 

Very-. truly  yours, 

.  Thomas  A.  Edison  Donstr..  Dept. 

»  Om  . 


ards,  -which  you 


3- 3! 

December  Slfit.  1U113, 

tieorifo  II.  Ill  ias,  Esq,  Dan’ 1,  Slept, 

Ohieuj'o,  113s.  .  . 

Do nr  Sir:- 

In  reply  to  your  letter  of  the  yi'.nd.j.nst.,  in  which 
yon  state  that  you  wore  furnishod  with  “K*  brushes  with  "0" . 
dynnmos,  v/o  bop  to  say  that  Vo  use  “k"  brushes  in  the  old  stylo 
brushholdors-  of  the  US  and  30.  lif;ht  machinos.  We  recently 
chanp.od  the  brushholdors  on  tho  so  machinos  and  used  "IP  brushos  in 
connection- with  them.  It  is  iiow  ouV  ihtorition  to  use  doublo 
brushos  on  all  machines. 

When  tho  dynamos  you  spook  of  woro  tested  at  our  Works 
wo  had  no  trouble  with  tho  brushos  or  brushholdors  iri  question. 

Vory  truly  youra^ 

Tho  .^fii'son  ;Kach£nb  VorkSi 


V/.  II.  Rwalloy,  Jr.  Esq.  Troaa, 

Pal  3  Rivor,  Una's. 

Hear  Kir:- 


37 


December  :31st'.  3 


Tn  rolation  to  exchanging  tbo  t>3?.  x  10  ongino  at  Kali 
Rivor  for  b  tax  12,  wo  bog  to  say  that  v/b  Y/ill  supply  you  with 


material  and  labor  as  follows:- 

Ono  U3‘2  x  12  ongino . .  .  . . . S  1,100.00 

Koundation, . . . . .  1/4.30 

Koundation  cap  arid  washers. ..........  .  31.99 

Foundation  bolts  and  pipe. . .... .....  9.33 


Total. ...  .  ..  .  "1,235.71  - 


We  will  give  you  credit  for  tiro  following  ip.aterial:- 


Ono  b32  x  10  'engine , . . . ... ;  . .  ,S  950.00 

•  bap  und  vraehors . . . .  30.39 

'  Holts  pjid  pipe. . . . . . . . .  7.00 

Total., ....  ■  OHO. 09 


.  this  makes  the*  cost'  to  you  of  the  above  change  S347,fj3j' ' 
but.  in  addition  to  this  amount,  wb  shall  ask  ybu  to  pay  tho  salary, 
oxponsos  and  railway  fare  ef  our  man,  whom  it  will  be  necessary 
to  sond  to  Pail'  Rivor  to  do-  the  work',  ' 

Will  you  kindly  let'  us teow  if  this  will  , be  satisfactory 


“'Mm 


itn-U'  3/ 


Ooc-pnibor  aifl't,-  .  3 


YfinfioJcl  S*  Hutchinson,.  Ksq, 

53  Dovonshiro  Stroot,  ;  • 

Hostou,  Mass* 

;  Doar  Sir:- . 

.  l  have  your  lottgr  of  tho  30th.  inst.  in  relation  to 
^•'powers  of  attornoy  for  W.'jogo''  n.‘  Husbands,  and  horowith.T  bog  to 
.oncioso  thoso  documents  proparly  executed.-  . 

Kindly  acknowledge  reooipt  and  oblij'o, 

Vary  truly  yours, 


l'SS.3-1%-  3  I 


December  3lat.  lbU3, 


:j.  S.  ffi  'll,  l’ockhoin, 


In  relation  lo#  Mica,  W  bog  to  say  that  mo  soiit  tho"" 
samples  yoiir  km  PocKhau  lol't  tit  (hie  office  to  tho  Suporintondont 
-  of  our  Works,  and  had  him  wjpigh  thoiii,  ai'tor  which  ho  cut  thorn  into 
sx?.oa  that  ho  could  uuo  and/ voi-uhot^  thorn  upuin,  so  an  to  ascertain 
tho  cost  of  tho  mica  to  us  i-roporiy  cut.  Tho  result  of  tho 
oxporimoiit  1ms  boon  that  ?■)/>  corns  Ipor  pound  ia  too  high  a  prico 

for  us  to  pay  for  micu,  such  as'  tho  samplo  sont  us. 

‘  •  •'  4i. 

I  . Very  truly  yours, 

:  j 

I'ho  Edits  jn  Machine  Works, 


j/'Tiy  ■ 

/■  .. 


'  (2"8  3- 1  3.-2,  ( 

.  .  Docombor  aist.lbba, 

Gustav  So]  Jan,  Ksq,  Supti  • 

•  •  ;  104  coorck.  St root,  oity, 

boar  Sir;- 

In  relation  to  papor  pulleys,  do  you  not  think  it,  v/oiild 
bo  a  pood  idea  for  us  to  adopt  thorn  in  future? 

1  Yours’  truly, 

Tho  Ktlison  t'achxna  works,' 


I  i a 


Doooisber  .13  st. 

H.  H.  Sh«v/,  Esq. 

t/il  Haisst-crt,  r-oiino; 

bear  Sir:- 

Mr.  A.  S.  1 isscl3,  who  has  lately  beer  in  Knoxville  ' 
"Working  up-  tho  interests  of  the  Edison  light'  at  that  point, 
"roqucctod  us  to- write  to  you  and  ask  you  if  he  could  in  any  way 
assist  you  with  your  work  in  Pennsylvania^  'Ye  do  not  hno’y  whoth 
you  aro  acv/uaintod  with  this  gcnilessen  or  hot,-  but  if  you  desire 
'any  information  in  regard  to  him  and  his  capabilities,  no  doubt 
Hr.  Hastings  could  give  it,  to  you. 

Awui tine:  your  reply,  v/hich  Hr.  Kisaoll  requests  ua  to 
transmit  to  him,  wo  i.wo, 

Very  truly  yours, 

Thomas  A.  Edison  Oonstn,  Oopt. 


12*83-)  a  -  3  ) 


December  31st. 


e-Schv/onk ,  F.sci.  l/rest. 

_  «t. Carmel,  henna. 

Doar  Sir:- 

In  reply  to  your  let  tor. of  tho  2b  th.  inst.,  »c  bop  to 

say  thtit;:;v/,o  will  hdvo  our  wxrWan  at  Kt.'ccrwcJ  at  tho  oarliost-  • 

possible  moment.  We  have  had  to  start  so  many  stations  all  at 
■  .  jLj)  . 

once,  .utid '  expert  holp  of  this  character  is  soa^a^’iift'aBabtaih,  it 

*{’boinn  necessary  for  us  to  educate  all  our  electrical-  employees,  • 
'that  wo  are  rathorvshorl  of  men,  but  we  will  delay  tho  work  at 
Ift.Carmol  to  as  'small  an  extent  as  practicablo. 

•  Wo  -wrotq  to  Mosnrs.  Vorpinann  .%  Co.,  ask  in;.'  thorn  to  hurry 
your  mat  or  ial .  -  . 

Yory’ truly  you'i’s, 

Tliomas  A K'di'&'oii  Cbn's'thV  l)6p>t. 


/FfS-  r-*  '31 


December  Hist.  3 

Judies  Karris,  Esq.  Kocty, 

IJollofonto,  I  onna. 

Hoar  Sir:-  • 

Wo  have  your  lottor  of  tho  isbth.  inst,,  in  which  you 
state  -that  thero  scorns  to  bo  a  misunderstanding  in  regard  to  what 
you  aro  to  rocoivo  under  agreement  for  an  bob  light  piaut. 

in  reply  to  your  lottor,'  wo  bog  to  oncloso  horoyrith  m 
copios  of  the  300  and  tiOO"  ligfit'  estimates.  You  y/il]  notico  that, 
in  ouch  case  tho.  amount  for  tho  siroet  Tnata] 3 atioh  is  exactly  tho 
sojjio,  namely,  S4, 050.15,  and  the  map  showing  the  course  of  our 
street  installation  which  was  ’submit ttfd-  with  tho  -300  light  ostimato 
;is  exactly  the  samn  as  tho  ono  submitted  with  tho  bOO  light  osti-  . 
jiiato.  You  will  obsorvo  that  tho  district  in  each  caso  covers'*"" 
043yfiphts,  and  wo  prosumod  that  i  t  was  in  order  to  take' in  ali"  '  ' 
thoso  .lightG  that  you  roquost,ed"us  to  submit  an’  bOO  light 
estimate,  instead  of  a  500  light.  The  ap’ount  of.  the  5.00  light 
ostimato  is  S14, 751.50;  '  the  amount  via  charged  you  for  increasing 
the  capacity  of  your- plant  to  bob  lights, .  instead  of  500.  lights, 
was  83,310,.  This  brought  tl:c:'cinount  of  the  «00' light  estimate  up 
to  Si'7,b7li«0,  but  youi*  Company  deducted  some  of  tho  sma-ilor  sup¬ 
plies,  which  they  prof  erred  perfusing  thomsolvoe,  which  roducod 
tho  amount  of  the  ostimato.  to  4io,5fe7.27 


,  for  ..a  larger  building. 


Tn  connection  v/ith  this  building,  after  our  contract 
was  closod  you  desired  it  made  larger  still,  and  allowed  us  $200. 
•for  extending  it.  this  makos  the  aniount  of  our  contract  with  you 
'310,707. >.7'  .  -  '"V-  w  •  .. 

v/o  trust  that  as  f dr :  as  we  are  concornod  this  explana¬ 
tion  will  be -satisfactory  to  you. 

Vo<y  Vr'ul  y  yoViirs, '  . 


Knclosiiro, 


I  2  -  I  -L-  -3  I 


December  Jllst.iaUfi* 

'  dustov  Soidan,  K«n.  Supt. 

,  1.04  Uoerck  St  root.  City, 

Dear  Slr:- 

Wo  havo  /our  Jaltor  of  tho  1'ith,  inst.  ropor tiny  tost  n 
on  tho  special  "Y"  dynamo,  ’ 

V/hat  T  want  to  ascertain  is  tho  non- sparking  point  sharp- 
ly'-dofinod? ,  With  same  aoporos  i's’tho  position  of  non-sparking  , 
•  point  tho  same  and  does  tho  brush  have  to  bij  adjusted  finer  to 
obtain  non-sparking  point? 

Also  ploaso  lot  mo  know  if  tho  now  iron  givos  higher 
volts?  ’  .  •  '  . .  ’ 


\fcS3-  1  3  I 


Docamtoor  ft  1st.  ft 

ChtvrJos  V.  Jyon,  Esq, 

I'ost  Office, 

I'ottsville,  rcnna. 

Dear  £5ir:- 

Xn  relation  to  your  canvasses,  ir.  future  when  msRtloninf’ 
tenement  houses,  wall  you  please  simply  state  "tenement*  and  hot  ' 
close  them  as  second,  third  or  fourth.  1  lease  do  not  take  ahy 
not ico  on  your  canvass  of  fourth  class  houses,  and  also  bo  kind  * 
onuuKli  not  to  abbreviate  your  canvass  and  call  a  rostaur&nt  or 
bur  "R%  but  wnto  out  in  full  f.-hat  it  is,  and  very  much  oblijjo, 
lfoors  truly, 


Thomas  A.  sais'Ui  Censtn.  Dopt, 
•  By 


IS  S3-  IX-  3 | 


Doeonibor  31st. 


Messrs.  hark la  £  ball, 

33  Congress  Struct,  W, 

Detroit,  Mich. 

boar  Sirs!- 

7n  relation  to  the  Ypsilariti  lot,  v/o  j  rosuino  you  are 
av/aro  that  thorn  is  a.  building  on  it.  ’  V/o  should  like  to  have  a 
"carefully  figured  sketch  or  drawing.  of  -'this  building,  showing  tho 
oxact  si’zo  inside,  ill  so  sk 
vatnd'bplow  grade  of  stroc 
t ion  of  col  .linns'  or  intorior  vmTls,  if  than 
floor  beams  and  dsitonco  from"  centre  to  centre  of  same.  Are  sido 
'walls  and  coil  1bps  plastorod  or  she  at  hod  v/ith  boards? 

'  Wo  would  bog  to  call  your  o&rnos.t  attention  to' tho  fact 
that'  this  information  must  bo  vory  accurate,  and  v/o  should,  like  tho 
"'pl-an  nmdo  on  as  large  a  scale  as.  possifelo. .  Immediately  bri.ro- 
coipt  of.  this  data  wo  v/il)  forward  yoii  tho  Ypsilanti  ostimato,  all 
manors  in  connection  with  which  must  ‘r'oroaiji  in  abOyatico  until  wo 
hoar  from.  you. 


Vory  truly. yours, 
Thomas  A.  Pd is on  Const n.  riopt. 
Uy 


"  c>m2  ■■ 

.  f  Referring  to  your  memo  of  this  data  about  Shamokf£'v 
all  I  cart  say  is  that  Arroington  4  Sirasrunan  makes  tha  assart  Ion 
7that'  tbevpio'ee  of  tha  regulator  which  was  ravarsad  was  put  on  ay. a 
t’iocul  e'-ginaar.  bafora  ho  orrivad  thoro.  This  is  donlad  by  th'o 
nan  who  is  supposed  to  hava  done  tha  'ork  bafora  Arming ton  &  Sims 
®man'  arrived  ^jjjfchaniokin .  Now  although  thayminaist  that  lhay  were 
i  not  ^t  -fault;  1  see  no  raason  to  doubt  Arming ton  &  Sins  man,  nor 
do  I  sad  «ny,  reason  particularly  to  doubt  tho  local  people,  except 
t!n»t  tt  .man -who  makes  a  mistake  usually  tries  to  cover  it  up  ansd;  * 


r the  assumption  1b,  that  tha 


that  Arming ton\ «  Sims/^  _ 

S^rt’to  shamokin  won  11  l^n’Ow  something  about  fixing  up  the  ' ragiilatpr . 

rft:  ■  mr  ■■ 

j^fKT  their. .engines, , whereas  tho  employee  or  a  local  machind; shop:' 
v^-'wouid  inwall  probability  know  nothing  about  fixing  up  such  tirtl’fr 

-M 

•ngin'e,;. 

S.  Tnsull. 

V.  By*  H.  . 


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THOMAS  A.  EDISON  ESQ.  ■• 

.65  FIFTH  AVENUE,  •’  .  , 

NEW  Yp^K  CITY  .  \  v,..^  >f . /<$£r, 

DEAR  SIR  J  '  FILE  NO . 

TWO  YEARS  AOO  REBUILT  PROM  PLANS  OF  CAPTAIN  ERICSSON  A  STEAM 
ENGINE  WHICH  IUSr^ENTRUNNi^Dp^BO'THE-PAST  YEAR  DRIVINO  THE  EL¬ 
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MAKING  ABOUT  OOO  REVOLUTIONS  PER  MINUTE.','  IT  HAS  WORKED  SQ,  WELL 
THAT  CAPT.  ERICSSON  HAS  THOUGHT  BEST  FOR  US  TO  BUILD  ANOTHER  MA¬ 


CHINE,  ADDING  SUCH  IMPROVEMENTS  AS  MAY  HAVE  SUGGESTED  THEMSELVES 
BY  THE  USE  OF  THIS  FIRST  ONE.  THE  SECOND  MACHINE  IS  NOW  FINISH¬ 
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YOU  WILL  PEEL  A  VERY  GREAT  INTEREST  IN  IT  WHEN  YOU  SEE  IT  RUN, 


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Paper  Pulleys,  Wooden  Pulleys, 


Paper  Disc  Wrought-Iron  Rim  Pulleys, 

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Wood  Disc  Vfrought-Iron  Rim  Pulleys, 


Our  Pulleys  are  stronger,  lighter  and  oheaper  than 
Iron  Pulleys  and  are  infinitely  superior  and  pre 
ferable  to  any  Pulley  manufactured. 

Our  produot  fully  covered  by  letters  PatoaflflSfcji 
States  and  Foreign  Countries 


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merit. 


No  more  broken  Pulleys  to  s el lTOrscrap,  or  poorly 
balanced  Pulleys  to  rack  your  line 
or  counter  shaft. 


\A  Long  Pull(ey),  a  S'  ong  Puli(ey)  and'o  Full(ey)  altogether**. 


[ENCLOSURE] 


WE  CLAIM  THE  FOLLOWING  ADVANTAGES 
OVER  ANY  OTHER  PULLEYS. 


EY  ARE  STRONGER  and  consequently  more  durable; 

1.  In  the  Bboonoo  of  shrinkage  strains,  to  whiob  oast  pulleys  are  out 


THEY  ARE  CHEAPER.  Prom  the  saying  in  cost  of  Belts, 
Shafting  and  Hangers;  there  is  no  danger  of  breakage 


in  handling,  there  being  a  direct  loss  in  this  way  in  Cast 
Iron  .Pulleys.  There  is,,  with  a  Cast  Iron-  Pulley,  a 
■  direot  loss :in.  the  transmission  of- power., caused  by.  the 
slipping^  of  belts.  This-  is  partially  overcome  by  the 
use-  of  the  Wrought  Iron  rRim;. Pulley,  and  entirely 
overcome -br_ the  use  of  the'  Paper '  Face  ;  Pulley,  the ; 
belt  adhering-  to  wrought  iron^paper  or^wopd;  much  i 
more  than  to  cast  iron.'  '  ’ 


Our  Pulleys  are  designed  for.  any  and;M;e&ses0;w^(but  '■ 
especially  recommend  themselves  to  mill  furnishers'  millers,  wood 
workers  and  machinists.  V  They  are 1 not  effected  by  heat  or  mois 
lure,  but  should  not  be  used  for  out  Jdoor  uiorki  where  exposed  ,to 
the  weather,  unless  well  painted  at.  legist  once  a  year. 


supply  you  with  the  Harding's  speed  Indicators  in  quantity  at 


S20  net,  (our  price  to  sell  them  single  is  mueh  higher).  We 
eould  also  supply  tbsm  to  you  niokle  plated,  which  would 
cost  *2.  more. 

We  regret  that  we  have  no  illustrated  catalogue,  as  we 
should  to  very  happy  to  forward  one  to  you. 


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wo  can  forward  by  ooMo  to  iooure  a  speedy  de live  rye 


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tar  Thomas  A.  Edison,  Constn.  Dept., 

New  York, 

Dear  Sir;  — 


Ho  have  your  favor  of  yesterday,  and  regret  that  we 
have  only  a  few  days  ago  parted  with  the  last  Speed  Indicators 
we  had  in  stock,  and  it  may  be  a  few  weeks  before  we  can  have  a 
fresh  supply. 

Just  12  months  ago  we  sehj  six  of  these  machines  to 
the  "Edison  Light  Company",  and  you  may  be  able  to  see  one  or 
the  other  in  Hew  York. 


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Construction  Dept., 


Dear  Sir;— 

We  just  received  your  telegram  inquiring  time  t-f  *.j 
in  which  we  could  deliver  Indies ters. 

As  we  could  only  guess  at  it,  we  have  preferred  to  inq-tti 
inquire  by  cable/ how  soon  we  could  cor5  upon  the  shipment  or  it, 
and  will  give  you  our  answer  to-morrow  morning  by  wire,  should 
they  be  in  stoak,  they  can  probably  be  delivered  in  three  weeks, 
otherwise,  it  «ay  take  four  ta  five  weeks. 

Toure  respectfully. 


Mr.  Thomas  A.  Edison, 

New  York,  N.  Y. , 

Dear  Sir:  — 

We  received  this  morning  a  cable  massage  from  our 
friends,  saying  that  they  could  sh*p  24  Speed  Indicators  within 
a  month,  of  which  we  informed  you  by  wire,  and  received  since 
your  message  asking  us  to  order  them,  which  we  have  do*  to-night 
by  cable. 

We  remain,  dear  sir. 


Your*  respectfully, 


TEXTILE  MACHINERY 
COTTON  and  MOHAIR  YARNS, WOOL  ETC. 


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1883.  Edison,  T.A.  -  Unsolicited  Inquiries  (D-83-018)  [not  filmed] 

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folders. 


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The  Boston  Edison  Foundation 
Cabot  Corporation  Foundation 
Carolina  Power  and  Light  Company 
Consolidated  Edison  Company  of 
New  York,  Inc. 

Consumers  Power  Company 
Coming  Glass  Works  Foundation 
Duke  Power  Company 
Exxon  Corporation 
Florida  Power  &  Light  Company 
General  Electric  Foundation 
Gould  Inc.  Foundation 
Gulf  States  Utilities  Company 
Idaho  Power  Company 
International  Brotherhood  of  Electrical 
Workers 

Iowa  Power  and  Light  Company 


Mr.  and  Mrs.  Stanley  H.  Katz 
Matsushita  Electric  Industrial  Co.,  Ltd. 
McGraw-Edison  Company 
Middle  South  Services,  Inc. 

Minnesota  Power 

New  Jersey  Bell  Telephone  Company 
New  York  State  Electric  &  Gas 
Corporation 

North  American  Philips  Corporation 
Philadelphia  Electric  Company 
Philips  International  B.V. 

Public  Service  Electric  and  Gas 
Company 
RCA  Corporation 
Robert  Bosch  GmbH 
San  Diego  Gas  &  Electric 
Savannah  Electric  and  Power  Company 
Schcrlng  Plough  foundation 
Texas  Utilities  Company 
Thomson-Brandt 
Transamcrica  Dclaval  Inc. 

Westinghousc  Educational  Foundation 
Wisconsin  Public  Service 
Corporation 


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Rutgers,  The  State  University  of 
New  Jersey 

Edward  J.  Bloustcin 
T.  Alexander  Pond 
Tilden  G.  Edelstcln 
John  GiUis 

New  Jersey  Historical  Commission 
Bernard  Bush 
Howard  L  Green 


National  Park  Service,  Edison 
National  Historic  Site 
Roy  W.  Weaver 
Edward  J.  Pershey 
Smithsonian  Institution 
Bernard  Finn 
Arthur  P.  Molclla 


EDITORIAL  ADVISORY  BOARD 

James  Brittain,  Georgia  Institute  of  Technology 
Alfred  D.  Chandler,  Jr.,  Harvard  University 
Neil  Harris,  University  of  Chicago 
Thomas  Parke  Hughes,  University  of  Pennsylvania 
Arthur  Link.  Princeton  University 
Nathan  Rcingold,  Smithsonian  Institution 
Robert  E  Schofield,  Iowa  State  University 


CORPORATE  ASSOCIATES 

William  C.  Hlttinger  (chairman),  RCA  Corporation 
Edward  J.  Bloustcin,  Rutgers,  The  State  University  of  NJ. 
Cees  Bruynes,  North  American  Philips  Corporation 
Paul  J.  Christiansen,  Charles  Edison  Fund 
Philip  F.  Dietz,  Westlnghouse  Electric  Corporation 
Roland  W.  Schmitt,  General  Electric  Corporation 
Harold  W.  Sonn,  Public  Service  Electric  and  Gas  Company 
Morris  Tanenbaum,  AT&T 


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Associate  Director  and  Microfilm  Editor 


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Helen  Endlck 


Research  Associates 
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Mary  Ann  Hellrigel 
David  W.  Hutchings 


Secretary 
Grace  Kurkowskl 


Student  Assistants 


Leonard  DeGraaf 
Alan  Stein 
Jacquelyn  Miller 


Joseph  P.  Sullivan 
Karen  Kozak 
Granville  Miller 


BOARD  OF  SPONSORS 


Rutgers.  The  State  University  of 
New  Jersey 

Edward  J.  Bloustcin 
T.  Alexander  Pond 
Tilden  G.  Edelstcln 
John  Gillis 

New  Jersey  Historical  Commission 
Bernard  Bush 
Howard  L  Green 


National  Park  Service,  Edison 
National  Historic  Site 
Roy  W.  Weaver 
Edward  J.  Pershcy 
Smithsonian  Institution 
Bernard  Finn 
Arthur  P.  Molcila 


EDITORIAL  ADVISORY  BOARD 

James  Brittain,  Georgia  Institute  of  Technology 
Alfred  D.  Chandler,  Jr.,  Harvard  University 
Nell  Harris,  University  of  Chicago 
Thomas  Parke  Hughes,  University  of  Pennsylvania 
Arthur  Link,  Princeton  University 
Nathan  Reingold,  Smithsonian  Institution 
Robert  E.  Schofield,  Iowa  State  University 


CORPORATE  ASSOCIATES 

William  C  Hittlngcr  (chairman),  RCA  Corporation 
Edward  J.  Blousteln,  Rutgers,  The  State  University  of  NJ. 
Cees  Bruynes,  North  American  Philips  Corporation 
Paul  J.  Christiansen,  Charles  Edison  Fund 
Philip  F.  Dietz,  Westlnghouse  Electric  Corporation 
Roland  W.  Schmitt,  General  Electric  Corporation 
Harold  W.  Sonn,  Public  Service  Electric  and  Gas  Company 
Morris  Tanenbaum,  AT&T 


FINANCIAL  CONTRIBUTORS 


PRIVATE  FOUNDATIONS 

Alfred  P.  Sloan  Foundation 
Charles  Edison  Fund 
The  Hyde  and  Watson  Foundation 
Geraldine  R.  Dodge  Foundation 


PUBLIC  FOUNDATIONS 
National  Science  Foundation 
National  Endowment  for  the  Humanities 


PRIVATE  CORPORATIONS  AND  INDIVIDUALS 


Alabama  Power  Company 
Amerada  Hess  Corporation 
AT&T 

Atlantic  Electric 

Association  of  Edison  Illuminating 
Companies 

Battellc  Memorial  Institute  Foundation 
The  Boston  Edison  Foundation 
Cabot  Corporation  Foundation 
Carolina  Power  anil  light  Company 
Consolidated  Edison  Company  of 
New  York,  Inc. 

Consumers  Power  Company 
Corning  Glass  Works  Foundation 
Duke  Power  Company 
Exxon  Corporation 
Florida  Power  &  Light  Company 
General  Electric  Foundation 
Gould  Inc.  Foundation 
Gulf  States  Utilities  Company 
Idaho  Power  Company 
International  Brotherhood  of  Electrical 
Workers 

Iowa  Power  and  Light  Company 


Mr.  and  Mrs.  Stanley  H.  Kau 
Matsushita  Electric  Industrial  Co.,  Ltd. 
McGraw-Edison  Company 
Middle  South  Services,  Inc. 

Minnesota  Power 

New  Jersey  Bell  Telephone  Company 
New  York  State  Electric  &  Gas 
Corporation 

North  American  Philips  Corporation 
Philadelphia  Electric  Company 
Philips  International  B.V. 

Public  Service  Electric  and  Gas 
Company 
RCA  Corporation 
Robert  Bosch  GmbH 
San  Diego  Gas  &  Electric 
Savannah  Electric  and  Power  Company 
Schcring  Plough  foundation 
Texas  Utilities  Company 
Thomson-Brandt 
Transamcrlca  Delaval  Inc 
Wcstinghouse  Educational  foundation 
Wisconsin  Public  Service 
Corporation 


A  Note  on  the  Sources 

The  pages  which  have  been 
filmed  are  the  best  copies 
available.  Every  technical 
effort  possible  has  been 
made  to  ensure  legibility. 


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A  SELECTIVE  MICROFILM  EDITION 
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(1879-1886) 


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.  9~?3-016  [continued]  through  0-83-019 
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t-°  ship  to  Australia  for  you,'  especially  if  vro  have  to  »!*>,  by 
Peabody* s  out  tors,  wo  shall  have  to  use  extra  packing, 

1  a!.So  b0':  Su  hand  you  herewith  price  list  of  the  Jilec- 
trie  Tube  Company  for  tubing  oh  throb  wire  system.  Those  prices 
are  subject  to'  variations  in  tho  prico  of  iron  piping  and  of  copper 
I  will  send -you  si  'price  lint  for  lamps  by  Saturday’s 
mail.  I  have  been  unable  to*  got  this  out,' owing  to  the  absence 
of  -iR  Upton,  the  Manager  of  the  J.niap  Factory.  '  1 

I  understood  from  you  v/hon  you  wore  hero,  timf  'yuu'  lVad' 

"obtained  from  fiorgmann  R  r,o.  their  prices,  . ;  • 

Very  truly  -yours, 


Enclosure, 


/rs'3  roy  ,o3 


Gopt,  3rd,  3. 


Charles  batoholor,  fisq,  - 

l'dris,  Prone  a,  • 

Uy  Dear  Hateholor:-  • 

I  find  that  I  did  nut  answer  your  lot  tor ’oi"' 
”'tho  Aiith,  Juno,'  asking  mo  to  explain,  how  it  was  thorov/as  o'  cross 
'on  the  maans,  in  the  down  town  district  which  tho  safoty.  c'atchds' . 
did  not .take  care  of,  and  which  y/as  only  got  rid'  of  by  putting  on' 
engine  aft  or  engine  until  a  pU'oeO'  of.  tub'd  v/as'  burnt  right  off. 

You  will  roiiiiiiiibo'r  tins  .safety catches  wore  only 
put  on  one  polo  of  tho  systofci.  ’h  the  first  ease  jhoy  aro  ‘recti¬ 
fied  in  th.o  inside  wire  work  !b^  vising  a  double- safety  catch,  but 

*tho.  'underground  system  was  still  loft  v/it]y  only  Ono  side,- conso^-’ ' 
on 

'■'qiaont'3y,  when  tho  grounds  appeared  tho  unprotected  aide  of  tho  • ' 

...  -.  .J- 

circuit,  a  short  oiroflit  v/as  inevitable.  Do  you  understand?  .  " 

X  a.i'.'/pry  porr  on  electrical  descriptions,  and  more  especially'' 
when  it  refers  to  a  subject  that  .1  aia  not  really  conversant  with,' 

'  .!£'  enclose  you  'herewith'  copies  'of  'two  Sketches  drawn;  by 

Edison,,  the  original  of  which  I  hayo'  sent  to  l,iob,  hilon,  This 
v/ill  >'hov/  you  exactly  what  m'  u'so  at  tho  central  station  as  an. 
anipore  rciob'rdor..  It  is  attached  to  the  omnibus  main  in'^tho' .'st'a**-. 


*XMH 


3 

tion.  Pradl'oy  earof  ully  recorded  tho  movement!)  of  tho  noodlo  and  ..Si. 
compared  those  with  the  stoom  ourtls  tahon  at  tho  seme  time  and  thon 
arrived  at  .  tho  exact  number  of  lamps  indicated  aa  being  on  by  tho 
mo'voraonts  of  tho  noodlo.  tie  then  proparod  a  acalo,  and  attached" 
it  to  the  recorder,  so  that  when- a  dofldetlon  of  tho  nootlX'o  ’tiiikos  ' 
place  it  will  'point,  oat  exactly  the  'numb or  of  lamps  burning  on  tho 
system  at  that  moment.  The'  thin'R  'works'  very  well 'indeed,  and  it  s 
is  very  interesting  to  watch  its  moVor.iohtW.’ '  ‘  ff  it  happens  to  bo 
a  shov/ery  dayj  and  a  cloud  suddd'ni’y  comos  up,  tlio  ntuabon  of  lights 
put  in'  Vi  thin  a  row  muraontsis  vary  largo,  as  is  shown  by  .'thy.  ’ ' 
liofiection'  of  tlio  noodlo,  .  ‘  ' 

Very  truly  yours,  '  '='■ 


/S' 83-  oj  ,  o  3 


•/l.  rfliav/,  Bflq.  •  ■ ;  . 

/)  v/i  j  ]  liiiaapwi't ,  l’onna. 

■  /Dow  Sir;  — 

"!<i  J’avo  ftf.iin  puna  inno  i,’v 


t  c  <>nt  rail  station 


’**  ’°  “  1M'  •***>  «*»•  «  >"*  *l»  -no 

sui tod  fop  our  purpose;  ■  ;  . 

Very.  truly  yours, 


//S3  =</.<,  3 

Sop  tombin'  3rd.  3 

Tho  Arming tun  Sims  (Jo. 

.  i'rovidonoo,  H.  X . 

Doar  Sirs:- 

I  havo  not  yot  roooivod  anything  from  you'  stating  '* 
wh'ohtor  you  can  and  how  soon-  you  can  ship  niS  ii  '*!  X  10  onuinoa. 

All  that  wo  havo  is  to  tho  oi'foct  that  you  can  ojiipp  throw  nooks 
from  tiio  receipt  of  order.  1  iUc  Vaitirii/'  t'o’-  cable  to  London  on 
tliis  pointy  -inU  would  urge  you' ‘to"  lot  mo  havo  tho  ansv/or  immodiato- 
l/'l#  wiro.  '  ••  ••••»- 

Very  truly  yours,  *  ■  ■■■■<..<< 


/:S'<3-o^ ...  03 


Hops,  rtrd.  iub«»# 

liharlos.  '7.  v/ostorvolt,  Em[.  - 

Hoar  Mir:-  1  * 

iloforrinij  to  your  "ravor  of  the  :10th.  ulto.,  I  thmfc  you 
aro  in  error  in  stntini;  that  I  charcoU-yon  oith  beinj;  diulioriost.' 

I  )i rui  .information  which  led  1.10  So  boliovo  Shat  aor.iethin; : 
or  Very  -.peculiar  character  had  Sal.on  piano  with  rolation  to  th'o 

with  it. 

innooont,  and.  that  ir  anything  \7rohy  occur  rod  in  relation  to  the 
above  wa S So r,  you  no  eo  -noWron  v/hasovor  with  it. 

-  Very  truly  yours,  •  . 


•'  •  '  rX  1  i}0' *  j  ■  !vS  i[, 


V>iv/  truly 


r  possible,  _  ip  you 
.  JwslltUuJu 
puW.iiegr'"  ■■' 


t3y  vrhoro  yuii  will  go  to'  aft  b 
>u.t  v/ ill  let  you  J;no'./  ’i'n  'fjVo  1 


/gS-'3  op.  o3 
:iApt;»Yi!>or  n 

J-.  \l.  Kor-'dll,  ;;sq. 

340  Mnasaa  struct,  city, 

!?«forrini!  tv  your  faro?  of  tho  :Ust,  i  havo  hoard  from 
Jir.  ConJi3.±hf'  smoo  you  nacr  hiu,‘  and'  rsy  imtor  to  you  vras  in  o on- 
noquoncij  of  u  corar.iuni oat,  ion  fr-oi.  hiri-  matin#  that  1k»  would  act  Tor 


/(FiPJ  ^ 


^ou  '"■*  i-iriil,  undo;-,  separate  eovor,  map  of 
•.oiuoflvi'f.'  with  rod  circle  marked  theroon. 

:  J.>aso  have  tho  ,  noo  of  lota  obtained,  that  arc  for  sa; 
./xtlua  ,3i»  ■*.<>«  i.ia.vu.l,  and  aond  same  to  us,  together  with  the 
so'nt'  horov/ith.  •  : 

V/o  vmnt  the  lota  marked  distinctly  on  tho  map,  ana  shall 
bo  clad  t„  havo  full  information  aW  to*  We  ;ftlzoa  of  each  lot, 

.  tj,0  r.rioe  of  saiiio,  tho  naturrt  o'f -tl.'o  noil  and:  y/hothor  there  are 
any  bull dangs  on  the  lots,  tho  oharoctor  of  same  and 

sisseV  ' 1  ' 

v/o  are  waiting  for  tho  location  of  control  stations  W' 
"NoVth  Ad  was, -arid  Pittsfield.  Please  lot  us  have. those  as  soW  as 
possible.  ' 

Vory  truly  yours, 


/?S3 


•?  'OS 


Copt.  3rd.  3 

kq.IP.it  Flood  Pago,  uon’l.  Manager,' 

.  Edison’ s  Indian  a  colonial  Electric  go,  . 

*  •  I-onUon,  E.  c,  England. 

‘"-'oar  'Sir;— 

You  usi.od  for  a  statoijont,  whon  you  V/oro  horo,  of'tha  • 
number  of  Ariaington  «  oiiaa  oii’ginocr  used'  by  usV 

I  onclooo  yuu  a  lint'  Vhi'oh  gi'vo's  'you'  tho  ongmoa  shipped 
up  to  July,  luu.’t,  v/o  aro  o rdo ring" '  fho So  anginas  right  along,  so 
that  this  .list,  up  tv  this  daVo1,  ’is  incomplete, 

"  «ory  truly  yours, 


■  Sor-tombor 


,  Court'd  :i.  J  iitj.i,  E«q, 

i*’i’anciaeo,  orir.'"  '  ! ' 

••uajfontes*  sir:- 

X  rin.t  that  your'  lot.ter  of  4ho  nothjuly.  has  boon 
uiislnou,  Iion,:o  :  ,|ol,ty  in  nor!  y_,  tu 

t  mi  ai'Mi-su  to  you  run  siio  loss  of fiuo  Onuor  r o-y 
'  «“"*•»»<»  “u  •>*•  foUWMon  ol>uut  a.,-  n.,s-.0r,  and  too,,  that 

Uuui.l  hoar  ftvu  you  a,-,  soon  an  it  oooumod  to  ^ 

T  ':,!■■  -you  lumui/itii  a  liaj.iuuaini'uni  iuoi  nyou  by  iir. 
liJiuu,,  no  to  If  «  (loo's  no-;  ,,iv«  you  all  sbo  inroi- 

iMtion  you  .liMiro  in  relation'  t„  tbin  iiattir,-,  r,looso  notify  no 
as  to-"',,;, a;  fu'riW  you  „„ul,l  Jilo  us  oyplain,  «,  I  sill; 
you  Vroiiiptly, 

Vory  truly  youro,  • 


/<W  -0 


Xnfuturo  f-loaso 


ssiblo,  sho  tii 


Vf  :Al1  l  ublio  ;'an-V  libraries  />«.,  *3  tJus  i 


Very  •  1 1'al'y’  yours,’ 


I 


■M 


/fti- 

:-vv)30B.6.«ab©r  3rd.  .  3 

Edison  lamp  Co. 

Harrison,  3J.  J. 

pear  .Sira;- 

HoforrinB  io  -yoi^  of  the  noth,  ult,, 

I  thiuk  at  ,/«Mlu  bo  advisable  to  stick  to  i.*’  fibroo  and  try 

ami  v/ort  oi  trio  Xlfo. 


vary  truly  yunra, 


/  ??3  ej.  03 


Charles  V.  iJiij-lujs, 

.  K.  hotel,  • 

;i,  •  yt 

2  aon.i  you  by  this  wail.  Map  of  hav/burgh  with  tv/u  circles 
thereon,-  and  i*-all  bo  glad  if  you  wall  lot,  us  have  a  waooron.iiM  of 
•6J10  lots  for  a 31  a  within  that  area,'  giving  tho  siao  and  pi.i0.,  of 
each  3ot  and  tho  nature  of  the"  soil,'  and  whether  there  are  any 
buildings  on  tho  lots,  and  if's'c,  the  character  u*  aawB  anu  Bizo 


of  s'oiap,  1 

It  i/ouu  i,o  iMtmu,  to  I,avo  oontral  st„!it,0  in_ 
or  :1"  “'-*10  M  ««  if  nit  toW  of  -.1,0  oit-olo  lot. 

In  MMim  tl,„  oSov,  Infomoslo,,  ploost,  mun(  tI,0 
with  tho  lots  mot-hot!  iiistinotly  tliot-oun. 

Very  'truly  yours, 


~  "  V 

/f  r  3-e^  -<5>j 


aopt.  am. 


'.V.  «*■  Andrews, 


If  tit'i  :.uni>ury  engineer  should  got  ^c|'j  could  his 
bi’OtjlOj’  i’iiil  tllO  StUtloU? 

no  /uu  u hi nk  that  oho  engineer  and  his  brother  ouu3r,.i 
"  aiisve,;  'olio  .({uobb iuits  v/ith  relation  iu  tho  engineer  and '  iaotiir  ,/ur!.,’ 
.which  Mr.  Mdisoii  sunt  /uu  utiii  which-  you  answered?  '  <  •' 

Can  you  give  no  any  'i'rffoW.iAoiuri  'o’f  tho  'total  number  of 

lights  connected  at  .."unbury?  f » -» -■  •»  <  - -=  ■  - . •• 

I  havo  telegraphed  tfiti'g  norning  to  Mr.  .Harr  asking  bin  to 
'soria'  Hulls  tho  wi reman, -s/ho  is  how  at  Runbury,  to  report  ti.1  you' 

'at'  Shornokin.  This  nan  is  supposed  to  t each  tho  permanent'  l'bc’ul  ' 
man  .-.it'  .ihaiaokiii,  but  ponding  Mr.  Milison’  a  arrival  there,  I  do  hot 
want  .:uiy  arrahg amenta  made  with  a  lucul  man,'  as  iir.  Mdisoii  wishes  to 
choose  urio  hinsblf.  If  lilt  iwty  desire's  sumo  houses  v/irod,  you 
had  'sot  tor  as!  liii.t  tu  engage1  such  a  non  as  holla  v/oulu  wish  to 
assist  him,  say  a  local  carpenter.  This : oh'ffojionont  should  not  bo 
"of  a  permanent  character,  but'  otfly  by  tho  day*  2  want  you  to  oeo 
that'  Molls  dues  his  work  well  and  oconoi iically,  and  also  de'si'r'tf " 
—fJVa't  you  should  look  up  some  jobbing  carpenters  in  ohar.iul.in,''  's‘o‘"! 


/ft  3  -09-03 


tlidt  whoa  !.ir,  Rilisuii  goon  shorn,  ho  v/ill  havo  lifctlo  difficulty  in 
piclinji  oul'Sho  Man  ho  wants.  . 

On  Monday  I  sJiall  soml  »«n  J.oonarU  to  toko  thn  plac'd  of 

Kavo  writ  ton  Mui't-Mami  aMont.  iho'  m/i  S'oh'o'.t. 

Ydr/  ‘truly  yoU'rs, '  ‘  ' 


)fl3  -  -03 


to  non 1 1  you  horowi th  another  map  of  i-olDofonto. 

The  ewntraJ  station  wo  havo  chosen  is  on 'J  amb  fiSro’oty  lo  t 
40  :t  T30.  '  • 

Yo'i  v/il 3  havo  to  {jet. a  j  onait  So  run  our  feeders  from'  Sho 
bay),  of  til o  lot  So  the  rod"  lj.il <3(1  f  and  t] to  CviifSO  OUr  feeders  Y/lll 
take  is  indicated  by  tins  white  Tlh’oW  bri  th-V  imp. 

Mouse  soo  if  you  ctfif ’n'tft  .'th'i’a' 'po'n.iit  ,.  anti  rot  urn  tlio 
map  to  us  at  tlio  earliest  iVotfdi'b'i'o’ Woinont . 

v/o  will  nUviso  you  by  t olograph  whore  to  i-o  after  you 
ff'ot  through  at  Uollefonto. 

You  will  notice  attached  to  the  maps  sent  you  some  r'o- 
’iiiarl's  by  . tin  rtp^jjuo,  which  will  explain  to  you’  what  permit's  are 
required',  in  addition  to  thos’o  stated  to  you-  wh’on  you  v/oro  horn. 

'  Vary  truly  yours,  '•  .  . 


JfS3-°<!  -"-5 


Sopt amber  t.rd-.  3 

Major:  flood  Pago,  0011*1.  tianacov,  . 

uiiisoii’  a  Indian  .&  uolonial  Uloctric  co. 
london,  fi,  C,  .  fins 3  and. 

Hoar  oiV:-  ... 

uiliilobOd  liOrOVltil  plod BO  find  3t  atoiiloUv  of  «r.  fidison  as- 
to  canvassing  tov/ns  for  contra!'  st.it  ion'  purposes,  alsoms  tat  ament 
as  to  tlio  progrorfs  of  our  busiifiJss  in  Vtooriou.  If  you  desire  any 
further  information  on  those  p'o'in't’S,'  plda'so  inform  me  and  I  nil 3 
write.  you.  fully  as  .to  the  Llatto'r, 

Very  truly  yours,  ..... 


/  ft t 


.‘JopuiMiibor  :srU. 


If  tho  Italian  (ioujvaiiy  \lill  giv.j  you  f  run  d.iOO-'V  .to  :5 
Sa.'jOO.'  a  yoar,  I  donnot  think  you  Would  bo  doing  ft.ottor  if  you\tuoh 
'i'Vou  thorn  a  throo  yoara  contrast, 

I  yank  it  would  bo -a  grout  mistake  to  u«o  ^)«i^iulaW»ro- 
,/itJi  relation  to  tin)  station.  IT  you  will  o ouuiuni c a t ' 'i/i th\ 

>.  \  i\, 

r.  Si'ntcholor,  I  havo.no  doubt  ho  v/ill  givo  you  all  tho  ii'|\T<).ri.iat:U;n 

Vou  nhould  .uso  an  ahiporo  motor  to  Vsliov/  tho  nuubdr  of  • 
right  a  on  tho  system  at  any  givon  timo. 

I  one lose  you  hoswith’ 'rough  shot oh  of  an  i n a t i'u ; Ii.'/rit  - tli at 
v/o  asp  "for '  tlus  {iH3>oso,  which  works  vary  wall  indood.  ” 

V<>i*y  truly  yours, 


Enclosure, 


tta  ■■‘f- 


H.  C.  Ijl'aeKiiiar,  Eaq, ;;iij>t . 


'"rJ  J"««-  -r  slio  IW,  also.,  o.iaronsoil 


to  »/  *»»,  >.*•  SuWo.l  ovop.So  poply  „  .^tumioo 

of  <l»  MUM  »ho  *!Oniia,:t'ail  s!„,  ooPpo.j.oMoaoa  Wish 
.  left  by  sow^eo.  '  • 

Ifliavo  oolla.1  fa:-  ■««  of  tl„,  w„i0  cos-poai.aajanoo  Vish 
you  in'  i  ol a<» ion  1.0  uhis  ria «  mir,  ami  >/ill  oriiioavor  to  no til o"  it' 
i«iaioly  sa.«  ia  in  uy  h an. la,  as  itis  yor/m^. 

fu]  to  uo  to  bo  ovapollou.to  have  doalingo  'with  any  ono  who  a'd-d'bts ' 
t!,°  voracity  of  statonontri  oi.ia;iatine  oithor  evw,  r.iy  own  oi'fic'o'.br 
t>«o  off i*  of  i.i/  ahoj,a,  tho  I'uifioii"  J.rac'bln’o  v/orJ.o. 

I  do  not  j.now  what'  Koto  boon  dono  in  tho  waiter  recently, 
boyond  your  Sottor  of  tho  J7thy  iu(,,a,V  rfo  unable  to  nay  any- 


tJuni'  further  than  thin  at  tlii’o1  'wi-iVint; 


Very  truly  /oar: 


-  lir.  •,.narov/a  vrritW  ixn  YdllWa ".nth  Solution  to  tho  nSw 
huuso  elianginj;  STfitchos:'-  •  ^ 

"On  .fartjwr  .oonuiiloratiori,'-T  tliinl;  tho  ’conn'octing  p'os'ts . 
on  tloUblo  i.iam  ev/it  oh  should  bo  liatlo  on  snrao  pat  torn  ana  si  z<S  'as 
connecting  post  on  hoiitl-boanl.  of  ‘  "It'  dynamo,  as  thorn  v/ili'  bo.  '  ' 
tl.roo  Y/ii'os  running  to  ntseh  of  then,  ana.  it  will  bo  host  to  clakp' 
all  thro,*.*  ... 

'•/ill  you-  see  ‘tlintt  t'tii'B  is  Uoiio. 

Very1 ‘'truly  '/oiii;o,' 


fiopt.  OrU. 


Uharlos  'lifttchplor,  Esq. 

..  Paris,  Prarieo.  ‘  ■■  1  *•  — 

•Boar  oi'r:-  •  '  ■.:•■>' 

I  v/roto  you  duuo  Vino  'iiiae« 
pat'oifte,  ami  you  iiont  a  form  whioJris 

Vfliaft.  v/o  want  to  got  is  a  copy  of  art  official  pm  -.’dr' W  •  • 
o -dor  iouuo.i  'ay  tim  Italian  Covornnont  in  ro3poiiao  to  an  applica¬ 
tion  for  prolongation  of  a  patent. 

VoVy  truly'  yourc. 


■oforonc‘0  to  ItailiaW 
oxactly  what  io  roqu'iroa 


Uoorf'o  1!.  Hopkins,  Ksn, 

<5—0  “HisiisnT.ii'ic  Ar.iori oxin"  ■ 
m>l  Hwndv/ny,  01  ny. 


T  iiavo  your 
h of.  to  scat.o  tluit  you  < 
Trust  in;,'  that 


or  W  Mo’)/CoinboV  :<rd,  and  in  i 
:;o  My  homo  as  roi’oronco. 


~=='f4'4.- 


4?. 


/??3'oCj  , 


you  ::i:nlo  id  the  canv  »  a  of  "anbury,  111  omor  that  you  way  reunify 
then  in  funuvo:- 

■iVn:iK:(  lum.si:.  .\n  old  resident  oi  tw>  place  informs  uo 
that  thin  is  a  lari.’o  rand  first  class!  hotel.  You  fail  to  mention 
it  in  your  canvass. 

•ATl.-ilOAi)  IlKl-W.  You  only  show  two  lijjJ  tn  in  tho  tole- 
pfaph  office.  "hat  about  tho  VaitihfJ  rooms,  suporintoiuiont’  3 
offico,  platform  fic-V 

Ol'KHA  HOUKK.  You  fall  to  mom; ion  tlio  number  of  lifiht 
or  th‘o  approximate)  time  of  burning. 

)WH3iI,XMi«S.  \/hon  there  aro  only  two  or  throe  d./oiriri’Rs 
in  a  Tarpo  block  of  say  loot)  foot,  you  should  always  state  about 
ho v/  many  foot  those  houses  are'  'situated  from  a  curtain  corner,  aa 
it  la  more  than  likely  *  that  ■v/ith'out'this  information  the  lights 
vail  bo  improperly  located.1  iV  i'u  not  noco'ssary  for  you  to  Rivo 
us  the  exact  distance,  for  all' yrdViti’cul'  purposes  you  cun  arrive 

'  In  oroasmp  railroad  tracks,  bndRos  or  any  othpV  li’otico- 
abld  lund-marks,  ploaso  mention  than  m  your  canvass.  t  notice 


that  you  ponojrally  montion 
anythin)!  afooujt  brulpos. 

v/hon  thoro  aro  m 


olia,  but  you  onut  1 


alloy  it  la  unuficoaoury 


y.-.yvir,  t,o  nay, 


onto  nothin)'.,  nurtK  , 


sidn  nothing 


side  nothin?’ ir  you  would 


James  Shriuburno,  Esq. 

to  iJoriaanby  Vo r race,  ' 

butoshoud-on-Vyuo,  Kujilund, 

Dear  sir 

1  i>°»:  *u  aeitnov/3oUr.{o  rueuipt  of  your  favor  of  tho  iilst. 
ulto.,  and  note  what  you  i:ay  aw»ut''thii  double  wiiidihij  of  dynamos 
and  thread  carbons. 

...  1  * 

dyntuaus  li  a  yearn  ui;o ,  .and  ray  patent  in  about  a  year  bid  how. 

Xlo  have  mode  thread  carbons  but  prefer  usxni;  bamboo. 

7.  roitrot  to  say  that  I  ara  unable  to  avail  myself  of  tho 
opportunity  of  socurinp  your  Very  valuable  services,  us  I  have  no 

position  which  I  can  offer  you'. . 

Very  'truly  yours, 


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i 


'  =>/*■ 


Hotel  i-ulmor, 

T  liiivo  iiom  you  by  oHproas  tina  murium;  two  maps  of 
iluvorf'ill,  ouo  buini'  your  aotoruinatioji  and  cho  other  a  ilofomi- 
rfatibn  iruido  by  nr.  ulaudj.ua. 

T  wish  you  v/ouid  compare-  those  and  jot  mo  have  ,/our' 
final  ddnori.ar.ar.iun,  r  o  t  urniil^  both  map  a. 

X  would  Uhl  all'  lm'o'rinution  from  you  to  bo  nivon  in 
full  dor, ail,  ao  that  nothin):  nay  ariso  that  will  provont  our  noinc 
rif>ht  rihoad  und  tfottini:  our.  ba’r.iinatou'  ufVdr  naps  have  boon  rocoivod 

from  you.  . 

Vory  truly  yours, 


/<r<T3  'o<j  ,  oy. 

Sop'o.  4th. 


1'.  I).  Dyor,  i?sq. 

.'pyiin;  fluid,  Ohio. 

'  Doai*  Kir:- 

I  lnivo-your  -Lot  tor  of  tho  1st.  inufc. 

It  uooial  peculili-  tiuii  thu  towns  ia<iut ionod  by  you  should 

j  ,\..i  ■■■■•■ 

ha.  do  ad  to\ms.  .’!  j 

'■  shall  V)c  clad  to  houjr  o 


vVb’y  truly  yours, 


Y'\ 


I  fS2~ocj  _  0t+. 


sopt.  4th. 


'  ;  UiUson  Klocuvic  lllUMinatim: 


near  Sxr:- 

T  have  your  lot  tor  b C  tho  1st.  mat,  aim  m  reply 
Vfuuld  bo*:  to  state  that  I  will  retain  the  temporary  fixtures. 


■f  roftrot  •iwonortitiKl'y  the  delay  that  lias  occurred  in 
finishing,  tlio  lawroneo  Station. 

'■in  vail  commence  Blii'ppi'iiir  tubes  this  week,  and  wort:  will 
bo  proceeded  with  us  quiclly  as  posniblo. 


Vory  truly,  yours, 


-of- 


■Sjieneor  Hordon,  iiaq. 


Roforrini!  to  your  favor  of  thu  list.  i!!st,  I  uu  obliyod 
to  you  for  tins  umuisctiUo  u  you  of  for. 

'i/u  have,  liov/ovor,  u bto.ii uni.  Ur.  .'iuidiuif  forworly  tin  Oluriioli 
aas-istunt)  us  so)  -j  tun  ton  do  n't  of  tli’o  i/u  Vi- a. 

i.:r.  Instill  hua  i.'ot  tins  touts  or  of  tiui  amounts  j.11  hand,.  and 
has 'hud  an  oxjiort  wori.iun,  on  thoui  fur  a  wool'..  7.  u in  f.'.lud,  libuovor, 
to  say  that  thorn  is  nothin!’,  v/ronii  with  tiioin.' 


Vory  truly  ydura, 


Sept,  dtlu  1UU3. 


Charles  Batchelor',  Esq. 


iv'o'U  a  1  e  t'tor,  subsequent  to  mi! 


ho  4th.  alto.,  which  will'  rally  explain  matters  at;  the  liaison 


v/hat  I  referrai:  do  whu'ix’ybu  wore  over  horn  ■ 


which  Dunn  made  about  SO, 000.  or  S10,0P0.  The  contract  work  'of 

tv^yOC 

tho  shop,  which  I  referred  to,  is  tlio  piece  work,  on  which  th'.^mon 
have  Triado  a  Very  Croat  deal  of  money.  So  far  wo  have  boon  uhiiblo 
to  find  out'  whether  Dean  h'ad  'any  arran'cement  with  his  men  by  which  x 
he  yet  a  share  of  this  moiiWj.  '  '  However,'  w'e  had  sufficient  other 
matters  to  . show  Edison  that  it’ Vms  he'cesaary  'to  hive  Dean  the-G.B? 

I  may  say  that  T  lfavV' detained ^ a  release  from  Dean,  by 
which  .the  .amount  still  due  'arraujsdmont  UOimtu  made  with 

him'is.'VaVod  out.  Wo  sdvuj.'S7 ,! by  this  roloasd,  whieh'.wili  co 
a  slicht  measure  towards  whatUhe  Edison  Uachiue  Works  hatf  io'»t 
by  Bean’ s  ‘dishonesty.  \ 

'  1  ‘  V'o’u  will  soe  that  there ^is  no  necessity  to  «ivo  Edison  th 

tho  advijjjo  to  toko  strenuous  weasdi*os,  mentioned  in  the  laotor 
ond  Of  your  letter.  He  had  already  taken  the  advice  before  your 

;  ■  .  a  .. 


/ft3'oy  '0<f- 

5u|Jt.  4th. 


CUuL  C^AamiaM Lzu-tC'  &Le»^n L 

...  "  * 

,-j  (t  f  Yory  truly  yuura, 

d..£ 


lutttsr  cai.io  to  litiHJ. 
vtio 


-ay.  Otf- 


.  '  Mops.  <Uh.  3 

unorpo  t',  Ijl i :■■  Kaq,  uonorai  supt. 


I  havo  you*.*  iocs  or  or  August  wiish,  yxth 
r.r  A,  J  ■  .-<mi tit,  in.  voluBiun  bo  Bho  inaccuracies  m 


enclosure  i‘ror.1 
sr.o  blue  print 


.'ill  you  plenum  aoktho  1-roai 
no  speaks  oi‘  on  tho  mupv 

I  v/ould  cu/:i'osB  shat  you  ahou 

'./bother  it  v/oulil  bo  a  (to od  pociBion  i‘or 
you  iiUKht  |  urohaoo  a  Iob  v/mch  would  ra 
ciuotoro  bo  a  very  hirii  ri/juro,  oi/inr  bo 


jiib  bo  luako  Bho  corrections 

[  non  buy  a  Iob  uiieiI  you 
opportunity  to  calculate 


’■/ill  you  please  hurry  forward  the  information  asked  for 
aboat'  hoonuii  lots  on  Adjust  l:>th.,  also  aond  us  a  map  or  Appleton 
as  soon  as  possible. 


Very  truly  yours, 

'  ’  '-ita-io. 

-  J 


fff3  *>  7  -  o  •+ 


with  Li. is  vj. rim 
a  200  ohm  3  map, 
you  should  );u t 
runt  off  from 


.  i- 'ill  'U'/ur  to  yoursolf.  You  should  wj.ro  for 
id  m  i-lmsos;  whoro  fihoru  uro  100  lights  and  ovor, 
Sv/o  aoj.uruti;  ay's  turns,  so  that  wo  can 
ii  tii-J  A  ulkl  ■-,(  sidu  of  Shu  tliruo  wi ro 
! VoVy  truly  yours, 

gtU. 

'! 


1 

i 


-*-*233* 


//fj  oCf  'O 


SulJt. 


•nii. 


Charles  hatcholor,  iiwij. 


I  havu  yo'ur  favor  of  the  iaoth,  mid  ah  reply  to  a;u,io 
Would  say  that  tho  sooner  you  null  leave  l-urle  tho  hot  tor. 

There  is  plenty  of  wort,  here  to  do  mid  very  few  of  ua  to  do  it 
1  ism  tsoxiii!  to  write  to  the  hurls  Company  offerim;  tin 
1  limp's  at  lower  prices. 

Very  truly  yours, 

3 


Jff3  '°j  ■  o<+- 


Jiopt.  4th.  3 


;"‘,Moasrs.  uorifiaaiin  «  uo. 

XU.i  AVOIIUU  13,  City, 
noar  Kars;— 


date  or  Aufju at  7th', 
bill  for.  six  arc  li( 

SHm**:.  1/322 


receipt  oi  a  lottor  from'  tin  nape  hoi  or,'  under 
in  which  ha  states  that  ho  has  rnvnivod  a 
;hto  oomploto  with  Rlubos  ana  carbons,  value 


-  no  vxsnos  to  know  XY  VHo'so  aro  Ur.  ijoaoa'orc  lij-hts,  hnd 
says  if  tivoy  aro,  it  was  understood  botvoen  .Mr.  Navarro  ana  himsel  f 
tii.it  those  loiif>a  would  bo  sent  as  experimental  ones,  ana  ho  was  not 
oxpoctod  to  pay  anything  for  thorn.  •  . 

,J1  o;i3o  lot  mo  know  what  1  shall |  say  'in  answer  to  nr. 


itcholor. 


j  sujrt.  4th.  f! 

5ha»,  Hsq. 

Y/illicunsport}  i>  anna. 

ir:- 

Y/ill  you  plu.usu  hurry  forward  tho  information  in  ro'f- 
l;o  lots  as  lioek  :itavoh  and  Xonovo,  aont  you  about  August  3.0th 
Would  it  not  bo  possible  for  us  to  j?ot  information  of 
aturo  in  a  shorter  fciiaoY  '  Vt  scums  to  1.10  that  a  Month  is 
v/hilci  to  fco'nj,  a  i:iuj  ,  i'ii  Vrcl'or  to  juvo  tlio  information  v/u 


y.ory  truly  yours, 


/tTSS-ey  'O  ‘t- 


Doar  iiir:- 


j  have  your  lussor  by  Auptfst  Ulau'.  in  ro 
aiitinutc  ror  Yfiilxai.ispuri;.  ■  ■  > 

Vho  olootrxcal  doijortoll'jYiuioii  1'or  thxu  pla 
laa.lo  and  th»  ossxmaso  vrxll  bo'  boi«'  you  in  u  vary  sh 


/  pJ73  -<►  ^ 


A.  fit  u  art,  Esq,  Sooty. 

Ohio  Edison  Electric  Installation  Co, 

Cincinnati,  Ohio. 

near  Sir:- 

Oii  August  3.0th.  I  sent  you  blue  prints  oi  huuniltoh'  antf 
i.oorifdtown,.  anil  on  tho  K«tii.  a  bluo  print  of  Wuuhinf’tun  C.li. ,‘  ask- 
in;!  ini'on.v.ttion  in  relation  to  lots.  On  the  dsrd.  of  August  T 
again  wrote  you  uskiup  you  to'  hurry  this  information,  as  wo  worn 
TOiuiiK  for  it  and  could  do  hi/thin;:  Until  if  arrived. 

under  tho  impression  that  s'ukiu'  iVuTay  has  occurrod  with  v/inch  you 
aro  unacquainted.  Will  you  kindly  look  tho  matter  up,  and  havo 
those  maps, with  all  tho  information  on  thorn,  forwardod  to  rao  at 
tho  earliest  possible  moment,  uu  wo  can  do  nothin;!  towards  ltd ttm;: 
out  an  estimate  until  wo  receive  this  information. 

Very  truly  yours',' 


/  f$3-ocf. oS" 

•sept.  tith,  a 

Messrs.  Halo  £  Walcott, 

HU  Court  .'it root, 

Hoar  Kirs:- 

Your  letter  of  Au/'us.t  2»it)i,  ail<1>-osso<l  to  Mr.'  (ivosvonor 
P.  Xovrrey,  has  boon  roforrod  to  ho,  and  in  roply  T  boi;  to  ctato' 
that  I  have  hoard  noth  i  up.  l'l’on  Anders .  T r  yo.t  will  forward'  tho 

eonmi’s sion  to  uo  T  will  son  tlmt  Milton  V.  A*luii«»  deposition  is 
taken.  .  • 

Vory  truly  your'"," 

, .  . 

I  J  - 


/??3-ocf 


KOpt.  :i t h.  lUtiH. 


■Soldan,  Sui-c. 

I'M U sun  Kuchma  Works, 
3.04  (loornk  !>tro< 


van  yov 
mon  t  slibwirir  fcho  ni 
machines  thoy  an;  ( 
J  x'ni;  of  unfilled  uv 


Ioann  huvq  pr'oparod  and  sont  -to  mo  a  stato- 
nr  of  anw.i.urns  you  lmvo  on  hand,  what 
hnd  whothnr  class  A  or  i.v  X  also.  :tl 
ris,  of  which  yon  should  hoop  a  copy. 


Vo.-.-; 


trull  y  i 


/  o 


Kept.  :ith.  H 

Ktuart,  Sooty. 

Ohio  Krtirso'n  Kloct'rio  In's  tal  J  nuoji  nu. 

Cincinnati,  Ohio. 


your  favor  of  ;:<)). Vombor 


1!n  .roforonco  So  an  ontirinti;  for  a  1000  light  plant,  it 
is  ii.ipoRHii/jo  for -its  to  ri?’}  -i  an  er.tijnato  on  a  plant  of  that  sizo, 


nrs  wo  have  no  typo  of  dyiimio*  or  nni'ino  that  will  answer, 
v/o  can  non  (I  you  an  osta.11.uo.  for  "fin  uoo  light  plant  or  a  Hide)  light 
plant, -If  you  v/il J  lot  us  know  v/liiuh  ono  of  those  v/ill  bo  bust 
suxt.o/i;  to  your  purpose  wo  will  have  it  rorv/arilod  to  you  ut.  onoo. 

Trusting  that  your  efforts  in  rogaril  to  I’njua  will'  bo  . 


'fours'  vory  truly, 


/f/i 


K.  T.  Oroonfi-:i3  <1,  Kan. 

■  A'jy.  Avonuo  if,  .  m 

Oaai*  Kir:-* 


•./ill  jfoii  jiloar.o  i 
on  VlucfcwoJ.1.3  Island,  V/nrdis 


y.’.bXo  ostiitaVif.' 


rui  y  yotu's,  ■ 

3L 


( ■&  S  J3  '  OS  -dC 

Kept ,  >th.  » 

Prank  s.  Wnrr,  Haq.  'Proas.  v  ' 

Hill  son  Bloctne  Illuminating  (Jo, 

!  Sunbury,  Pbnna. 

Will  you  bo  kind  enough 'to  .lot  mo  have. a  statement 
showing  tho  number  oi  consumers.  of  olootrio  light  m  Sunbury, 

also  the  amount  of  their  monthly  bills?  . 

rV  .  1  would  also  like'  a  st'nn'ornont  of  the  monthly  expenses  of 
t)io  gun  bury  central,  station. 

1  would  bog  to  remind'  you  that  wo  are  still  without  a 
eheelt  for  tho  balance  duo  upon  our  oontj’act,  (sy,40U. ) 

.  very  truly  yours,  •  •  .  . . 


IffS-otj-c  S' 


'top  t  author  dth. 


.  J.  Spraf'wo,  Usq. 

Potol  nolnont, 

Prod  ton,  ass. 

;r  havo  you;*  lottor  of  !toptoi;tb«r  <Jth,  at  id  in  roply  v/ould 
say  that  I  havo  ordorod  tho  ut.ro,  blot/  plpo  and  ruhbor  tubtonR  tv.- 
ho  forv/ardod  to  you  at  onoo. 

Thbrat’oroncb' t,o  soldo--*,' vh;/  nan  y  u  not  liuS  ilUR  at  Suit: 
local  atom  and  eharpo  it  up  m  your  oxpnna»s¥ 

T  havo  ordOvj^lir.  l-ruoai  to  ship  you  t.ho  insulating 
that  you  roquiro. 

T.  also  have  your  r/oYofPmn  «>l’  this  morninp,  and  havo 
forv/ardod  by  express  a  blank  chart  op  I’all  .Rivor, 

As  repardn  xnsido  /irim 1  t olonraphed  you  this  murnuifr 
that  Vo  worn  at  tend  ini’,  to  this  oursolvos. 


Vory  tr.il 


•  -  /era-^  -  o 

f»-  •  ''tii.  -  a 

•jirjll.  Campbell,  'Kstf. 

•  i  ,5  '  -  ttonovo,  r-onna. . 

near  fur;.- 

I  »oo  mMN  tlu=  m„rni,,c  iit],  a  amf,  rm.  Si0^ 

Urawri'  by  you  at  Uollofonto,'  r-a. 

T  was  under  tho  ifeij  i-ossion  that  I 
;  explained  to  you  on  a 

bveninn  in. -tho  orfico  here  tji.it  it  was  only.-tinder  -exceptional 
circumstances  that  T  alluv/od  any  of’  my ’’canvassers  or  otlior  trav¬ 
ailing  omployens  to .  draw  ujipn  idcf'.'fijr  iionoy,'  ov/inf;  to  tho  confusion 
which  .'those  drafts  caiiso  in  th'b'  'office,  oven  whon  drawn  at  dno 
day'  s 'si'fjJVt/"  T  only  extend'  this 'priviloijo  v/hen  t Jioro  is  ifc/'Vt’hor 
v/ay'ijf  furnishing  them  with  money.  . ‘■'1 

....  .  y<,u  worQ  to  soh<i  mo’ your  expense 'account  with  a, 

'  lit  tl  o  rdrjJlarity,  it  would'  ohablur.ib  to*  have  "a  hot  tor  idon  of  . 
how  your  finances  stand.'  T  havo  only  received  0110  oxponso  account, 
from  you  since  you  started  out.  those  a’ta'tCrionts  should  bo  natlo 
to  mo  on  the  7th,  ldth,  2l3t.  a»d'2i>t)i.  day  of  each  month,  and  I 
^iUffa^-.that  in  future  f  will  receive  thorn  from  you  in  this  oriior, 
arid'  that'  you  will' molt o  no  were  drafts,-  excopt  when  directly  . 

■'authorised  todo  so,  • 

.  -  Vejry  'truly''  yours,  • 


/gts-o'l  -  o 


JJ.  Hhw,  K«q. 


rt'ho  net 

1  ocJi  i  '■iv on  i s  '  1  ij 

put  a  1,  ‘iOO.  L\f_:hi. 
in  the  la  ft  or. 


of  yojir  favor  uj,0  xnsv,  in 
at  .Tod:  Pawn  nnrl  Jtonovo. 

•  Of  lijjht.t  d.voroYi  ],y  „„r  district  in 
7;5y  lA»ihts-.  7.  /oulrl  thorolW 
U.o  foxjnoj* -piaco  and  a  -ion  JiKht  plant 


"Truly  yiiiiV 


sojit.  nth.  lliU3, 

rho  K'iisvn  Company  for  ts.  lnto-l  high ting , 

*>■'  JMriih  AVOIIUO,  c,x  .;.y. 

boar  S.iv.j;- 

-  ■  Sof/fl’Vini?  to  your  v'oqiiir,it;x,>ii  undo;-  data  of 

SO|>w):.ibov  ;>th,  asking  us  t.;  romiir  <>no  “}!» "amutm-o  from  th«  lu,st0n 
"Horrtltl* ,  X  bnc  to  inform  you'  this  Wuurs  has  its  shaft 
journal  on  tho  pul iny  sid'h  badly  o’Viti,'  and  it  will  noeossitato 
turning  off,  and  consoqusntlTWo  boaring  boxos'  now  in  th«  machines 
v/il’J  not'  bo 'available.  It 'will  .th'orofo'ro  bo  nococsary  for  .is'  t0 
m-vlio  a. how  box  for  the  journal,  ami  7.  shall  bo  u.Vu<l  to  .if  7 

Kayo  your  authority  f.,r  going  -ahead.  with  thin  worts.  ’  ■■•••• 

Yours  ‘truly,  '  •  . 


/ft*  -°7 


SOI  t.  Oth.  ltibH. 


Gustavo  Solti  an,  Hsq  fjupt. 

I'Misoh  Machino  V/orl.s, 

10-4  Ooqrck  Rtvoot,  <;ity. 

boar  Sir:-'  . * 

..  I  am  in  rot: nipt'  this  raorn'i'ni!  of  a  lotto?-  from  tho  (Jonr 
oi-ol  Parousor.Mf  tho  Isulatdd  ‘Cohip'nny  stnltinp  'that  tho  arrnuturo  sont 
tu  lialt  Utioi-Q  proved  to  bo.  too  's'Ku'tfi  for  'that  re'.Sehiho,  and  will 
havb  t.o’  bo  rb turned.  ,'l'ho  p'i'lTar  block's,  containing  tho'  phosphor 

bronze  boarin.os,  v/ilH  also  bo  returned.  ' 

T  boli ovo  you  sent  four  pounds  of'  babbitt  metal  and" 'two 
’sot’s  of'  ’Habbi'ttboarinfJs,  for  which  you  had  ho  requisition.'  ' 

,  _Vla" 8.  thoro  any  other  mat'oribl’  sunt  not  covered  by  an 
order?  _  .  .  ■  *  -  ■ 


P.  H.;  'S 

’  Dear  sir 

•Uh.  ins 
possibly 
inorninR.: 

Voturnod 
imfrfo  out" 
buTyou .  c 
the  Work. 


Sopt.  nth.  Jt 


»,  Esq. 

Williamsport,  l  onna. 


I  bo;:  to  acknowledge  tho  rocoipt  of  your  favor  of  the 
t,  and  in  roply  would-sa;/  that  T  Will  do  all  that  I 
can  to  send  you  thtf  oriUhirito  for  liellofonte  on  Saturday 


Williamsport  ||i  nov/ >TSiV&- tlotbrainocl,  and  it  cannot  bo 
.fron  hrocltph,  ^horcCYhad  to1  send  i^V  W  an  ostteato 
arid  forwarded  to  you  boforo  either  Monday  or  Turisduy1,;  '  • 
on  rest  assured  that  I  will  do  all'  :i*  ray  power  tV  Wither 


,fory  truly  yiTu'rs 


■  y 


icsrn,  UabcocJt  R  ’.711cox\  '  /' 

30  Courtlohdt  ^troof,  ''ftity;  '•  " 


Enc losod  ploaso  fi'Af  a^oottoii\ in- roforonco  to  oar 
«r;  E«>±son  sp'ofco  to  you  aboWt  y&jtorday.  • 

.  _•  :  -  •  Vory  truly  ,-^oars, 


i'W- 

'  Sopt.  7th.  1UU3... 

.).  Jlutchiiisou,  lisq. 

Dear  tfir:— 

I  bui'  to  i;iv;  you  tin*  fbl'luwiui;  information  i/liion  you 

usJ:od  for  in  reforuiian  to  fcho  "Jfij  linht  ilymaiio:- 

'1  ....  ‘ 
Tho  hoiijht  from  tho  floor  is  .‘"i.j  z  imshou,  siso  of  boil- 

1 

1  '.'.to  ;<3  x  17  2  mono:;,  xiio  puTlo/  is  ;>  inchus- Di.  iUumotor,  •  with 
•1  inch  'face* •  uitd  tho  itri iiituro  i.uU.o:>  1*100  revolutions  )  or  taimtW, 
Very  truly  /ours. 


/rt*'oci 


henry  A.  oliSrko,  Hail. 


'  ‘i  boi'  to  enclose  you  herewith  throe  estimates  for  i 
for  I00'0,a400  ami  3200  lights,  anil  nwountiny  to  837,271,30, 
*S40V-V77.70  ana  8:>i,034.0U  respectively.  „ 


reduce  our 'figures  to  the  lov/nst  possible  a  Siihd'urd.  I.  wise, 
hov/ovor,  to  specially  stlpuX&e  that'  in  the  ca'so  of  each  estimate 
our  bid  for  th'o  at  root  inB&kXjtiou  U'a’  taa’oft  'upon  the  asauuptidn . 
that  'your  Company  will  dbt'aiii ;*f oV W  th'o  nooWsaVy  permits  to  run 
our  .'miifns  '  auU  feeders  aooorUiuu  to  the  rod  linos  shown  ill  15S<hi‘b’its 
and' r/,  so'irt  you  uiidor  separate  cover.  ' 

■  M“*  ■  rtoforjM.nj'  to  uur. estimate  for  1000  and  «Pi00.  liti’lit's, /you 
v/i'ii'  notice  that  the  street  inst'al'lat'iou' Vive's  a  capacity  of  3001 
lights,,  and  in  both  'those  'case's  tli'o  station  -i's  so  arranged  as  to 
•'allow  you  to  at  an/,  time  in'ci^aW  'yodV  'capae'itV  to  3200  lights.  - 
You  will  notice  Uri  ■i-Miibi’t'  A-  tliaV  'our  Mains'  stop  on.  the 
north  side  of  Twelfth  StWotV^o'tVtocW  SaaatffrtiB’  'OqU  Poach  Streets. 
'  •  ;  •  in-  our-  estimate  for  3200  lights  the  street  inat’aliaiixhi 

'"''admits  of  a 'capacity  for  noil  lights,  in'  accoWdnce  \/iti.  tl.u 
'l-iniis*  ?sliowh  on  the  map  marh'od  Kxhibit' U.  *  — 


/  n  s-°i  -=7 


Hope.  7th.  1 

k.  ,i.  sjiranuo,  Ksq. 

hotel  liolbont, 

UrooKtum,  StaSS.' 

Hoar  sir':- 

Unclosed  please  find  map  of  lioll'ai'ouM,  Ha.  which  rc- 
■  quir.es  ii  now  determination  accoritinR  to  the  rod  linos* 

-  T  also  enclose-  all  your in  reference  to  ;tltft  . 

'plqpo.,  .  ,  ; 

'  '  Very  truly  yours,'  '• 


/SSZ^y  -©7 


Ohai'lm:  -i.  t!U‘’liC:5,  Ksq. 

0.  Hotel, 

.owburt'h,  Y. 

ijoar  iiir:- 

-I  bar?  t,o  achriowlodgo  tho  receipt  or  your  favor  or 
3th.  ina.t,  ami  an  roply  woulrt'  nny  that  plot  'lio.fj,  west  or  Mo 


locution  for 
liov/ft’/o'r,  th;v 
llkO  'to  J4J10W 


Third'  Ktrorit,'  is  tho  most  dosirablo 

kh. 


ion  for  our  contra!  station’.'  ’  You  state  : 

lots  aro  on  th  ■  side  of  d^isjjpftTull.  1.  should 

/  nL  ':T . .  ;  ...  ;  . 

nposori  O.r  rock  which  would  roquiro 
,7hot)ior  excavation  could  btf  made  v/xtH  pick'  mid'  shovel V 
sorao  local'  contractor  What  ho  Would' 


You  niiMht.  .find  t 


|  reduc'd  a  lot  v/iti 


t  '40  foot  front  ' 


chargo  .par  cubaigjSg 

the  loyo.1,  of  tho  : 

'  ploaao  to  t  mo  havo  'flu's'  'irifo'rmation  :ot  the  oavliost 
possible  so  that  1  cati*.Wvnh'oad  'with  tho  'oatirmtto. 


Eopt.  7th. 

Edison  Electric  I-ii’ht  Hu. 

City. 

Doar  Sir:-  j'-  , 

!tof orrinjj  to  my  intorviow  with  you  a:;  to  the  Utica 
contract  and  your  asJiinn.i.iy  Opinion  as  to  tho  accoptanco  oj‘  tho 
proposition  of  tho  Utica  Uir/ic tors  to  make  a  contract  with  no  to 
put  up  tho  plant  there  for  ?i.i7,000, ,  tho  balance  of  my  os  tuna  to 
(about  f5<:,nnn )  t.i.  ho  pai>l  by  tho  Jii’ht  Company,  T  wish  to  place  on 
rooyrd  my  objection  to  thin  course  boiiii;  pursued  in  view  of  the 
fact,  that  yen  propose  briiii.ini;  tho  matter  before  tho  Executive 
"  Committee  for  final  sottlomgnt. 

The  proposed  arrangement  would  be  a  good  one  for  tho" 
“Construction  'department” ,  but  a  very  objectionable  one,  in  my 
opinion,  for  the  I.ifjht  Company  to"  acodpti 

I  consider  it  far  bo'tt'br  to  alloy;  the  Utica  Company  to 
fall'  through,  rather  than  have  tho  Lii;h t  Company  accop>t  such  a 
proposal /Which  woul  d  most  certainly  prejudice  their  future  busi¬ 
ness,  whereas  thoiMiiluro  to  closo  tho  Utica  contract  this  Fiill 
would! .have,  under  the  worst  circumstances,  but  a  temporary  effect 
"on  our  business. 

Yours  truly, 


/f?3 -of^.op 


•'■•opt.  7th. 


Thomas  A.  Edison,  Bsq. 

<J'5  Fifth  Avoauo,  City. 

•  Hoar  ?»'ir:-r  •  '  ■ 

I  «D1  60  oJtul  lr  you  can  onto  it  ionvoniotft  to  niton, ( 
“  mM^*  "r  W*"**  "r  '*'="001060  Of  thb  Hat  non  Tojoj.hono  cbn- 
fony  Of  itowf,  to  bo  hola  at  tho  bffioa  of 

l'J  ;  - on  oo.oo,,  o'.  on  TuonOby  tho  lith.  ;;oi  opmbo:-, 

Tho  nnoiono  of  tbo  nV/ffi-o,,,  2a  to  oonniUor  too  on,.,,,,,.,- 
t  '' --  Ool .  boo. so  Ooiii-oo.l  ana  tbo  faioon'-bov.or— ;;nl2  To'lo— 

o'.Ol.O  OO.O.O.OO  of  ,.00|-.0.  ■ 

041  ■  ™=»l  *=  «•  in  tho  City  ana  Will  attonj  tho"  ■ 
'•.iotinVina  o:iplain  tho  mai  n  of  tho  ooopanyon  Suoitiooo'/  >  '  \  " 

-  ■  ■  .  •  ?<&■/  irJly  ’yo'u'r  s  ,  ' 


Oo  .-,-_“oT"  Europoi-'’  ' 


I’rosii 

Edison, TolOphono 


J<rs3'  09  voy 


A,  C’ov/loa,  Khc[..' Sooty. 

Anson  i  a-  brass  a  Oopior  Uo. 

10  uliff  Htro.it,  liity. 


v/ould  it  |>o  iio  ss  ibl  o  for  you  to  furnish  us  with  son  o' 
of  ' tho  cablo  for  insido  houso  v/irinjj,  as  pur  tho  loot  suiaplo  you 
sont  usV  Vie  want  su.io  vary  bailey  to  uso  in  eonnoction  with  our 
oontm]  station  work,  an<l  v/ould  likb  to  few  it  if  jK/ssiblo  boforo 
you  shut,  down,  -  ■ 


V/o  r«M|uir«  about  VoO.lbs.  of  Mo.  1U,  about  30h  lbs.  of 
■noA_  W,  about  300  lbs.  of  Mo.  14  and  about  200  lbs,- of  No'.lii. 

\/o  shall  doubt  loss  noort  a  Hood  diial  word  of  this  shortly, 

v/ili  you  plnaso  lot  us  hriov/  by  boaror  .what'  you  can'  do  'in' 
relation  to  tho  Muttor?  :  •  .1 

'  .  Vo ry  Triily  yours,  ' 


/f*' Z  O^r  o 


Sponioor  Portion,  -.  iCnq. 

I\  0.  Box,  3311, 

Boston,  ilasri. 

"libiir  -S'ir:- 

yi^  hot!  to  acknow3orft?o  tho  Vonoipt  of  your  favor  of  th<» 
»l*lii.  ingt.  .in  i*nfnronca  to  Doan. 

Inasmuch  uu  you  hiivo  iTo'rit  man' to  irrbck'ton  at,  tho  roquest 
of  l.trV  (.arr.isdn,  v/«  pronumo  thoro  in  no  nnnrt  to  trouhlo  furthor 
\  nbuiit  tho  mat  tor.* 

*  .  Vary  truly  yours,  • 


/f 

uth. 

A.  Stuart,  Ksq.  -Sooty.  .  ' 

.  ;  Ohio  Edison  Electric  Installation  <Jo.  • 

Cincinnati, •  Ohio. 

'"Hoar  sir:- 

■?o  have  your  lot  ter.  of  tlio  oth.  HoptoMbbr. 
v/o  have  no  10o0  light  plants ‘{unit'),'  .mil  wo  cannot  vory 
woll  c.iv:J  you.  an  ostinute  for  a  1000  Tight  pi  ant 'at  present. 

'  V/c  thin),  it  .'oulil  be  a  Tat  a]'  err  or  on  yuiir'  part'  not  to 

the  expense  of  extending  your  plant  will  be  considerably  htiavior," 
th’arTiT  you  put  a  plant  in  now  with'  the  intention  of  incroa'dini!  it 
"later  on'.  . 

■  ‘  Vory  truly'  yours, 

■  ■  . 


fffS  -  ®  y 


A.  Stuart,  Rsq.  Moot,/. 

Ohio  liaison  Electric  Installation  Co.' 

Cincinnati,  Ohio. 

"Dtiar  fJiVY- 

V/o  have  /our  letter-  of  the  ith.  September,  with  rol'a- 
tiori  to  our  pricon.  which  you  tona  vary  high. 

you  aro  ibntiroly  in  orror'  with  reference  to  our  pricos 
OArit.li.bMj~/ 

on  boil  or:;  and  engines.  V/o  have  tried  Bvery^boilor,  ami  find  that 
the  iiabcoek ■  &  V/ilcox  boil'or  is  tho  only  olio  suitable  to  our  busi¬ 
ness.  It  v/buld  be  absolutely  "iupossiblu  f orifyb’u  to"  pur.chaso  it 
.  for  the  :  rice  you  mention,  ''‘Ord'iAiary  return  flue  boil  or  aro 
nnt'i'roTy 'useless  to  us, 

.  With  relation  to  oneirios,  -wo  hud  considerable  oxpori'eiica 
"V/i'th  different  classes  of  engines,  when  wo  first  started  our  bUsfi- 
n'o‘ss',  .'and  as  tlio  result  adopted  tho  Armington’  &  Silas  engine,  v/hicK, 
considering  the  result's  ob'tiiiuod  from  it, "is  by  far  tho  choaj  ost 
in  tfiq  warkot. 

Very  truly  yours, .  ‘ 


•  lf.  J.  'Spratfiio,  Ksq.  . 

Hotel  .Uolmont, 

‘  Hrocktori,  Mass. 

boar"  Sir;- 

’•Vo  bof-  to  aclino/3  odi'o  tho  receipt  of  your  favor  of 
Septorabor  3th, and  aro  obliged  -for  the  suggestions  eohtainod 
"therein.  ' 

_v-  _  ;  .  .  ■  . 

. . V  Y/ith  rotation  to  anything  in-  connection  with  tho  station, 

whether  it  is  insido  wnw,  automatic.  regulators  or  anything'  el  30, 
v/o  v/ish  you  y/ould  bo  kind  enough  to  boko  suggestions  to  this  office 
.  only,  .Jlnasmueh  as  you  v/oro  sont  W  bro'ckton  to  start  tJio  station, 

ind  v/Pro  given  ho  authority  to  'deal  with  other  v/ork.  would ' 

&ch\-  UmmCjO 

much  prefer  that  you  should  di'sdifhp'  matters  butsidcy^if  your  prov¬ 
ince  v/itlV  UP  and  not.  with  ttrf  Harrison  or  any  other  '•■.roekton  gon-‘ 
'tlomnn.  v/o  are  al \iayn  only  too  glad  to  rocoivc  sup.iioctiona  Trbm 
you,  which  your  valuable  expert enco  may  load  you  to  mako,  and'  shOufi 
you  think  'it  dooirablo  for  any  information  to  bo  conmunlc/itoWo 
Mr.  Garrison,  if  you  v/ill  inform  us  of  it,  v/o  will  liavo  it  d^n’t  from 
hero.  “/o  shall  osteon  it  a  favor  if  you  wilj  pay  particular 
attention  t,o  the  above  instrucTions.' 

As  regards  insiilo  Y/iri,hJ;V '  an  Mr.  Garrison  has  taken upon 
'  h'inVsp.l^'We'  ‘responsibility  of  ordering  mon  from  boston  to  do"''thiS  : 


»..  thorn  in  no  necessity  for  us  to  deal  further  with  the  3Ub- 

Tn  relation  to  tho  matter  of  rioh  to  assist  you  in  wiring 
"th'd'  station,  wo  do  not  soo  tho  advisability,  or  going  either  to” 
"“Mow  York,  or  Boston  to  rind  thorn.  Wo  ihlhl:  ono  man  would  bo  ablb 
•tcf’glVe  you  all  tho  assistance' you  will  require.  You  could*  bt'ddlt 
in”  a  local  carpontor  in  a  short  time,'  and  thus  savo  a  groat  dual 
of  iinnoqosqary  expense.  ’>)ion  Uu  Aharows  was  starting  tho  Sunbury 
central  station,  ho  only  roqtfi'r'cicf  bna'aiin  to'  assist  hib,'  and  wo 
preoumo  that  you  can  wort,  with  'o'-jual1  ocunony. 

CHAHVy,  Wo  no  to  your  roriartio  about  forwarding  you  clean 
charts,  and  will  in  tho  futuro  soo  that  your  V/ishos  are  complied 
with.  ■■■.. 


Wj  fail  to  understand  your  romarbo  in  roforonco  to  dutb- 
rL1$£4.®  a  tors ,  and  shall  bo  glad  if  you  will  explain  than'.’.' 

,  Vftf  do  not  v/uitp  grusp  your  ideas  m  roforonco  to  s ,n t- 
olios'.  Wo  are  certain  that  wo  Kavo  oniorod  all  the  switches 
necessary  for  nrocl  ton,  and  ( foiJ '/obr  im’orwatioirt^fo'^vti  ordm-od 
ab  folioV/s:-  "  •••-  ■  '/ 


’7? 7-[ " '  I'oodor  Switches;  10  pbw  style  house  ch anging  'swit'cfhbby 
yyifdyi- stylo  plug  switches,'  10  small  plug 'switches,  3  dyuonto'  'ch'aYig- 
irif!  bvfirt.e:hosf  0  small  plug  switchos.  for  lightning  protoetbr. 


-o  7 


1  M  '•••,'■ 

:Plui?  sv/itchos,  2  inch,-  and  1  double  dynamo  channinp 

switch  of  now  doaijsn.  The  j>«ik  of  teat  lamps  foquirps  2  laypo 
pluj?  sv/iichos  and  10  small  >lUff  3Wi.fcchoa  of  difforont  dosi/tn. 

Ihoso  a  wit  '-hop  wore  ordered  on  ?!n  Androv/s  experience  at  Sunbury. 

It  is  our  dosiro  to  Ifa'/c" arii f  ott.1  electrical  connections 
for  all  our  stations,  and  if  you  aro  tin acquainted  with  the  fixtures 
•V?&Ch  7  have  docidod  upon,  and  which  oxporionco  has  proved  'to- U3 
■tO  Itio  ,thb.  boot  for  our  buoiuooe,  vo  shall  bo  very.  »?1  ad  to  divo  Vou  . 
Yfl'Qt  information  you  want  at  any  time  you  may  ask  for  it." 

Xn  tho  breakdown  sv/i'tcli  you'  rofbr  to  the  ona.  dosiffnod 


l'as.f  yda  to’  •, 


Jl 


do  to raji nations  of  Pal  l  River,: ’^  ^t  atinn  that  w 6  had  ordered  all 
tho  wiro  which  you  wr.ntod.  T  ‘an  'notified  this  mor turn;, *by  tho 
••/ootoW 'Union -To Jocrarh  Company,  that  you  loft  brock ton  Wt  hifh't 
for-  MOw  Tor):,  and  in  undelivered. I;  proouno,"*" 

ho  :/ev.<y^Ay^t  there  is  somo  mi  stale  in  tho  i.iatto-. 

v/o  wish  you  would  very  kindly  b‘oar  'iii  inina  tho  romarkc 
Y/o  havp  wado  in  rorordneo  :u;  sunRd'st  Iona.  -  V/o  aro  only  too  Rlad 
to  rocoiVo  ideas  from  any  solirbVKhatovor,-  as  lopVjas  thoir  flow 
i3  dl'fiictod  to  thin  offico,  buT‘V/d  particularly  wiah  to  rosorvo  to 


?r  •  i.1  ^ 


Kept.  Uth. 


Rhone]: in,  Ponrfa,  "  ' 

l>oar  Kir;-  i 

r  berr  to  aeknoY/lodpi!  the  receipt-  of  your  favor  of  the  - 
'4'tli.  ihst,  and  noto  what  you  say  in  reforonco  to  tho  Kunbury 
onpinoor.  .'and  riotoman.  ... 

X  an  havinn  printed  copies  nado  of  the  dynamo  questions 
and  answers  and  “instruc  tions"',: 'arid'  will' send  .you  copies  us  o'oon 
an  T  rocoivo  thon  from  tho  hands  of  tho  printer. 

Very  ;tr lil'y  yours. 


Charles  Miitcholor,  Esq. 

Paris,  Franco, 

My  Dear  Batchelor;- 

•I  havo  jeour  letter  of  August  7th,  and  have 
botin  obligod  to  delay  answering  it  in  order  to  obtain  information 
from  Mr.VUorf’taann  in  roforon'c'o'  to.  arc  lights. 

That  gentleman  says  "that  he  received  an  ordor  for  thoso 
lamps'  from  you  orally,  and  that  ho  only  knows  you  m  tho  rjattW" 

( Uorgmnn'n )  will  do  so.  Tho  lamps  deferred  to  aro  hr.  Moods  patent. 
Eoi’ardinj'  dynamos,  our  "11°  machine  gives  400  amperes; 

■  wo  are  winding  with  larfjoV,' wiro  and  will  'got  "from  4d0  to  37 j 
'  amperes  easy  v/ithout  any  other  chang'd.  Wodre  running, with  'per¬ 
fect  success  at  louisVille,  14’  “"IP1  ihaehirtday  with  a  constant  load 
every  ovoriing  of  400  amporos.  1 '  < 

...J—tf...  ;  ,  /ftf- 

fou  can. toll  TJailey  that,  taking  in  costs,  wb  v/ill  dis- 


couri't  HopXihson  and  go  him  to» 


l  anything  he  "can'd 


Yours  very  truly, 

'  n 


i  r?3-oy,c>  f 


Onorgo  3,  ladd,  Ksq, 

Sansowa  St  root,'. 
.  San  i-’rancisco, 


"Dear  Si.r:- 

T  hovo  your  favor  of  August  30th,  and  in  roply  bog  to 
"stat.o  that:  nicfcol  as  a  conductor  is.sovon  tamos  .‘//or so. than  eoppor 
arid  four  tiraon  wore  exponsivo.:  MnBUrbago  has  no  authority  from -us 
to  niaho  a  sfcatomont  that  a  hiclcol  mind  v/ouTd  ’bo  of  groat  valuo  to 
for  electrical  and  t olographic  'purpoads  and’  that  it  is  superior 
to  copper  as  a  conductor,  as  such* ’is  not  th«  caso. 

'  ■  "',TKq  instructions  for  canvassing  towns  in  the  intbrpst  iff 
1  th’o  ojoctric  light  vmro  sent  you  aoino  tiino  ago, 

•—  Very  truly  yours. 


//T3"«7 


SJoeioto.  d*  .typor oil lege  Sloctriquo, 

Oonava,  Swit'aorland', 

Dear  Sirs:*: 

Boforring  to  iny  contract 3  with’  nosars. 'liiodoraami, 
Charbulicia  with  roforenco  to  tho  introduction  of  jay 
aygt.oin  o f  oloetnc  lighting  into  SY/it  norland,  i  hsrehy  accept  and 
"  ratify 'Articio  Sovorith  of  tho  Ktatutos  of  your  Company  concerning 
tho  transfer  consontod  to  and  accgptod  for  the  pneo  of  133,000 
franca arid  I  also  accept  and  ratify  tho  ropt  of  tho  Statutes' ' 
of  -you r.  Company.  - 

•  •  '  Vo'ry  truly  yours, 


^ _ 


Sept*  Hth. 

Messrs.  Uornraann  a  Co'. 

'Jii'ii  Avenuo  b,  City, 

Dear  .Sirs;- 

Hlaase  send  1:10  by  boaror  ton  (10)  copies?  of  your"  Tcat--' 
riloRac'  and  Give  no  your  best  rate  of  discount  for  Our  Swiss  CoH- 
pany.'  They  aro  at  proaont  'b'uymi;  th'oir -material  from  tho  London 
Company,  and  I  havo  no  doubt  but"  wha'f  :t  cart  ijof  their  trade  for 
.you  if. you  will  pus  your  ai'scou’nt's  as'  high'  'a's  possible, 

Voty  'tV'uly  yours, 


tt*.3  -oef 


VL  .  &’■  :  ~- 


1..  10th.  a 

A.-Achard,  Ksq,  grout.  /■- 

Socaoto  d*  Apparoillago  Kloctnquo,' 
tJanova,  Switzerland, 

Dear  sir:-  .......  ... 

Ho  for  ring  to  in  y  letter  to  you -of  this  date  giving 
prices,  smco  I  wrote  that  lotYo’r  'j  h'uvn  received  from  Messrs, 
Itorgmiirin-  .?  Oo.  the  following:-  -  ••••>■ 

“v/o  are  anxious  to  got  tho  trado  of  tho  Swiss  Company, 
'and  V/iTl  agroo  to  furnish  goy.ls  in  our  catalogue  to  them  at  thirty 
(SO)"  jior  cent  discount,  excepting  sockets,  cut-outs  and  switches', 
on  these,  as  oaf  extra  inducement,  v/tf  v/111  make  the  discount  thirty' 
two  and  one  half  (33  3)  po'r  oeYft.  "  /  '  . 

Thoso  prices  are  'b'oVtfff?  Morfsps.  H'orgmann  fi  i:o.  have 

over  quoted  to  anybody,  and  r’vyUtiir  rhttf  they  will  prove  acceptable 
to  you.' '  '  •  -  ,  •  ’ 

The  above  cancels -that  part  of  my.  former  letter  v/hich  '  - 
refers  .to.  Messrs,  iiorgiiiarin  k  Co*  a  discount  as  boing  twenty  ViVV  ’ 

(3;5)  per  cent.  .  ;  . . 

Messrs,  iiorginami.fi  Oo.  ship. goods  charging  for- boxing 
and  cartage  on  same,  but  this  is  a  very,  Wall  amount. 


a 

I  would  suggest  that  you  prepare  a  telegraph  code  l'or 
uso  botv/oon  your  Company  and  inysolf. 

.Anything  that  you  Wrty  require  from  Korol  shall  bo  glad 
to  attend  to  tho  shi,  mont.of,  anrVrf  YdeV  would  suggest  that  all 
orders  should  bo-  sent  to  me  arid  -payments  made  to  order  to 

avoid  confusion  and  to  insure  your  getting  exactly  what  you 
require.  ' 

'  Very  truly  yours,. 


. . 4 

/ft2 -0^,10  \ 

:  I 

,  sopt.ioth.  '  a  • 

A,  Achard,  Ruq. 

fiooioto  cl*  Ajparoillagd  Kloctnquo, 

Uonova,  "wit norland.  . 

DoarVsir:--  '  .  •  •  •  ■  j 

'  1  h»o  rooolvod  you;*  varioqs  lot.^opp  as  to  tho  formation 

of  your  Company,  and  havo  rocontJy  rocoiyod  from  ny  At  to  may,  Mr. 

('•odddrd,  a  full  roport  on'  the  i.-, after,  which  enables  tao  to  roply 
to  tho  various  questions  rai so’d  'by  you. 

Pirs$t,  as  to  material’.' '  V/ithin  tho  last  few  months  wo 
havo  made  .  a  groat  many  changes'  'i’n  connection  with  tho  construction-  | 
of  our  ‘dynamo  machines  with  a  viow  to  increasing.  thiol r  capacity 
for  a  given  investment,,  and  in  many  oasos  in  increasing .  tho  Vcfr-' 
pacify  bind  rodueing  an^invostmont.  V/o  havo  so  flar- turned  out'  '  ' 
a  400,'l.ight  machine,  which  v/o  aro  proparod  to  soil  to  you  for  ‘  j 

SJ,.'idO.V  p;.0.«,,  Mow  York’,'  ‘and  fnl'aq  a  100  light  machino,  for  which  ' 

v/o  should  c'liargo  you  .3400,,-  F.O'.tt.,  Mow  YoW.  At-  tho  Prosari.t 
time  m  arq  about  constructing  *a‘ number  of  2. 5  light  machines,  |  \ 

30  light  machines,  200-  light  raa'dWfridB  'arid  non  'light  machines.  .  1  \ 

■  '  .  -■  '  ! 
At  'tifi's  writing  it  is  impossible  for  me  to  give’  yqtf  -tho  exact'  j 

•  p'ri'coa  of  those  machinoa,  but  imiiiodiatoly  'our  work  on  thohi  i’b  ■  : '  .  { 


/  s«2-o<j')e 


advanced  suf ficiontly,  1  will  send  you  quotations  for  y„ur  guid¬ 
ance.  Y/ith  rolatiun  to  the  two  machines  first  roforrod  to, 

I  liav.o  ordered  for  you  detailed  drawings  of  oauo,  which  will  bo 
sent  forward  at  the  earliest  possible  inomorit.  .  • 

It.  has  boon  quito  iinVopaiblo'  for  130  to  write  you  oarlior 
on  this  mat  tor,  owing  to  the 'fact  that  at  tjiifi.  'tiiajiiyou  applied 
fur  information, «*  the  construction  W.Vo«fr: 'u/uuuoe  ’  wua  ,i„  a  state 
of  truiisci iHsiun  from  ono  styl^  ‘to  another,  and  tho  data  at  our 
command  was  not  sufficient  to;.bo.'6f  uny  Material  assistance'  to  ' 


dith  relation  to  Sockets,  electroliers  and  other  sun¬ 
dries,  J.  send  you  by.-thia  maij-,  uiide'r  s'op'arute  cover  ton  copies  el’ 
Messrs,  aergmann.  &  co»s  Catalogue,  tfiiioh  will  give  you  exactly  the 
information  you  ask  for.  1  'l'ho  'pri'cds'  quoted  are  subject  to  a 
discount  to  y.,u  of  twenty  five  (d.i)  ydr  cent,  which  is  the  very 
best  terms  given  by  thou  to  any  of  our  companies, 

I  alao  solid  you, under  sopnrate  oovor,  copies  of  ioosra. 

•  Aruun^ton ;.r  .‘Tims  engines,  for  which  I  beg  to  quoto  tho  following 
pricoV^g.O.U.,  Uow  York  city:* 


1 


•  S13~  ■  .  . 

A  *  M  Kn«in@^4  , .  .  .  . . .  s  ix&v  ’ 


u  a  x  10  Engine.1........  77.1.  ' 


u  2  x.  1*J  Rn^ino, 


W  x  iSn«ino, 


iSach  of  Uio  ubovu  onijinos  havu  011O  ilrivxnu  puiloy 


Iff  x  Iff  outline  v/xtlf 't£  avivlmj  puiloy 


OlllO.Sl,U!>0, 


14  a  x  Iff  oiidi.no  with  driviuij  puiloy  on 
each  si  .lo.  a.......... . . . . 


14  a  x  Iff  ont'ino  ./i vli.'Uu  any  dpi vine 
puiloy  a  and  ui’i’anuod  fvS’  eoiinootints 
divde tly  wi tit  steam  dynamo, .a...... 


v/i  th  iv*‘j  at'xoi 


piotu  you  p 


,U0  each 


*(10 )  paiullo  I.mnp 


i’hirty  Two  (ffa)  Caiid'To  'lamp 


•®if  ly  (ii'O)  Candle  J  ump 


Ono  Hundrod  (100)  Candlo- lamps. 


Tho'  ■"a’bovo  prices  for  lui.ip 


Thu  rottSoiiMV/o  eluutto  .'sixty  coiita  for  ton  candlo' ‘1'uliii/d, 


:oii Sly’  Shalt  t/'o  have  'sturto'd  to  manufacture 


is  that  ii 


ihoni  'and  the  quttiltitxo; 


ih'uke  th'uiii 


uomparutivoly 


small 


tho  difficult  ids  of  Wdn'u'f  adtui’ini! 


considerably 


firoutor  than  in  tho  case  of  'fcli'o'  -'o'i’uht  mid  sixteen  candid  lamp: 


I  'also  solid  you,  undoi*  separate  coyer.  six(<> )'  udiapl'eto 


'dots  of  'our  bulletins,  from  ilul'ld Sin  Hu.fi,  those.  comine  b'ofo'i 


that  number  bein#  oat  of  print. 

I  further  send  you  six  (0)  copies  of  the  catalogue  of 
our  Isolated  Company,  and  a]  so  six  (iJ)  copies  of  u  small  pamphlet 
on  electric  li|?htini.[; 

T  will  endeavor  to  send  you, iii  th'u  course  of  a  few  days, 
a  sot  of  electro- typos  for  youVuse. 

V/ifcii  relation  to  your  'enquiry  as  to  whether  I  can  i;ive 
you  tKd  rinht  to  soil  installations  m  countries  where  I  huvu'  ho 
. "companies  to  exploit  my  patents,  I  bop  to  inform  you  tliat  my  con¬ 
tracts  are  of  sucJi  a  character  that  I'  am  absolutely  procluded 
from  jilvihn  you  the  concession  you  ask  for.  '  - 

If  you  will  please  a'dy iso  mo  of  an'y  further  information 
that  you  may'  require  of  mb,'  T  will'  seuV  ‘tliat  'it'  is  promptly  son t 


I.  enclose  you  Jibrev/itii  'reduced  phutugruph  of  our  400 
light  mbcliin'e,  which  will  give  yuu.  aoine  idea  'of  the  construction 
oiisame.  .The  100  light  machines  are  (jot  up  in  the  seine  s  ty  I  o| 
"and  iinimidiatoly  I- have  photographs  of  them  in  hand,  t  will'- send' 

you  copies'.'  '  ■  . 

Very  truly  y.ours. 


Enclosure). 


■t°r.«onaX. 


l-Vank  i'.  Me. Comtek,.  Ksq. 

i'/xlliamsport,  •  Ponna. 


T  on  close  you  ho- 


I'rcnotor,  or  the  Kdxson  Kloetne  mumrnmn,- 
WOHiw  «•  ■**»•—<  ««  you  a.  n 

or  tho  Ww,  «JMm.  DMfc,  Oon,.n„y  orsunhury.  |,j, ' 


Company,,  until  the 


>  choir  permission  to  tho 


monf  1  proptpo  for  their  consideration.  - 

1  soo  no  prospects  or  tho  immediate  sottlomont  or  my  ‘ 
account's,  and  f  make  tho  proposition  '  contained  ui  tho  tv/o  lotto r a 
"oriclosM  as  tho  only  W.W.,  „  dira.ilu  tt  ono.j  ,M,arrnssi„„ 
to  tho  Sun  bury  nompony  arid  nimoyjnri  Vo  raysolr,  uuuioiran  ns  I  ,,ut 
In  tho  Plant  umtor  »  oontroot  Vhion  loot,  «V»  j0„h  ,'or  full  pay. 
moot  Inaoriiatoly  „y  y,„rt  «,  ririisr&P.  lI„„,„,sta„,U,w  r™  „y 


ffocrotary,  Mr.  Insull,'  that  the  Direct* 


i'  the  Sun  bury  company  ' 


•ora  WIN#*  to  oocolio  to  any  fair  prop.ts.ttion  whioh  would  orialUu 
"mu:  to  (tot  «(y  aouoy  on  so.tothin,,  to  noprosont  it,  I  thrnh  ,j,„  ,,}(-■ 

alo.od.  iri  tho  host  way  or.  noiioahly.  sot, .linn  tho  ,„attoV.  - 
Vary  truly  yourn, 


[ENCLOSURE] 


ont.  H'-ih. 

To.  The  I  nr  i-  torn  of  th •>  Kdisoh  Kloctnc  Ill, 'bo.  of  ‘sun bury, 
sunbury,  •  henna,’ 

‘war  Sirs:-  - 


Ttofnrniw  to  ny  'l'nt'tor  to  tho  Prom  don't  of  th’o  sun— 
bury  Company  of  ov ’in  date,  I  msiT'o  tho  proposition  contained  m 
that  lot  tor  0:1  the  condition  that1  tho  stock  to  bo  received  by 
you  {an  promo  tors )  f’-op  tho  Kditfon  Klectrjn*  light  yo.  shall  bo 
allot  tod  to  no',  or  if  allotted,  transferred  to  /;  jo  in  proportion  ‘ 
to  the . amount1  of  stud  al lotted  to  me  by  r.ho  •  Compiuiy  1  n  settlement 
of  my  account  against  ’theta..  Kor  nxampl o,  if  it  takes  three 
tenths  {  10)  (after  increasing-  tho  stock)  dT  the  capital  stock  nf 
tho  Own  party  to  oriabl  o' them  to'  settle  my  claim,  the  amount  of  th'n 

Promoters  shares-, '1  am  to  rocoiVo'  in  addition,  shall  ho  throe  • 

a  '  ."_•••■ 

tenths  (  10)  of  the  total  anoun f  ’’of  shares  of  the  Sunbury  Company 
received  ’by  you  as  Pounders  from  tho  Bdisoji.  HI  octric  l  ight  Co  .  " 
under  your  arrangement  with  them. 

Very  truly  yotlivs, 


[ENCLOSURE] 


■J—  —  .  . . . __L  .. 

'  ('fcfcV  0C|  -|  O  . 

.Sops.  lath. 

Prank  H.  •  }ic;Oormick,  Kscp.'  President.  ' 

KUison  lO-octrii!  Xl'jiuaihiVtirii!  Co.  of  Kunbury, 
v/i Iliornsporc,  ■  Ponna. 

.  T’  ;t:i  anxious  that  the  indebtedness  of  your  Com]  j  any  to 
no  (aboiit  ISCriO'1.  )  should  ho  settled  forthwith.  T  bo/'  to  propose 
that  the  bnl  anoo  your  Treasury  ho  allotted  'to  mo 

in  part  payment  of  the  above  amount,  the  price  to  ho  alio wad  for 
said  stock  bom/*  the  par  val  tfo  of  the  shares.'  To  pay  for  tho 
balance  remaining  aft"r  that,,  your  Company  must'  'increase  thoir 
capital  stock  to  such  an  amount  iis  to  .pay' mo  .( in  stock )  for  sui£| 
balance,  '  ’  ' ' 

7  Ploaso  have  this  matter  brought  before  your  niroctors 
arid* acted  on. as  early  as  possible. 


Very  truly  y  ultra, 


/pyz-ocj'/  o 

spot,  lothiuan.  ;*  . 

,  iiu.stav'o  Soldon,  Bsq.  Jftipt.  .  ' 

'  "RUin'oh  Mac  hmo  "forks',"  - 

3  04  (ioorek  Street,  City. 

li'oar  Sir*-  ' 

It  is  vary  imf  ortunt,  that  I  shoalci  have  traciriifs  ol’  th«> 

100  light  Machine  anti  the  400  Unlit  Machine,  so  oa  to  onublo  no 
to  take  a  number,  of  blue  prints  of  sane  to1,  send  to  our  various 
.foreign  companies.  "  If  you"  can  oblige  mo  "by  gettuin  those  out  at 
the  earliest  possible  moment, '  1' *s3i Cli  o's't’e'iini  "it  a  favor. 

1  Very  truly  your s, 


Kindi ni!  that  sho  wiVo',' 


bo  road/  in  time  so  (tumble  you 
I'irst  iiiiso,  I  nous  u  wiromun  so 
Co  as  So  enable  us  so  dot  sui’i'ie 


so  take  advantage  oi‘  is  iii  sho  " 
dha'aol.in  so  stars  the  wiring  shore, 


1  was  very  much'  surjVisoii  and  domowhas  annoyed  as  rinding 
that  that  wiromatn£s£^ld  have 'boon  cons  buck  Vo  -hoy/  York  by  you 
without  Jfo.ur  communicating  with  mo  at  all'  iri  sho  master. 

In  order  that  v/o  may  .‘fax  some  lights  a  tarso.i  »«.  Nhnmokin 
at  tmi'oarliost  possible  date,  I  would  atrraifily  advise  that  y«Af 
send  to  Ssi’ribury  for  a  man  who  ro  doing  the  wiring  Vhoro  and1  have 
lam  wiYo‘  up  several  prominent  euildings  to  stars  sho  work.’ 

-  •  ft  13  only  a  master  or ’d  very  row  wooks  before  wo  v/ili 

bo  able  to.  supply  you  with  a  Very  touch  cKodpor  material  for  wire  • 
v/ork,  but  m  the  mean  tune  I  th‘i|rik' 'shat  yoifr  business  v/duld  sul’fer 
vory  much  ir  tho  station  waa  ’I'drtf  ik  ins  present  asuto  until  that 

'ory  truly  youra,. 

C Mi 


- matorial 


ready. 


If // 


lonclon,  Ohio. 


I  hav-j  your  lottor  or  September  •J?hj-'tfc»tari^aii  Spring” 
fAoltl,  Ohio,  and  in  reply  bog  to  say  t has  X  do'  not  at  all  approve 
or  r.  Stuart's  ideas  as  to  'how  a  city  should  bo  canvassed. 

J.r  you  canvass  a  city  ol‘  tho  si'na  ’of  Springfield  for  only  1.000 
lights,  if  th;*y  should  ever  '■/■•irlt  to  incrdass'  their  f.lant.it  ,'uuld 
necessitate  another  canvass,-  while  our  ■•resent  stvlo  of  doing  " 


isinoss  ■  ■iriablos  us  to 


)  tu.nioj'. o  a  d osi rod  increase  iri  th 
>?o  additional  expense,  '  ' 


It.  .will  therefore  ho  bettor  for  you  not  to ’adopt  Mr.  Stuart’ a 


T  should  like  vory  much  to  tak'o  n  trip  to  the  Cincinnati 
and  Louisville  Expositions  t«  sod  our  plants'  in  operation.  i  hour 
excellent  reports  from  all  quar'teVs ,  and  from  thorn  J  udps.  that  v/o  - 
arc  making  a  vory  find  show.  Unfortunately,  hoY/bvor,  1  am  so  .  . 
busy  "that  I  cannot  oven  run  into  tho  country  for  d-  tow  days  .to’  ■ 
roVuVoraoo.,  dot  withstanding  tho  fact  that  I  am  Vdi‘y  nearly 
“played  out’  with  hard  sort;.  '  I  hope,  hovov'or,  that  tho  Spell  'of 
cold  weather,  Y/hi  eh  wo  are'  'at  tlVo'  present  inoniorit'  en.loyingj  v/ill 
havo  a  bracing  of  foci  upon  my'  'coris't'i't’uti'oh  and  enable  mo  to  eng 


fS'fS-O^  r  // 


.A,  A.  Cowloa,  Esq.  Socty. 


10  Cliff  Stroot',  '  'city. 


I  hays  your  latter  uT  the  10th. 


.  Tho  price  named'  by  you.'for  tha  cabla  coons  very  hich'  ' 
.iiijootl.  Cannot  you-  possibly  malt o  it  for  ua  for  loss  than  4a  cto. 
»or 'pound?  Vo  dosiro  tho  cabl'd 'put  up  in  toils.  -Vo  order  by 


‘/dr/  'frilly  yours. 


trys-^-n  \ 


Kdpt .  11.-th,  iluaiJ.  . 


Kfjiaon  Co.  l’or  isolated  Jjii'htiiiRi 


RoforriDR  to  your  favor  of  yostorday’ s  duto,  it  is  V dry 
uncurtain  uhon  wo  8„an  ho  ablc  td  toko  in  hand  tho  chani’.in.;  >/or 
or  onci  -J"  me* . »f  Ihn  **•  13  •*«#**' 

,  ,oo  pu-la  . . «>|  “  * 

U-. ..n  it™  I'l-M”"'.  »»  »«*l  mMm  “nJ  bv  n“  ~  . 


.1.  K.  Uailoy,  i«sq. 

;«i  Avo  do-1*  Op  ora, 


nts-  -  H 


I  have' your  loiter  of  August  10th,  and  noco  what 
you- say  in  rof«n-onco  to  'an  International  Sociocy  in  London.' '  ‘ 

I  do  not  boliovo  that  your  sohoi.io  /ould  bo  l'onarbl'o'  Vn" 

•  that  place,  but  1  think  that  i-firis  might  do. 

!fn  roi’oronco  to  trio  diner  porn'ts  •  in  'your  lotcor,  t(a.-)or 
Baton  is  "writing  you,  OMbrueYrig  th'oin  'all.' 

VWyf  truly  yours, 


ttrs-oi w/ 


:;opt.  llth.  '  3 


:iot. a  i.mjr.iont ,  " 


form  taro  in  broehton,  Ji o.-ijixnii  tlu>  cost  of  aVmio  unitor  'S3  >0. 

I  - ilu  not  understand  v/haf  th'o  oi'l’oaris  are  which  you  as]; 
j .t  /<ju  shall  rot  urn.  ,  ; 

I  aJ  so  have  your  lot  for  of  :>optoinbor  1st,  onclosiritf  '  •« 
sliat'oli  sho-.yini’  tfio  diagonal.  of  indicators  and  sv/itchos  in  tha 
Jirochton  central  station.  . 

Very  truly  yours, • 


j 


it*  &  it 


..i./- ......  '  "  Rout.  13th.  3 

Mosers-.  3or(*i’jonn.  4  -Co. 

iat»a  Avoriuo  ij.  City,  -  .  ■ 

Doar;,Sivs:-  . 

.  .  ,  1 

■'7hon  can  you  supply  us  with  a  4  horse  power  motor' 

3  .. 

and  li  tJ  horse  po v/uv  motorJ%v.ith  connections  complete?  V/e  van t 

to  send  them' to  Hrockton. 

Very -truly  yodrs,’ 


/  f<P3- 

■r;\  •V;:’ 

Kept.  11th.. 

M.  S  .  Koith,  Ksq. 

•  v  • 

41  J.iborty  Stro.it, 

city. 

Doar  Kirs-  * 

"Ml  y<m  .ta*  loi  W«  .Kiii.an,,'  ,ur„<:u„„,  th, 
I  latinu  machine  .built  n>,  tiVo'}*icJi’inh  ■•tforji’s.  '  • 


Very  truly  yourjj  * 


I  -o  '!  '  // 


'  .  Sopt.  11th. 

•  "‘v;  _  ; :;5/  1  ’ ■  -S?"' 

(i,  V/.  Wilber,  Esq. 

;  Cjdrner  -Ith.  ft  Rodman  Sts. 

Kail  River,  Hass.  '  '  * 

'"'dear  'jSir'j'r  - 

'  '  '  I  enclose  /ou  herewith  wap  of  Kail  River,  and  I  have  . 

enclosed  in  a  rod  lino  trio  district  that 'I  want  you  to  canvass  fort 
first.  After  you  havo  canvasWod  this  d'istric't  y°u  can  go  ahoud 
with  tho  rest  of  tho  city,  but' 'i' iirau't  you  to  taka  in  a  lari’ or  aroa 
than  vis  Shown  on  this  map.  -T  "believe- tho  city  extends ‘considor- 
"'db’ly  further  South,  Worth  and-  East  than  is  recorded  on  the  en'clo's'od 
,  arid  if  you  consider  it  adVisaolo  to  go  further  v/ost,  1  want'  '/Ou 
to 'do  so.  I  cun  particularly  doairoU3  of  having  mis  canvas'#  tnado 
v/ith  all  possiblo  despatch,  arid  -.lioroforo  think  it  would  oe‘  bettor 
for  you  not  to  mako  it  iii  oo«J|^fona,  but  to  get'  it  out  on  shoots, 

'  which  ..y.p'u  . , can  work  up  oVary  ’riight  ’and  ediid.'ds  the  data  in-’thp 
.morning,  so  that  wo  can  go  riYjh't  h'He'ad  ‘with  ’the  map  as  this  infor- 
” mati'o'n  cdirids-  to  hand  and  have-  ‘i4t'  'complot'od  'by  the  tim'd  your  cuirivass 
^is'oil  sent  in.  I  trust  that  you  will  do  .everything  in  yoW  '."" 
'VoVdr  to  rush  this  through,  as  it  is  imperative  that  wo  ahd’ulti  ' 
Hdvo  'the .estimate  ready  by  the  '21st*'  After  the  map  is  completed 
it  hii^-.to  bo  sent  to  BrocVtori  for  tho  oloctricaT  determination 
to  bo  inado,  and  you  will  th’droiord.  soo  that  no  time  is  to  bo  lost 


in  forwarding  your  not on. 

Please. do  careful  in  mentioning  dwellings  to  give  fno 
class  and  if  you  como  across  an/ bridges  state  whether  they  are 
draw  bridgos  or  not.  •  <  •  i  «-.i 

.1  notice  in'ybur  carivddd  of  Ndticjt  t'rtat  in  some  places 
yo'ii  canvass  a  store  for  the  first  time  say  at  u,03  P.M.  or  iutor 
arid  mar*,  it  •'closed0.  It  would  ‘bo  well  for  you  to  find  out'  Xf  1 
th'o'.  store  closes  at  >i  P.Hw  or  if  it  remains  open  until  7  or  7.110* 


Iff  3-  ,  // 


Sopt.lltli. 


x...  roctU j.  fc  ui'  a  lottvn 


•r.  Andrui/s,  undo-' 
■fol  loyiuii  for  /uui' 


"T  iiopo  (Shut  iiurtii.iann  xa  pushxnr.  for.v.i./d  tliu  thro'.-  ui;i| 
icntora  Aliii1  tho  i  MMiiM  indicators,  also  tJiO'  double  l.iull)'  ov/iteji 
i'o-'  !!)'.-*.('•}  dynaico  ■.»]■!  loy  ft  t<ind<Vd  Volt  iifotoi*.  T.  shall  suuii  ini 
.-/aitinj!  for  tiio  oinporo  i.iytoi-M.v^u.'  v  Vrofo  .1  1  ot  tor  to  ;,r.  ularJ 
cone. :riii.ii|!  those  instivuiWuVs  /./aterday,'  lift'd  T  trust  that  Hr. 
manri  will  S'»-i  t3i.it  wy  dxroet'ion'W  'cuiicoViiinn  t'Jioiu  arc  u.iiviml  ouijw 

' . Mr.  Androva  at  t]io  r.ioioont  is  in  tho  pity,  and  v/ill  Vl'oulitljj: 

'  'J  080  e'al'J  u)  on  you  v/x.th  roforon&o-  to  tlto  abo/e.  -  ■  i%:; 

■X  have  this  do/- sent  to  liur»  Oscar  Voii  Millar,  eunuch,  ■!! 
••ayaria,  bill- of  3  -Millin'  'for  on-i  box  of  o3  bet.-'xeal  tea t or. i al  .shipped 
by.yoo  oil  tho  .5th.  ins t .  ay 

Very  truly  yours, 


^rl 


/rf  3  ■“)■// 

Kept.  11th.  '  3 

S»  R.  Bailey,  k»r.  . ' 

Oxford,  Oonn. 

Dear  Sir!-  •  , 

•  Your  favor  of  the  vt'b.  in'st.  came  to  hand  yesterday. 

.  .  ’fith  rotation  to  what  you:  havo  ;tu  say  aUuut  my  telephone, 
a31  tho  comment  T  can  naJ-o  on  th^s  is  that  you  are  ojitir.il/  in 
error;  T  ha vo  novor  tukon  advantage  o§  yours  or  anybody  nines' 
inventions  or  siiGriesfcions,.'  T  am  altogether  too  busy  to  consider 
any  matters  -outside  of  ny  own  inventions,  and  would  thorofoi’o 
uu£;f!nsl.  that  you  should  patent  your  ideas  and  >/o vk  than  out  yourebf 
self .  .  . 

Very  ’truly  yours, 


3  -OS-  I  2- 


.Sopt.  13th. 


.  Prank  H.  Mc.Cornuck,  tfsq.fl'rhst.  , 

/  Kdi'son  iSloct rib  liriiiinjih£it,’irifi  Co.  ox'  Sunbiiry, 

•/illiamaport,  Ponna. 

Dear 's*ir:~  .  •  .  ' 

x  hava  your  lofctor  j|  f  the  Sth,  .irist.  iti  ‘rofororieo'  ‘to 
"pl'ctuirif'  inauranco  on  tho  Sunbury  central  station. 

—  . .  'flio  vnjuo  of  tho  machinory,  tocothor  v/ith  tho  builVtinfi,  e 

•H's  aho'ut  SSJ,000.  ,  and- one -par  cont'  would  bo  a  l'air  rato  on  ar'i'sk"/ 
ol‘  this  charactor. 


Vo'ry  truly  your 


/ers 

Sopt.  12th.  9  • 

Philip  Richardson,  Esq. 

/  Box  3Ut>,  ’ 

v/oburii,  t-iuss. 

!T)o'ar  Sir:- 

I  hayo  your  favor  of  tho  10th.  irist,  and  in  roply  biSj?  ' 

.  I. 

to  .stato  that  ’wo-  hayo  chanf'dd  oriu  of  our  mchinoR  to  a  plating 
'  ...  1 
.machine  for  Mr  Koith'  for  jao't'ol'ur'B'iqal  purposes^  It  givos  «  2 

volts  pros sur.a  and  '13:>  arcip'oroo  of  'currant.' "  Th't  prieo  was  -'1,^00. 

Trusting  that  thia"!4fi’?  Kfivo  you  hJ  3  tho  information 

you  Voquiro’,  I  am, 


Very  truly  yours, 


\jg.  .  «op«.  lath.  • 

V/.  l).  Rich;'  iisq.  ,  .  '  .  : 

'  Hotel  Belmont,  '  ’ 

Brockton,  Mass.j  ‘  ’ 

‘Do'ar  Sir:’- *' 

"*’* "  T.  have  your  lot tor  of  the  10th.  mat,  and  in  rojiiy  ?" 

'■ ‘would  say  that  -I  do  not  understand  your  statement  that 'thor^i's 
no  m<|t‘arial  rit'  J.avvronco  to  conmbneo  work  'oq. 


.1  -  . 

‘  The  bedplate  and'  wash’o'rn  for  tJto  I  t  A  x  '1.1  onp.ino,  to- 

1 

gather  with  -washers  for  bolts'  'v/Hlcli  'wore  ordered  for  , the  tl  2  x  10 
lengind,  wont  forward  on  t'li'd '1UltV.'  The  bolts  and  pipes  for 
both  'onRltioG  want  forward,  ori  'if/to'.  Air  chamber  covering 

Was' Ifbrwardrid  on  tho  ;Wth.  and ‘'bolt's  for  the'  dynamos  on  tlxd  srifn'd 
‘da to J1 '  't'o's't'  ’lamps  ou  the  I47th,  uhd  v/ith,  one  or  twonoxcop'tiorfsfj1 '  *  ’ 
'■‘■'fhV ’’.engino’  room  and  motor  room  sundries'  have  all  boon  dospiit'ch'o'dV ' 

"'I  h’dyo.'fust  boon  notified  by  Messrs.  Babcock  fi..  Wilcox  that  th'a' 

■ .  1 

boiler  ,wri a  ahippod  jiew.moVni’rt'f','  arid  you  can  htfvo  the  Id  a  x  la 

affc. 

.ongino  anytiinoyythlo  wool:  by  notifying  Messrs,  Arming ton  H  Sims  to 


ship  it.  The  , steam  piping’  ‘sJwu’frf  yjo'  ‘forward  to-morrow. 

1  have  advisod  you  riftVff 'along  of  the  shipmont  of  this 
’mqfori'al,'  arid  T  shall)  be ' glad  to  know  if  any  of  it  has  noririiVfs‘tra'y, 
'"as  l'tf  jtTrat  c.riso  v/a  must  have  tracers  aont^ut  for  it  inrnidtri'eiltdlV.i’' '• 


.  you  have 
work. 


due tors. 
"Jackson  J, 
'Tav/ronoo 


I  shall  bo  iji.uU  to  know- if  thoro  is  anything  also  that 
liot  Vocolved  which  wi‘ll  ' j^rdvont' your 'tfo'ini.:  ahead  with  the 


As  requested,  T.  onclJso1  you  HoroV/ith  a  plan. of  the  I.av/- 


ation,  and  also  two*  'pV'x\^t's.;o£  'the  uridortt  round  conr 
You  will  recollect  that  .thbso  conduct  ora  sto).  at 
?tro6tj  those  beyond  that  showanf!  the  extension  v/hic'K ’’the'" 
V/oiapany  propose  to  majeo  lator  on, 

'  ”  Very  truly  tyours, 


/f£3.-o  <j 


‘Edison  El oo trie  light  Co. 

London,  E.  C.  England. 

Dour  Kirs;-  '  _ 

In  viow  of  the  imnroVrtiiont  in  tho  manufacture' and  tho 
increase  in  the  demand  for  1iu;i)js,  1  have  arranged  with  the  'J-'ainp" 

•“  Cotagaiiy  to  quoto  to  you  the  following  prico3  for  1  maps  ordorod" ist 
“lots'  of  10,000;- 

U  candlo  lamps..,. $  .40 
10  candlo  lamps.....  ,40 
10  candlo  lamps....  .00 

!ia  candlo  loops. '.7.  r.00 . 

00  candlo  lamps. . 1.00 

ioo  candlo  lanps. ...  T.ifo'  1 

If  ardors  aro  given  in  lots  of  20,000  lamps  and  upwards, 

'"wo'  will  ship  thorn  to  you  froo  on  board  in  tho  forts  of  London,'""' ' 
'  Jlristiql',  Liverpool,  Glasgow  or  any  othor  English  Port  to  whieK  ' 
shipping  ratoo  aro  not  higher  than  thor.o  to  tho  Port  of  London. 

’  You  vail  notice  in  tho  above  that  !W,  00  and  100  candlo 
i<*nps  aro  quoted  at  the' sisao  pri'cbfo  'as  thoso  rocdntly  billod  to 
you.  .  T/o  regret  very  much  oUr  iiiiibilxty  to  roduco  thoso  pneos, 


/ 

/but  find  it  imposaiblo  to  do  so,  act  the  lamps  roforrud  to  aro  of  a 
special  charaetor,  and  tho  demand  for  than  is  vory  limited,  and  the 
l  amp  Company  raaniifaeturos  than  at  a  loss.  As  "tho'  demand  increases 
and  tho  methods  of  manufacture  impr.oyo,  v/o  shall  no  doubt  bo  ablo 
to  quote  you  bettor  prices  on  those  lamps  also.  Those  quotations 
aro’  to  take  effect  -on  all  orders  sont  by  you  from  this  date,'  iSf  '  ' 
said  orders  aro  givon  in  lots  abovo  mentioned, 

Vory  truly  yours, 

. 

P.S.  Tf  you  are  prepared  to  order  »i  candle  lamps  in  lots  of 
10,000  or  upwards,  v/o  shall  bo  willinn  t«  supply  thorn  to  you  at'*-?'-' ■ 
thirty  fivo  (33)  conts  each,  anil  if  ordered  in  lots  of  2:1,000  and 
"upwards,  v/o  will  ship  thorn  to  you  froo  on  board  to  tho  Ports  oF 
'London,  Bristol,  Liverpool,  Glasgow  or  an;  othor  English  Port  'WT' 
'which  shipping  ratos  aro  not  higher  than  chose'  to  tho  Port  of  ' 
London.  .  .  . 


Deutsche  jidioon  Oosollschof t, 

U'i  J.oipziijar  Strasso, . 

llorlin,  Uormany.  . 

‘D'oar  Sirs;- 


Tn  vi on  or  tha  improvement  in  tho  manufacture  and'  the 
increase  in  tW  for  lamps,  X  have  arfangodvitli  the  I.amr. 

Compan-  6,°  you  tho  following  pries'  for  lamps  >brdci  rod  in 


-•-ots  of  ,10,’OQO:-  •  -  -  — 

P  oantllo  lamps, ...  S  ".'•SO"' " ' 
Id  oandlo  lamps.,,,'  ,d0 

10  candlo  lamps . ;30 

,  32  candlo  lamps.... .  ,00 
00  candlo  lamps.,..  1.00 
.  100  candid  lamps. *.^1,50 


If  ordors  aro  given  'in  'lot's  of  23,000'  l'anps  and  upwards,  ' 
wo  will  sjiip  thorn  to  you  f rdo  on  i  “board  in  tho  ports  of  Hamburg, 


Antworp  of  Oonoa. 


“'lamps 

"you. 


You  will  notion  in  tho  above  that  32.,  30  and  lb'0  'cantTio 
aro  quoted  at  tho  sumo  prices  as  those  recently  billed ’to  " 
.Wo  regret  vary  muelrour  inability  to  redded 'those  prions' 


/<A 


P'.S,  Tf  you  are  proparod  to  order  li  o audio  lamps  in  lots  of 
10,000  or. upwards,  v/o  shall  bo  willing  to  supply  thorn  to  you  at 
thirty  fivo  (35)  cants  ouch,  'and  if  brdarad  in  lots  of  Ml,  000  and  . 
upwards,  iro-  will  ship  thorn  to  'yoTTfraa  bn  board  to  tho  tort's  of 
"Hamburg,.  AntY/orp  or  Oanoa,  ... 


7 

#; 


/fi 3 


September  14th.. 


A.  ffchard,  lisq..  Frost, 

..  .  Socioto  (l*  Apparoiliaifo  Tfloctriquo,' 

Conova,  switstor  i  and. 

”l)’6ar  Xiv:- 

Hofomnc  to  m/  letters  of  the  10th.,  1  bop  to  'auf; 
nont  tho  prices  quoted  for  lampa  by  tho  following:- 

Tf-  you  WJlji  order 'from  us  lamps  in  lots  .'.f1  10,000, 
will  .gi'vo  ydiitho  ^followiUf’  pric'dri:-'  ' 

l>  cancllo  lamp’s.. 


10  candle  lamps. 

’  10  ’candle  lamps,' 
32  candle  lnmps. 
■50  candle  lamps, 
loci  ciin'dl  o  lm  ps. 


... 

...  ’.aa;; 

..  '  .00  •’  ;  . 

.,1.00 

;.  i.ho  ’  •  • 

’  ’  TT.f  you  RiVo  us  an  order  'for  25,000,  wo  will’  i?£vo  you 
further  lidvantaRa  of  dqiivoriJnj''  t'ho  lamps  frdo  oh  board  in'  tho 
•  Porta  oi;  Hamburg,  Antwerp’  oV'Jlfayre'’. ' 

’  Vorf'^riity  yours. 


’  P.S,  If  you  aro  proj/iirnd  ’lio  orrfar  'U^ candl o  lamps  in  lots  of 


Ai 


c2. 


Socioto  Elo'ctriquo  Edison, 
Paris,  p'rancct. 


/y?3  -it 


Root*.  Sirs:- 

In  vibw  of  tho  oV'oiifeliii* ’i-n'  "tKb mariul’ac'turo.  and  tho 
incroacq.in  tho  domand  for  J  havo  'arranjjod  '  vith-  tlio  l  amp 

Ooiiipany  to  quota  to  you  tho  following  prices  for  .lamps  ordorrfd'  in 
'  lots  of  10,000;- 

•  U  eondl  o  lainp3,....S  .-10 
l'i  candlo  lamps . 40 

'  3  o’  'candlo  lamps,’....  '"♦'SO  1  .  • 

» 

'  ,33  tfandl  o  lamps.  . 

.4.  50  candlo  lainpsV.'/. .  i.'Ott  ••  •••;• 

.  100  candlo  lamps, ,  .['"Ttfiid"'' 
it ' . orders,  aro  gi'von  in  loth  of  34,000  lamps  and  upwqrds,' 
wo-  vail'. 'ship  thorn,  to  you  fr.on  on  board  in  tho  Ports  of .  Hamburg,"'  ' 
"^Afit'worp  or  dorioa. 


’  fob  will  .notion  in  tKbabovo "that. 33 ,: "so  and  100  candlo 
lamps  arb  quoted  dt  tho  saino  pric’Sn'W-fKddd' roceritly  bill  pd  to 
you.  .  wq  rofjrot  vory  much  our' 'inability 'to  reduce  thnsqp.l^ricos, 


y  %y.:  ’• ' 

j$&„d'it  w-u.  »  1-  4  “  th”  J”"r‘s  *“  s'l“r  °  • 


.pa^al  uhoraotor,  and  thd  donidU  for  thorn  U  :vovy  lmitod,  ond. 
£h«  f  o  ip any  nMdnW'  «*>  »'  “  lv““/ 
iniroopor;  and  t>,  inothodn  of  ttiiiijifadtbrd  ’w”*.  wt  »>■“  no 
doubt  M  uhld  to  ,»U  X»  »*«¥«“  u,i  U”““  *«*>•  “**“.• 
ffidod  'i[„otattiuns  ,rd  *»  •  (*•>  ofrott  od  all  ordorn  <*  >1  »*• 

.Hi!  a  d.to,  ,f  otmi  ordoro  or-  «.W»  >.  lota 


Vory  truly  youra, 


»\s.  Tr  you  nro  proparort  to  ortior  u  cami!o  lfjnps  in  3ot3  oi 
10,  pop.  or  .upwards,'  wd  .shall  bo  Y/il,^fjfl  to  supply  than  to  you  at 
thirty  five  {MSS) 
upward  a,,. :  • 

.1  (onibu rf>,‘'  An t  v/orp  or  Gonoa. 


OJich,  urfd'  jttT  or  do  rod  in  lota  of  iJ:>,000  and' 
i  v/ill  ship  than'  t’o'you  “froo  on  board  to  tho  f'orta  of 


■!  -  Sopt.  lath.  3 

P.  «.  Shaw,  Hs.1. 

'Villi  omsport,  Ponna. 

Deal*  Sir;-  ■ 

•  i  bon  to  aclmov/lotii'e  reooxpt  of  . your  favor  of  th'o‘  iJth‘. 

mat,  and  roRret  to  state  that  it  \fas  no.cossury  for  us  to  obtain  a 
now  ddtormnntinn  of  nollofontd,'  'and'  Vo  v/oro  u'onso^uon  r.lAT  unablo 
to  forward  you  tho  estimate  o‘rf  "Saturday  ‘as  pram  nod  in  the  prev- 


'  1  will  sond  you  ostimatos  of  Williamsport  to-mo'rrow  "  ' 

morning  [for  1'JOO  and  MOO  light  a. 

'  '  1  '  In  roforonco  to  Oil  Ulty,  I  prosumo  you  are  aware  that 

wo  have  as  yet  made  no  canvass  of  that  place.  X  suppose,  howovrir, 
you  will  notify  us- when  you  want  Vlas  donoV 


riil’y  yours, 


.  ,  Kept.  lath.  3  . 

Major  3.  a.  Baton, 

'  ‘  ’ j  £ftsity.  > 
fioar  Sir:- 

I  ®i  in  receipt  ofti  'rat't^y  ^rcffrf 'Mo'ssrs.  i  Harris  >:  :• 

Robinson,  .under  data  of  Soptbirfbor  lltK. askirin  us  to  make  a  can-. 
vans  of  Morv/alk,  South  Morv/allf'driU'  V/u  t  or  bury,  and  shaW  bo  i?lad  to 
know  "i'f  '.vq  have  your  authority  to  ro  ahead  and  do  tJi:o  wort:'?' 

Yours  truly,  ' . 


•  ir83'OCj 

sopt.  12th. 

A,  A.  coy/Ioo,  Rsq.  Rooty. 

'  -19  Cliff  Strodfc',1  ‘  "City'.'  ’■ 

Doar'sipj- 

t  bon  to  acknov/lodiio  'r'dlscipt'  df  "your  'favor  of  tho  lltfi.. 
inst'^  in  roforonco  to  triplo  covnro'd  v/iro,  and  v/ill  send  you  th  i 
aasipl'o  that -you  aaj;  for.  in  a  day  or  so. 


’/ary  truly  y 


/<P<P3 '  ^7  -/o2 

’  •  3 -1th.  •  ft 

Y/.  If.  Douty,  Esq.  frost.  '' 

'v '  .  ,  Shanokin,  P’enna.  . 

'  Hoar  Sjir:- 

I  wired  you  this  afternoon  that  yb‘i i  should  order "  ttirbuph 
tho  Edison  Kloctric  I:inht'  Company,  'TSSO  land's  of  ton  candles  each 
to  start  on.  '  ■  • 

In  order  to  oxplaln  ;£o*  jAfa' 'W  'VtfnWri  for  sending  this 
;fcoJ  ORrara,  T  would  say  that  'tTfS'YeSapa  have  to  Bo-or'dorod  through  "" 
'the  -VfRht Company,  as  tho  Edison  Lamp  Factory  cannot  recognise* ; '  - 
"'orfi'ors  unless  they  aro  rocoivcid  through  that  'company.'  ;  — 


Vory- truly  y 


irP3-oy,  /  3 


.  .  sept.  lath.  -a 

!',  H,  Upton,  bsq. 

Harrison,  M,  .1. 

Dear  Hir:- 

T  hoc  to  acknowledge  receipt  of  your  postal  card  of  the 
12th,  inst,  and  in  reply  v/oulil  say  that  Mr.  Edison  i»  f.joing  to 
Shamokin  on  Monday,  tho  17th.  prox. 

Vory  truly  ./ours, 


fttz 


7 


Sopt.  13th. 


ikit.ol  i Ml) none, 


Hpoo);tun,  iiasa. 

Do  hi*  Hir;— 

In  vofOi'onco  to  yo.ir  sovorul  eu:.u:,ani  cut  ions  rocoivort 
t!la  lMt  *'0  /  l  rot;  rot  U.  3uy  that  Mr.  InouJl,  /ho  has 

t!  .>r.o  .in torn  in  H  um,  in  at  thn  t vonont  nouont  ill  and  confmod 
to  his  botl.  l(o  trill,  hov/ovnr,  lio  in  th.)  office  apsiin  to-nurrov/ 
or  next  tiny,  v/hon  ho  will  son'll  yo.i  fclv-t  necessary  anov/ora. 

7  havo  your  lot  tor  or  tbvilay*  a  rlato  nivinw  Sho  sisso'  or 
tho  coils  for  the  regulator  diia'ijjnotl  b/  you  unit  havo  roforroU  u 

copy i of  it  to  Horr.Miinn  ft  n«.  - 


/ffi-O'J  -/t/ 


Sent. 


V/.  n,  Rich,  Kb«1. 

Jiiit.oj.  liolraont, 
Brock  ton, 

noar  Sir:- 

T  ham  you-.vl.itt.-, 
aay  that  tho  part, a  of 
viill  bo  sent.  ;,-o,i  immediately, 
caused  by  the,  "ujjorintondont 
what  ;c 


of  Sops.  and  in  roj.l would 

dynamo  which  wore  lost  in  transit 
'iho  delay  in  sondiwj  those  v/as 
of  tho  hachino  "torts  not  understanding 


“*  hy  T  1>«»  -/our  ofcotch  and  ho**,-., 

understands  what  it  j3  that  you  want 

■m  „  .,ii  «»«,  i.io™„ 

on  SWM  «  itroclrtort  So  John  n„,  =„v„  ^ 

0  '  V  hnv  . 

T  '-onirtio  in  ,'oron>noo  to  )..„,,-oh„  o,  ,  raw  1 

1  SU,’I°  ■'U-‘  ‘:a'!  stwt  0,1  'ran.Iny  1,.,  ornct  tho  iioilo,-. 

1  to! on  1001,1,0,1  rara.nol  fu  . 

oono  MO  .  **Uoato  shippim  pnoolpt  f,„.  „,,,  ^  M 

1  B“‘  1  "U1  “«■»  **  *-  «•'  ™.i  ion  ora, 

“W  ****  “  fon  tho  MoiiiW 

movihln,,,  is  ,l„o,i  not  U1  t,,,, 

I  ~U  onto  'loo,„-k.  ,  Slar,  ln  t„  !. 

tho  .top  Mvonoi,  thoi,  1|  g  *  «,lle|W  k„  it  ram, hi  tub  pri- 


-  A . 


Vjict  Jav/ronco  motors  wont  forward  yost onlay,  and  't  thin): 


tho  irochton  Motors  woro  shiin.od  at  tho  oumo  tiroo,  in  any  ovonfc 
yon  will  vncoivn  thorn  in  a  day  «>»*  two. 

Proijjht  bills  caiao  to  hand  “O.JJ." 


/ 


J.  !’»  Campbell,  Uaq. 

Wil3.innaj.Hjri.,  Parma. 


Ropt. 


X  havo  your  loUor  of  tho  l.-'.th.  inst,,  and  forward od  to 
you  yesterday  morning  another  chart  of  Williamsport. 

Tn  reference  to  the  Williamsport  Romp  any  securing 'tKonr- 
'solves  «hn  necessary  uoniSossions  to  erect  polos  on  private  prbpcir- 
’ty,-  1  would  atato  that  wo  much  prefer  to  obtain  those  pornit'sTpijr- 
ho3vo3,  but  if  the  Williamsport,  Company  desire  that  wo  shall  allow 
thorn  tonobt ain  tho  vomits,  wn  will  do  so,  but  simply  stipsilato- 
that  pur  bid  for  tho  stroot  installation  v/il3  %3y  hold  good 
providing  tho  concessions  are'  obtained  in  accordance  with  tho  linos 
shown • on  our  exhibits. 


P.nclosod  find  chock  ^^fbqr  50  for  S50. 


Very  truly  yours, 


covor  your 


7 


Hour  fi'ir:- 

T  a'tt  infon.iod  b /  a  . 
Itousn,  fSiinaro,  that,  t;ho 


unaaaro  of  than  foot.,  and  X  ,r 
nay  h'avn  tho  nnttor  corrncto.l. 


la-tan,  who  bonrdoi 

3tal2oil  in  that  b- 


l-rasutno  that  you 
■h.ts  lot  tor  in  or. 


/■%F3-.o  ff  <■/■>+ 


fJojit.  14th.  3 


T total  Hefraont, 

Prod,  ton,  Has 


'70  have  tho  pi oasurn  to  ac ]; nov/1  edge  yon*  favor  of  tho 
titli.  inst,  which  would  sUVo  bo. in  ropliod  to  oarlior  but  for  cir¬ 
cumstances  which  havo  interfered  to  prevent  this  bo  inf;  done. 

AUTOMATIC  tSECUJi ATOM.  ’7o  do  not  boliovo  at  all  in  tho 
uso  of  automatic  regulators  in  coritr.il  stations  -ii.tlst  tho  regula¬ 
tor  in  in  such  a  condition.  In  our  or.ininotha  automatic  rogulator 
in  a  nocossary  ovil  in  isolated  plants  whore  there  is  groat  var¬ 
iation  number  of  lamps  on  at  any  ono  time  and  tho  variations  in 
spporl.  noth  those  difficulties  are  eomparitivolv  overcome  in 
our  .central  stations,  and  T  much  prefer  hand  regulation.  with 
relation  'to  tho  hand  regulator,  f  enclose  you  herewith  a  sketch 
which  will  show  you  tho  mtJiod  in  which  Mr.  Andrews  conrnctod  ui.  tin 
regulator  a t  fthamokxn,  whore  tin  same  blunder  had  ‘been  nado  in 
this  conn oc tion  an  tho  one  you  now  have.  You  probably  can  sot  it 
right  by  pursuing  the  same  course  as  Mr.  Andrews  did.  '  . 

With  relation  to  men,  if  you  find  it  chonpor  and  more 
economical  to  uso  wiromon,  you  can  of  courno  have  than.  ‘.That  v;e  ' 
to  do  is  to  havd^.t ho  work  dono  as  woll  and  as  economical  as 


)  ?S3-  *c/ '  ' 


T)u>  connections,  such  as  designort  by  Mr.  Johnson,  havo 
boon  ordered  for  you  and  will  bo  shippod  immodiatuly  thoy  are  ro 
7itJ>  isolation  to  the  switchos,  v/o  enclose  you  horowith 
’,v"Jf;h  skotch  arrangement  of  the  sr.at.ion  at  HJwaaoJtin 

All  roforonco  in  lot tors  writ ton  you  havo  boon  partly  based  on 
the  mot  hod  pursued  at  Shamakin, 

vili  you  ploaso  son  if  you  havo  switches  to  answer  for 
t.ho  vorj;  at  i;roc):t,on,  fo] 3 owing  generally  on  tho  same  character  o 
v/ork  as  that,  done  at  SharaoXAn,  and  a  knowledge  of  which  tho  on- 
olosod  sketches  will  give  you?  If  you  have  not  wo  will  order  am 
stitches  as  you  may  intimate  as  being  Vorjiisito.  Tt  is  our  im¬ 
pression,  howovor,  that  you  have  all  t.ho  switches,  and  in  fact 
soYoral  over,  except  possibly  sovrtral  plug  switchos  for-  cutting 
tho  hank  of  resistance  in  and  but. 

w’°  roforonco  in  our  lot  tor  of  t.ho  Oth.  Sfc^aunbury  was 
error,  fJhamokin  should  havo  boon  montionod,  as  tho  .criticism 
on  switchos  required  by  you  was  basod  on  what  had  boon  found  to  ;‘: 
suit  thci  purpose  at  Hhamokin. 


rinclosuro. 


/  /  V- 


1  total  rsolnont, 

noav  r:.i  v;— 

This  will  introduce  to  you  ' in  .1  ohnsoii,  v/hon  \/o  aro 
sondinn  to  hnakton  to  ta):n  cJiarCo  of  the  wiring  of  houses  under 
youv  direction.  d.-nirn  that  r.  .Johnson  shoul.l  viro  onough 
housoo  to  maj.o  a  shov/inc  on  at  r.hri  start,  and  if  ]i.i  roquiros  any 
assistance,  that  ho  shawl  il  obtain  it  locally,  -subject  to  your 


•Oion  X  cot  to  ohamokiri,  ,X  .'will  chooso  a  .local  iaan,  who 
j  to  bo  taw/;' it  our  Method  of  w .trine.  Yo.,  will  of  course  son  that 

’•  Johnson  follows  out  jjonorally  the  plans  laid  Sunbdry, 

■  th  relation  to  inside  wire  v/or);. 

'fours  truly, 


/ 


/  (9  ^  '  .  /t/ 


S®J*.  14th. 


!'.  J.  'Spracuo,  Esq. 

Hot ol  Holrnont, 

Brockton,  Maas. 

Dear  si'rt- 


l1!  oasn  impress  upon  Mr.  .lonk’ s 
out  in  any  customora  tho  total  of  whoso  l;u>v. 
at  least  two  hours  ana  thirty  winUtos  avora<| 
Tf  ho  is  foin.;  to  cut  in  any  ono  •■who  vmt,s  th 
vail  simply  ho  a  coumorcial  failure. 


fact  that  wo  must'  not 
i  will  not  jjivo  us 
i  for  H00  days. 

•Ujjht,  tho  station 


Th..  maximum  »#»  or  lights  that  a  port,  over  burns  «. 
ooy  m  MM,  l»M  by  tho  total  im  hoars  in  r,00  days  should 
nivo  not  loss  than  *»  hours  par  1,„.  or  oourso  a  party  may 
hn/o  oO  lamps  soar,  no  tab,  but  never  have  more  than  10  liphtod;  ir 
that  Is  the  maximum,  then  those  are  tho  lamps  to  be  eouotoa. 

Ho  you  soo  tho  point?  . 


four's  truly, 


/frs-o 


Sopt.  15  th. 

0.  P.  Jov/roy,  Esq, 

•1  Kroud  fit-root,  '  Oity. 

My  iloar  s.;r.  Jov/royt- 

T  onoloso  your  ]iorov/ith  cupios  of  lottors 
Sir  'John  Lubbock  anil  Thooduro  r/atorhoaso,  in  roforoncd  to  tho 
fusion  of  tho  Kdia*n  and  .Wan  dompnniois  in  England. 

Vary  truly  yours, 


Encloai 


U/3-OJ-/5 


A.  A.  Co  .'lor;,  Kr.q. 

10  01 i rr 

!)o ar  Sirj- 

J.n  reply 

that  T  will  upon): 

Itoj'ardinr! 

a 

'that,  plain  uniform  c 
polo"  pattern,  end 
will  ;aav/3r. 


Hoot.  l->th,  r? 


Sooty, 


to  your  fis/v/v  of  Soptanbdr  l-'Jth. ,  I  ho;;  to  say 
>  .  r.  J.imo/jX  in  rof oronco  to  tho  cost  of  tape, 
cotton  fo-  outside  v/rappinr,  T  afron  y/i'ttf  ' you 
solo*-  v/xll'iooJc  ::mch  but tor  than  tho  "barlioV" 
vo  j-lrtd  if  you  will  choose  sinithinj-  tha 

/Vnry  -truly  yours, 


t?83>  '0<j  ,  ry 


«opt.-  17th,  lijfja. 


!>.  Wunoi,  Esq.  "  - 

n,  i.ioXj  ar;nt 


I  ha/o  yo..r  f;\vov  of  Mvo  1‘lth.  Inst,  in  reference  to 
tho  brushes  on  tho  -too  lir:h  (i  rtynruioft. 

At  tho  loulsviiln  Ihirwimm  Vto  haVO  Iot.M.,0,,  W 

olia’5  °r  Mm  «*  uri-.-.t  o,„i,,  *  „„  tf#-. 

Kum  ™  0,00t  1  “  infornot!  tint  thug  HWm 

V/O.-A  :,,ma  fit it] y  and  hd  ddimatator  polish,,:;.  Mo  ov.i.o  all  out' 
tests  v/i  th  tho  brushes  you  have. 

Tt  Ml  bn  lMpracti'cablo  to  uso  a  sot  of 
on  tho  *ir  nachino.  Tho  -T.-  bftidh  is  sol, loro,!  «„  t„„w, 

'"“1°  ''r  "msh  ”  tnoToblo  in  a  oho.-tw  though  which  is  faston- 

o<l  to  tho  brush-hol qor.  ......... 


Very  truly  y< 


//f'3- 'Q 


Soj  t.  17th.  3 


<i.  V/.  r/ilbor,  K.'jij, 

Ooruor  4th.  "■  Oilman  Sts. 
■■'all  r-iivor,  ilas.-i. 

Do dr  Sir 


yoifr  favor  of  t)i-»  Hitli.  inst,  it  vuul'd  ho 
ua  a  sj.ocial  rov.v.rt  on  Kail  !?ivor. 


-Sov.t,  I'.'th.  a 

Messrs,  Harris  a  Robinson, 

Room  2,  Trust  r;o’  s  building, 

Hartford,  GOnn. 

Dear  Sira:-  ,  _ 

Referring  to  your  letter  oi'  tho  lath.  inst. ,  I  bop  to 
Gay  that  wo  moan  by  "House  J.ir-hts*  tho  number  of  lights  used  in 
a' house.  It  is  impossible  for  a  canvacsor  to  pot  into  a  house  an* 
find  out  ho v/  many  liphts  aro  burning,  but  by  deciding  tho  character 
of  tho  house  he  can  make  a  very  accurate  estimate. 

T  send  you  under  author  cover  duplicate  maps,  of  Hart¬ 
ford,  Danbury  and  .Southington,'  ulso  tha  Isolated  plant  books  you 
asked  for,  ’ " 

In  reference  to  estimates,  wo  have  ho  available  copies  at 
the inome'nt  which  wo  could  send  to  you,  and  v/o  are  so  pressed  with" 
"v/ork  that  it  would  be  impossible  for  us  to  pot  them  done  at  once, 

I  will,  however,  send  you  copies  as  soon  as  I  can  pet  some  made, 

. .  Very  truly  yours,  ' 


(?%3'Oci- tf 

> 

US  Fiintllii  ifecCTira®, 

)lov  Turk,  Kept.  lfJth.  liilja. 

b’,  ••Jaijkdhzio,  Knq. 

-  ■  \  .  ■  -  .. 

v-ivo  Tim'd  TdloRVarth'  Cfij,  ' ‘ ‘ : 
Tempi o  flours, 
f>  •«6oJuaan'.1s«i*i>ot,  City. 


Hoar  :sivj- 


Tn  < 


•  (rfUt-£>JWu<(7, 

resequence  of  .  t.J-in'ismaatytf  n 


>(’  my  business, 

untl  hiv.iy  tliiiins  that  1  :u:,  iirtorootod  y,,  fr^ul'd  j  ikq 
al'!l  'interest  in  y 


r 

•  ronsm-wor  for  Flnr-laml^o: 


>  surrender 

11  your  roimbursihfi 
ind  any  amount  that  -T  may  have  incurred  up  t,o  Shis  writing  in  "' ' 
connection  v/ith  said  invention,  t  ivi  eomnnilod 
course,  ov/inr;  to  my  time  being  so' fully!  c 

is  impossible  for  mo  to  deal  With  the  .  • 

W1*’.n  Cfl'3  matter  in  a  manner  satis¬ 
factory  either  to  you  or  myself.  :  ' 


take  this'  " 
oecupiod,  that  I  fool  ii 


very  truly  yours, 


/S?3 ■<*•]. 

Sept.  ItJth.  '  3 

S»  B»  Raton,"  Rsq, Prost.  ,  .  • 

.  Rd'inon  Rloetrip  light  (Jo, 

City! 

Hoar  $ir:-  .  .  i 

T  am  in  receipt  of- a  lottor  from  Mr.  Batchelor,  srirrTf'V'  j 

borj  to  submit  to  you  tho  following  extracts  for  tho  bofoct  Roporf 

"Th°*0"  dynamos  all  cane  to  Milan  without  having1 ;thtf | 

-bearing  nine  on  of  tho  shafts,  tnllov/oil.  Thoy  worn  .wjtappoii  v/ith . .  '  •  ; 

paper  and  ,'th'on  outside  of  this  was  sumo  tallow,  'but  not  'inside'.  ' 

-Tho  aoa  air  so  rusted  thorn  that  it  .‘tools  over  two  months !  to  got  .j 
.  •thorn  to  .run  v/ithout  'hoatln'g.  '  '(‘h'by  o'uwhi;  to  tallow  them  wrill  and  j 

af forwards  wrap  than  with  a  piocVof  fblt  that  has  boen  dippod 

into"  mol' tod  taJ  low., .  *  . . --V 

At,ia.j-n,K.ton,  Mnginon.  Tho  Arming  ton  engines  oaincinbt’ont“i- 
roiy  ’fogethor  and  thorn  worn  no  marks  to  toll  which  nioco  boio^god' 

"  to  each  engine."  •  .  . 

■’.iCTamgs.  Under  tho  cOmmuta'iibr  ;bars.'we  Jiavo  always  put 
j  apahnod  paper  'instead  of  niioa  in '  tho  rimall  sixes  of  dynamos.  • 


I  find  that,  in  many  canon  this  pa'rior  is  carbbmixed  and  sbmotimon 
o.Y.on  we  havo  noticed  no  tiling'  wrong  with  tho  machine  particularly. 


/f  *3-.  ©?-/.** 

Snnt,  With.  .  a 

Vi  J.  St.r.lfjuo,  Rnq. 

JtotoJ  HoDmont, 

brock ton,  i.inas. 

lin  cion  Oft  plonno  fihrl  irfap  of  Kouthinijtonj  which  roqiuiroo 
an  o3 ocyrical  dotoimi  nation,  aceorrtinf;  .to  tho  rod  linos.  Tt  is 
to  bo  all  polo  linos.  *  •  •• 

Tours  truly, 

"r-.fU,.!? 


/f83'  0  y  -  ■/? 


Sopt,  lutll.  ltiijfl, 

Ouotavo  Roldan,  Esq,  Hunt. 

lf>i  Ooorck  Htroot,  City, 


1  am  in  rocoipt  of  a  lot tor  from  W.  Uatehtilor "in  which 
ho  says 'that,  the  “0*  dynamos  all  a^rivod  at.-Milan  without  having'  . 
tho  boa-inns  placos  of  tho  shafts  tallowod.  Ho  says,  thoy  v/oro 
wapi.od  with  pap  or  and  out  sid  a  of  this  was  sumo  tallow,  but  not. 
insido,  Tho  soa  air  so  rustod  *EKam  that  ho  says  it  took  him 
ovor  two  to  got  thorn  to  run  without  hunting.  Ho  says  that'  wfth 
tho  noxt  ohijmont  you  ought  to  tallow  thorn  wall  and  of torwar'ds  ' 
vh-ap  thoi.:  with  a  pioco  of  fait  that  has  boon-  dippod  iii  indltod'' 


'  •  jX73'0<) 

Sent.  lUth.  3 

Messrs.  Arininr.ton  #  Siran, 

TrovifJonoo,  H.  X. 

near  Sirs: 

•  X  an  in  receipt  of  a  lot  tor  fron  :,tr.  MatchoU  or  in  which 
lm  states'  that  thtf  Arnurifiton  owjino  arrived  ’£&  Milan  not  ohtiroly 
together  and  thorn  wore  rib  hidirlis  to  toll  which  pioco  bolungod  to 
oach  onfilno, 

v/ilj  you  kindly  have  THus  matter  adjusted  in  future, 
and  obligd, 

■7 


Kopt.  ltith.  .  3 

Socioto  Xloctviquo  Rfiison, 

Pavia,  Prahao, 

Doar  Hirs:.- 

T  bog  to  acJvriovfrq'fl(jd  rocoipt  of  your,  favor  of  tlio 
■'Jlst.  August  in  reference  to  oldctric  railway.  '  In  roply  I  would 
aay  that  it  is  impossible  for  iritf  "to  'take  this  matter  up,  as  I  have 
too  much  •vork  on  eloctrio  light,  husinosn, . 

Things  aro  "booming”  hero  in  villago  and  city  plant's.'"" 
Very  truly  yours, 


Iff  3'‘7 

sopt.  ao'th. 


v/oovoro  National  Hotel, 

•Shamokin,  1  l  nn>vi. 

My'  Hoar  Kdison:- 

lf“ur  telegram  name  to  hand  asking  for  chemicals.,  ’ 
motors,  scales  *c.,  amt  the  various  articles  enumorat’eVl  have  boon 
shipped.  Tho  motors  wore  kept  back  purposely;  t)io  rnst  of  tho  ' 
art i cl oo  should  have  boon  shipped  but  for  a  blunder,  v/hich  I 
suppose. T  must  toko  tho  'credit  for. 


Sol ri an  started  to  tori t  tho  "MOT  light  maphino  yesterday, 
but  found  a  cross  in  tho  oiwitMrt,'  and  v/hon  X  loft  tho  V/o.rks  this 
morrii,nti  this  trouble  had  not  boon  fixed,  but  ho  promiaos  to  lot  • 
mo  hayd  n  report  on  a  partial  tost  this  afternoon,  but  up  to'  this 
Y/ritihg  it  has  not  yet  come  to  hand.  As  soon-,  as  X  got  it  I'  V/ill 
so'ntl  it  to  you. . 


,  X  sow  'Odilon  to-day  in  refer  once  to  the  cable,  and  ho  • 
says  it  is  impossible  t..‘  state  exactly  when  they  erin  dolivor  aomo 
of  it,  and.  as  it -is. a  nw/  .'thing  ho  ds  .depending  dntiroly  upon  tho 
factory. as  to  v/hon  it  "will  bd'^uvddd  outV'  tf.it  w.ia  an  article 
o'f  ordinary  manufacture  ho  could  name  a  time,  .  biit.  says.  ho  Will 
.  pusTf  'i’t  through  as  quickly  as  possible/  '  '  .  .  —  . 


I  was  in  tho  contra]  station  to-day  and  (thinnoc);  was 
trying  a. pain  of  tho  now  brush  os.  T)>  o'-o  was.  quits.  sumo  Ji6at  from 
thorn,  and  onb  brush  had  got  burned  very  badly  indnod. .  v/hon  T 
lof t,  hov/ovor,  tho  brushes  'worn  Writing  a  lit'tlo  bnttor,  and  ho 
-  was  carrying  000  or  700  lights  Sn  'tli'o  bruiihos  from  tho.. district .  and 
not  from  tho  tost'  lamps  upstairs.; 

T  had  a  man  in  hero  to-day  from.  Pi tchburg,  Mass.  ltd 
rUn3  tho  Thomsorn-tiauston  buainons  and  wpnts  to  got  up-  Edison'' 
OompiSnios. in  about  ton  towns.  Ho  cams  on  hero  at  tho  suggostion 
of"  Kir.is,  ;and  T.  think  that  v/hon  you  got  to  nVocict'o'n  noxt  week  -you 
can  nio)to  a  "dicker'’  with  him.  '  t  .airi:td'So'o  hihi  to-niorrow  again, 
ho  £s..,ono..of  those  real  l.ivo  folloV/s',' ’and  hd  would  havo  closed  a 
contract  with  w  on  tho  spot,  -  ^r'c'durso  such ’diffioultios  an 
torwa  ;hd  ha's  got  to  bo  talkod' 'i'rit'o.  ,  •  '  . 

X  hojiO  you  are  enjoying  tho .  bad"griib*  .  'dud  tho  "tY/ofor'd." 

1  will  go  .  to  ilolmonico*  s  to-night  and  dat  a  doubio  sizod  diriridri'" 
so  that  you  can  imagino  .you  Jmvo  had  pant  bf  it.  ... 

I  one loan  you  tho  latest'  emanation  of  tho  Engiriooririg 

tiopaft'mdrit.  Itvi'o.o  most'  bdautifUl^^ioco" of  b']uo  printing',  and 

v/ill  no  doubt  go  a  long- .v/ay  'towards  .'ch'odririg  yoii  on  in  your 


/??£-&}  AO 


Sop't,  JOth.lUIJ,'!. 

Thomas.  A.  Alison,  Kcq. 

'  'lo.vrorr,  National  lit.,  to], 

•Shnmokin,  •  1‘onna! 

lly  iioav  .'-Mi  son:— 

■"j-ikso  v/rxt,in;>  to  you  this  afternoon  T  have  noon 
.So  1<1  an,  ami  ho  nay  a  that  ho  litis  tostorl  tho  HOo  light  machine. 

Ho  ran  .tho  armature  at-  lion  rovoliit ions  .and  got  .?.rtO  amperes  out 
of  it  at  11-J  volts.  Tho  armature  Was  uorfootly  cool  at  tho  timo 
ho  loft  tho  shop  to-  co) no  un  to  son  mo,nml%\o  machine  hart  boon 
running  ;1*2  hours.  ho  damn  highly  olatorl  over  tho  vosuit  of 
tho  tosi',  an  ho  says  it  has  oorao  out  oxaoily  in  •aaoorrtanetf  with 

his  osculations.  . 

'  '  "XoIXrs  ’vo^'t.vhly,  " 


/FF3  -otj 


‘.Hotol  bclmont , 

Hvockt-n,  Hnss. 

boar  «ir:- 

Youv  two  vory  3  one  thy  lottors  of  tho  l‘Jth.  and  20th.' 
caiio  dyly  to  hand.  -jfc 

.  •  .  yiphrVflidtiQu  -  to. 'tho  oxtm  tubes  tlosirddo to  bo  laid  by 

Mr.  Garrison  in'  glaco  of  the  polo "finon  propo'sod  to  bo  put  up  and 
provided  for  ii.i’hio  contract  with’iao,  T.  have  under  instruction!! 
froni  C[r.  book’s,  -ordered  tho  Tube  Company  to  lay  2(Jt)0  foot  of  .tUbas 
in  Wuch ’strop ta  as  Mr.  Jonhs  limy  indicate.  I  have  also  ordorod 
f  fCrni  „:?r.  .Kryflsi-,'  at  tho  ins  tone  •>  of  hr.  Jonks,  30  lengths  or’tW 
wtro  sofyico.  tub'os  fur. use  at'  Jtrookton.  X  lindosstand  that  thoso 
•v/oro -ord'oro’d  on  your  sucffosf ion.  In  your  letter  of  tho  2oth. 

you  says  it  is  dosirablo  to  uso  cibstly  th'ro'q  v/irc  service,  but 
inasmuch  as  tho  ordor'has  bo<Sri'”'i?facod  foi*  two  wire  sorvico  it  is 
imposoib.lo  to  cancel,  it  v/itHouf  Vorisidornblo  loss  -to  tho  Tube  Co. 
or  tfn '(iarrison. .  I  thin);  tho  matt  or  had  hotter  stand  as  it  "is" 
*at':i;ho’.  present  timo,  namely,  to  use  two  v/iro  sorvico  as  much  as"' 
posai'filo. 

\  -  i«hp  connections  doviuod  by  Hr.  J ohn soil.:) jay o  boon  oVdoVod 
from  'fiorcmanh  fi  Co.  and  yil^^q 'sent'  forward"  '^  you  as  quickly  as 


/$S3-° 7  -.2/ 


The  Pood.e.r  sal 


.j'a.ty 


catches  have  also  boon  ordon 


,  you  and  those  will  bo  forwarjted  as  quickly  as  they* are  turned  out. 
Tho^3witch.os  asked  for  in  youy  lottor  of  the  10th;  have  also  boon 
drdorod,  .  Tho  foodor  Indie'S  ti**  ;£ro  dlstf 'Belnc- pushod  forward  a3 
quickly  an  .possible  and  v/ill' rp^drit 'to'  you  ol!  tho  oarlidst  mosadrit. 
Wd  three  house  changing  sY/itlchbs  which'  you.  refer  to'  word  orVidrod, 
but  -tho  orddr  waa  subsequently  cancoilod,  and  tho  switch"  ddsifcnbd' 
tj/'Mr.  Andrews  will'  tako  iltfj  place. 

\'li  th  relation  • 


■J:w 


u/Zlav/ronco,  tho  first  part  of  my  contract. 
Order  Mo.l,  and  which  I  am -now  putting  ih;  calls  for  two 
400  light,  machines,  later  jm  x  am  “to  put  in  two  more  400  light 
machines,  tho  ,”K*  machinal  which ‘th'diy’  now  have  acting  as  a  snare, 

Tf  they  want.  -Muy  light^/ma)ljtane's  'instead  6f  “K*  machinos .  they  will 
havo :  t «  buy  them.  :  V.L  vjrUing  to  Mr.  J.or.l .  on ;  this  subj  dtft  by 

tKi’si' mail,  j  .''X.  .  .  '  .  ■ 

Vr~'”-  Your  report  hi  A  wiring  corroborates  vhat  I  havd  ’  '  “ 

hdar'd  from  other  sources.'  Apili  go  into  tho  question  of  tho  '  ' 
switched  .and  wiring  y/oljui  rod  tft  J.av/ronco  by  you  and  havo  tho  thing 
fixod  up  so  that  yorf^v/ill  ha'vb  no  trouble'  wJ-fori  you  comb  to  do  .tho 


rforstand’  wliy  in- one  lottor  you  suggest  the 
)  of  two  vita  oorvice  and  in  tho  next  of  throo  wiros.  '  Acting 
dhydur.fiWt  lottor  ad. above  stated  and  under  Mr.  Jonks  order's^ " 


ox  tnnV|  thf)  ays  tom  tJa  above  noforro'il  to,. 


/.  ^o'i-oason  thitt  ,  things  nro  nhiH»<m  W  'Mr.' Rich  is 'timt' 
h°  pnys  tho  bitld.’  i  ghoul <f  imagine  you  couT<|  easily  arrange 
with  him  what  e «<«  you  ot  to  o.>ori,  inasmuch  as  almost  air  tho 
ntufr  that  comes  from  tiorgmorin  *"CoV«  ‘is  for  your  use. 

Fxnct  account  «HouT<ri;ri  hoot  of  thri  tiiio  and  material 
uadd  'by  Johnson  in  wiring  thn  vario-.u  housos  that  ho  is  ongagocToh. 


1/ 

Sopt.  31st,  3 


Ooiriitato  por-lo  nnjQicasloni  doll*  nllottrioit*  Si stoma  Edison, 

•  - . '  ’  via  Manaoni,  13  A, 

Milan,  Italy.  . 

Roar .sirs!- 

mnrrim  «o  y°«r  w  ««““  t”or"t“ 

Snrimed'  ol.mKere,  I  MX  t„  IrirSm  you  «t»  >-»*<>»  «*»  «"> 

400  Imporn  dynamo  (they  am  kW  ■=  the  <W  »'«=“'»>  »"s  1>”,‘ 
rdady;to  '.Hip  fee  «*«  «»» *»  post.  -«.)>  ««••«  •»«"  *•»““'**'* 
tSion  it.. POP  apround  on  the  Tony  Inland  shore  «>» I  hnn  only  hohrt  pot 
off  "Of  thin  «*.  loot  fo»  day.,  «M  «  i»  «»  •  ««*’ 

preparatory  to  tiklno  »  reVmi  M* 

Immediately  thin  on  »««<«.*»»»>  =.1l«,r»U  advi.o  you  « 
tlio  shir-mont  of  thb  machin'd.  . 

yfith  relation  to  a  -»tr'ltynomo,.  1  him  several  in  li/  ^ 

.■prictioail/  Wiplotoa,  hut  it  .till  UM'W  **  *****  »*»  »  **• 
an'  Arminpiod  dnpino  to  attaoh  to  ono.  I  therefore  MM  1™ 
-«n  ooul.l  nhip  ono  forty  rlvo  days  after  order  if  there  *.=.  a 
sto'amrir  dnilinp,  and  my  price  for  name  vtould  be  80,3.10.,  f  red 'ori 
■  board  in  Hep,  Yor *,  , aymdnt  to  ha  made  hard  Ml  «’“»»  is  o<raaoto4. 

'  it  the  ropudot.'  V.fithn  Ahsohia  H'rasn  .1  ooppor  no.  T  added. 


jF  for  or,lov„„  by  on 

shipnont  Ml  An  'VirS'W“«:D,*: 

t,  tho.Panfa,  27  Jdnts  pnr 

pound ,  and. your.  .hill  Ml]  ■.»®i,B^;iS!«a»1WoS2,37i!;l-  in  'nonSSSKVk- 

-immm***,  ..  Ihls-ls  pnhd1a<li5..,ih„.iarf6„8dns»t'n,ddi‘Bj"a5'7 
mdid.oun,  tho  r.oi.t.  ISlootriquo  Bdison,  ,,hdh  .hoy  „oro  »*, 

"'■in7{>tro  Trbjri';tKo  Answni'ii  BrifaVi*  wyftfofilptf*-1*'  .  .  — 

.  lidfoVdlne  t„  y„uV  loStnn^fr^Sgthf  'Sontomnor,  T  h,vo 
ordorod  tho  circuit  broolfor  arid  upVlKIitn  fdr'iriu  ns  roquoatdd  ' 
rl,0'v  shipped  frdt.  horn  in  about  ton  days. 

,'yo  tint  riovt  niau.o  a  ridri  muuMno  divide  Inn  lights,  and 
■I’hidK  f  olnfli  So  Bind  to-  roll  y„„  i„  guantitl,,.  „f  ^ 

:riVa  111  >WV  *“?•  '*  “M”i  ><«»  York,-  pnymont  to  WW 

-In  iP«  Tort:  -on  prosontation  of  tho  invoices  and  -Sills  of  1  ndlifii 
-  to'yoUr  naon.o  ,m.  a„  „  „„kln0  „ jjjg  m 

and  WW.n  Sdd  and  300  liSht  mad, id,.  -  ,«„■  ox,ior:W.»  „„  trios,- 
maohino.  and  practically  o.itVlotWi  and  ad  UW„  ,»  „  ^ 
out  v/o  shal  l  bo  clad  to  dudtd'jSniddif  't'o  ydri  i'ou  sano. 

do  havo  -arnton  to  VrrjS'ob  Vlth  nolation  tho  no„ 
nooordinc  **»*>  aour.  t»  havo  not  turnod  out  any  no,,  notora,  t» 
-thd  dniv  ,1  donation  boir.g  .  ohoaponm,;  of  tho  oo.o,  vhlcl,  is  „0 ,/  ' 


/rr3' 


•Sopt.  -list.  '  3 


Socioto  Kl.jctriquo  RiUson, 

.Paris,  Prone  o. 

Dear  fiir»:- 

Roforring  to  our  cnldo'oorrofii.onriiHied  ijlsowhiiro  (-on- 
fi.iitod,  patjjft  is  or  too.  u„,,,„taTC,  in  thin  ootmivy  to 

Olio.,  or  boino-  1v»„„o,i  in  Euro,, o.  K  ooyora  ,ho 

n-inoiflin  or  our  ««»U.  «,o  oirctutotnnoo. 

o„r  So, ,11  any  horn  no., 1,1  nut  oonsont  to  tho  .Iropnn,,  or 

tho  patent,,.  . 


/  ff'3'<=>9  'SL/ 

\ 

Jjn pt.  gist,  3 

.  Char Ion  UufcoKolor,  Esq. 

•Roar  f>ir:- 

V/.i  th'  relation  "to  cable;;  confirmed 'OlsQ'v/horo,  T  bog  to  ’ 
inform  you  thcit  tho  prices  givon  by  mo  for  fibros  were  in  accord- 
anoq  with  instructions  which -X  had  roodivo/i  from  tho  Edison  T.amp  Co 
tvro  o.r  throe  days  la  tor,  After  't’filYing  it  over  With  Mr.  Upton,  it 
was  arranged  to  quo  to  a  lowor  price.  V/hon  your  letter  corao  to ' 
.Tn'sull  stating  that  Upton  had  givon  you  a  prico  Janror  than  “rlhaf 
mbntibnqd  .by  mo  or  tho  J.ami  factory,  X  at  onco  comiaunicutbd  with''  ' 
tho  Xainp.  ’•’actoi’y,  and  docidod,  after  a  -consultation,  with  theni^'to 

.sond  yoi} tho  cable  above  referred  to.  . 

As.  to  'tho.  drawings  Tor  'tho  *3  and'  50" light  dynamos, 

.althquRh  .find 'experiments  on  •"tho'sff  machines  have  boon  made;  wd  havo 
not  oiCSrat'  8‘>t  the  models  outytSjfc"  wo  'are  expecting  to  got  then  out 
"in' "3  week  or  two' and  immediately  thi«  is  ddri'o  drawings  shall  be  .' 
"Shiir  tv  you.  Th'o  drawings  of  the  100  and  400  light  machi'no's  mi, 
“T''W#V  .ho  sent  to  you  by\  Tuesday' s  mail.  The  changos  'at  "tho'' 
'dfacJrino  Works  have  cdusbd  nomo  dolay  in  .getting  out  thoso  things 
wh^ch  you  .must  rtecopt  ria  'bur' 'apology-  for  riot  'a'oridirig  thorn  to  you  ' 


oarl’ior. 


j/S3  ©?  «S>/ 


...  Wo  yoatorday  t  os  tod  tho  .300  light  machine,  which  gavo  ,;' 
MO  amporoq  at  113  volts  anti  tho  armaturo  punning  at  1100  revolu¬ 
tions.  This  is  a  machine  with  "brio  pair  'xii  cores  and  will  bo  sold, 
for  soinov^horo  about  Si, 000,  '"v/o')iop<t  to  send  you  drawings  in 
about'  ,'two  v/o'oks , or  my.  hri  a  little  earlier,  '  " 

. .  ”  X  cabled  for  your -proxy  for  a  mooting  Light"*"'' 

'Company,  on  tho  34th,  September,  which  mooting  is  . to' vot.o  ort  an 
incroaso  of  the  Company’s  -steel  from  3730,000,  "to  St  r,  080 ,000.  '  " 

Thinking  that  tho  proxy  would  not*'  rddcJi  Kerb  'iri  tipid.  I  cabled  you. 
this  morning  to  sign  a  Power  eff  ".ft'todnby  autheiriaing  mo  to  vote 
your  sha£bfj  at  any  mooting'  bi'"tlui  "l'ig)it'  Company,  and,  requesting  you 
to  liavb  Consul  Y/alkor  confirm' "ri'i'griiitiirti,  "so  as  to  enable  no  "to  go 
on  your  J’oWor  of  Attorney.  T  shall  hope  to  got  your  reply  to—  " 
morrow',  -  . 

Very  truly  yours. 


.  /  £?!■■*'!■  '> 
fto.pt,  Hint,  3 ■ 

Deutsche  Edison  fiosollsohaft, 

'  '  ■  OiV  J.oipssigQY  Rtrasso,  ■  . . 

liorlin,  Go  ■many. 

Soar  Sirs:-  .  -  . 

Referring  'to  our  cable  correspondence  elsoY/horo  con¬ 
firmed  I  bo g  to  advise  you  that  your  cable  to  mo  of  the  14th.- 
Soj-tombor  waa  unintelligible,"  arnTT  cabled  you  to  that  effect  on" 
th°  same  day.  T  have  no  cable  at  this  writing  and  am  anxiously 
av/ai ting  receipt  of  -your  letter  explaining  your  desires. in  relation 
"t'cTlnq  light  dynamos.  — »  . 

*  -  .  I  have  ordered  .fpr  your*  account,  a  13  x  13  origirio^  in  ' 
"co'npii'ance  With1  your  cable  to  he  of  thQ‘'OT®^TXVjj|  oxppdiinc  to.’ 
send  .'you  foundation  plane  by  the  next 'jiiSiiT,  at/  which  time  I  hopo  to 
bo  able  to.  advise  you  at  w)Ut  dSt’e“'the  engine  will  bo. shipped. 

V/ith  relation  to  tJfdT  "<2;> "arid  30  light  machines, _  iny 
"oxpdrimo'nta  on  these  machines  have  been  finishod,  and  I  will’  push 
"forward  the  mode] s  as  guickly  as  possiblo.  Immediately.  they  aro 
‘ready,  1  v/il]  ship  them  to  you  and  advise  you  of  same. 


Very  truly  yours, 


.  .  ...•  ■  ( 

'  /?  flz-l 

’ -  .  Sopt.  21st.  3 

E,-!i,  lord,  Kaq,  Tpoas., 

J.awroncb,  liana, 

Dear  SiV;:- 

•  Your  postal  of  tho  Xtffh.  inst.  canio  to'  hand  this 

morning. 

Tho  small  engine,,  that  you  have,  was  to  bo  used  to  run  tb 
“  tfid  •!;•*  jSjchi'no  -now  used  in  your  station,  and  my  contract  does  "ho  t 
call  for  tho  providing  of  an  “H*  machine  for  this  purpose, 

'I  ’can  sui:ply  you  v/it,h  two  300  light  machine's',  in  the  Course  of 
about'  three  weeks  or  a  month,"  Mo^srft'fliw  T  shall  bo  very  gladdto 
loan  you  two  old  “1."  dynamos,  'tiro'v'idi'ng  yoi/  will  pay  the  freight 
dii  some  oach  vray,  Tf  you  d'ocftr#  to  use  two  dynamos  on  the  small 

■  origind  you  now  havo,  T  prosumo  it' will  bo  nocosnarybfor  you  tti "  ' 

1 

’"'cot'',  another  palloy,  as  if  your  11  2  x  10  ongino  is  of  tho  same  ' 

‘  cdnst'rac  tibri  as  tho  so  wo  ordinarily  usb,.if  has  only  ono  "pulley- ffri. 
Will  you  please  lot  no  know  your  wishes  iri  rolat'idn  to  thin  iuattorS 
It  is  vory  dosirahld  ‘that'  you  should  order  from  us 
sufficient  sorvico  tubes  to  connect’  the  hdusds, which  you  are  how 
wiring,  .on  to.  tho  mains,  '  WiTi^bii'-ploase  bond  mo  a  general  order 
to  supply  thoso,  as  X  think  it  would'  bo  hotter  to  1'oavo  it  "to  the 

Electric  'fubo  Company*. s  option  as-vto  what,  thoy  should  sond  to"  ■  !T' 

•  ..  ...  '  .  ’.  '  ..y.-J,  ’  .  • 

"Tawrbnco  "for  thin  purposo,  so  as  tpVtj'bvinto  tho  delay  consequent 


/pr3 


'•  for •' tetefi-  -s  eWidvi f  that,  you' jnay  require  nut  in. 

If  you  will  please  attend  to  thin  matter  immediately  it  will 
grostly  facilitate  your  work,  as  tho  services  can  bo  laid  v/)ulo 
tho  mains  and  fenders  ard'hoing  *piit  in.  Tf  this  con  mo  in  pursued 
tho  oxponso  will  bo  lose  than'  if  the  services  aro  loft  until  tho 
wholo  system  is  completed.  . .  - 

!,r:  Rich  writes  moWaf’it  is  desirable'  that  ho  should 
...  ...  /.  i 

put  in  tho  foundation  for  tho  14  X  x  1«  ongino  and  tho  two' V]K ';'' 

dyhqmos,  which  eorao  undo*  Ordor  No-.;},  at  tho  i  rosont  time,  iri 


i  us  oxponso  when  filling  your  second  ordor.  ‘  I  ‘ 


prbo'pmb .  there  is  no.  objection  to  our  pursuing  this  course  nro- 
vi ding,  that  we  carry  ilia"  expense  <>f  .  this  .'work'  until,  such  time  as 
you  should  give  us  an  order  ‘to  finish'  the  whole  of  tho  work  spo'c- 
ifiod  in  pud  contract.  Can  y'ou'  -give  mo'  any  idea  as  to  when  you 
■arp  li^ffy  to  order  the  completion  of  tho  .ilarit1,  as  X  am  at  presont 

out  $1*  "H"  dynamos,  and  would  like  to  know  when  you  xxh  will  . . •* 

'iirdBab.ly  call  on  mo. for  thom-for  this  purpose.  .  .  .  . 

Very  truly  yours,  •  ’ 


P.S,  At  this  v/ritirig'ii,t ‘is  ‘ihipossSTblo  fii'r  mo  to  give  a 
firin.  Brl.co  for  the  aoo  light  machines,  but  they  will"  probably ’cos 
about  #tOO,  each,  but  Mr  as  to  this  X  cannot  toll  «f  the  moment. 


§4 


/■rr3-*f  -a 


Pad]  n,  nyor,  Rsq,  , 

'  Bmpiro  ilousd,  1 

Akron,  Ohio, 

rioAr.  Si'PSr 

-  X  havo  yo.ii*  favor  of  tho  :<-Uh.  .insfc.,  nnd  hopo  you  will 
bo  ablo.  t,o.  "ckp.turo  tho  hotol'  mn  *  hao'eonq  Wrong  on. -storage 

batteries*..  "'  *  " 

„„  Kot^wS  rnyht  I’*'.  ■»,.  . . 1  ....  .t  »»»«'. 

.. . ...  ..  .. , ....o. r  ..nr... .  ..  ■■■'  '•  vovy  hx.'My  of  ..homol-an 

i,  h  r„.-  •»*  «W  c™*‘  poMiwuxUo.  "•  ***** 

i/j.iky  no¬ 
rm  MW  mdh«  w>  MKU.  «wt  «»  «""««• 

„  t„„  rftor  tho  I,W.  option..  '.So  you  ».  tKi'n.js  aye 

.  ..  .  . ..potty  livoly  o'!1'  I.'.i'o. 

'  T  hopo  you  oro 'roolitiB  ltt«or,  und  A.uld  ®W>»t  «>»t 
.,!■  you  ..i-:  ...  n]  1  nick  tln.t  ydirdlio.a'd  ohadkon  up.  ..  little  on  tho 


work, 


j>  b 


■  so.pt.  ;.mh,  •  a 

Ooorgd  il,  Bliss,  Rsg.  .Oonoral  -finpt. 

Chicago,  .Tils, 

Pear  3?irj— 


Referring  t.o  yo'ur" favor  „f  the  ,17th'.  inst.,  vdudh  would 


••have  had  wy  attention  earlier  but  f<>r  >ny  absence  from  t own  at 
Shamqfcin,  I  bog  t,o  state  that  'th'o'lgon't'lomun  v)h.,  reported  to  wo 
about  the  Palmer  House  was  a  UTroVfiioV  of  our  fjoinnany  for  two  years 
antt' the fbuchly.  undoes tamls  ' the  difference  between  an  arc  and  an 
inc and osi cent  light,  and  ho  positively  states  that  our  lights'  go'  ' 
dift  ytiiito  often,  .  Inasmuch  an  ho  hoarded  at"  that  hotel  for  homo 
tiind,  ho  Must'  havo  had  nmplo  opportunity  -of  knowing  exactly  v/hat  , 
occurred,  '  ‘  \  . 


nr3 


1113  3.-,  Ena. 

llarrisburgh,  Pnnna. 


. % . 

T  hart  to  3  ofivo  .':hai!«>J;in^y,o  go.  til  ):’rookt»<h  to  star 
i  thino,  .  Tho  Khniftikin  station  'was  'si,nrtort  on  Katurrto 
think  you  hart  bat  tor  wait,  aliout,  days- until  thoy  go 
cons-iriiorB  coiinoctort  ami  tho;  {■'’you'  wight  go  nr-  thorn  with  yi>ur 
nrtf!  an. I  'son  how  tho  tiling  runs, 

vary  tr.il/  yours, 


(in'Kj  t.h; 


]  r  U(s> 


nigh  t 


‘is 8.3-0C/ 


v/i  -iV.-7U.ch,  Hs<[. 


Jinwonoo,  -  Mass, 
boar  Sir;-:  y 

Mr-.  Edison  has  just"  Vd&irr 
tho  .s6apl.inrj  of  tho  station  thq.ro  ir 
much  ,'plqasqd  v/ith  ovory thing  thorn,  ai\i 


Id  from  Mhamokin  and'  roj;orts  • 
I’ood  stylo.  .  lie  is  very  . 

that  ho  looks  forward 
icbssful .  ho  wished  mo  'to 


tbrnCHb 'Sharaokin  station  being  i 
ctraW.'your  attontion  to'  sorornl  point.- ,  Uvhiehho  made  a  noto  of 
in  Khamohin.  Ho  says  that  tho  clynar/  bi  should  bo  iovolod 

4  .  JjA  -tho  A 

o  v/i  11  not  run  to  on*  end.  v/)jgn  j/k\tVv  piping  hoarinMfjg  ho 
.  thinks.you  should- put  an  oxtraq.Uk  .io  h^t  a  rubber  hoso  3'4  inch 
in  diameter  nan  bo  put  on  in  addi'ti</n,  so\te  if  the  oil  cup  is 
talioiToiit.  tho  hoso  can  food,  water- '/i eh t  in^o\ho  bearings, 
thinks  that  tho  pump  should  bo  si//arrongod 
from 'either  boilov,(v/horo  more  ‘tl/an  ono  hit 
mbkiri  it  v/as  only  possible  for/^he  pump 
.boiler. 


rfo 

th&t^i t  can  take  stoam 
lor  i^usod)  at  Sh a- ' 


■)  'take  'ilt'Wj  fr 

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’  . .  '  .  Soj’.tJ  a 

IV  !».  fJluw,  Maij.  - 

'■'/ill  i  mesne  u-t,  Iwinnu. 

noafr.ir:-  .  . 

to  youi*  u)nlivrt,oJ:iinj  tu  dispose  of  the  bonds 
of  tjjo  .Siuunu* in  Company,  T  shall  bo  Bind  to  hoar  from  you  as  to 
exactly  ■•/hat  avrantjonranta  yoii  hav'd  iiodo  for  tho  disposition  of 
those  bonds ,  inasmuch  as.it  is  rTy  il'isiro- t,b  m.ijc'o  an  i.modia  to 
'sot Moment  with  the  fihsiMoXAn  ooiJtaVSn;/.  ’ 

Yours  truly, 

JV4  ' 


Custiwn  KoJil.m, .  Ku)>t.  ._  .  . 

.  104  fiworel.  Ktfmif.  ,  Oit.y. 


:  J??3  ocjr  £.  (, 


dona vs,  /loi’f'i  innri  P  t!o, 

•‘30a  Avomio  II,  (Jit.;/,' 

Boar  Sirsj.- 

*"  ?  Bo  nob  bio  a  knob  in  tho  floxililo  cords* insi do  of  t,ho 

Motors  in  future,  You  havo  boon  told  of  this  tv/ioo.  ■  Vha  copy, or 
wir«6  attached  bo  tho  nines  in  tho  A.\  light’  motors'  arn  too  long. 

I  .think  you  should  cut  off  about  "',  of  nil  inch,  but  you  curt  find 
tho  absolute  '3 anyth  by  tosti'iir?;'  ' "'Tho  wiodori  p3«c«  inriidb  motors 
am  Japonnod  wot  and  st.icJ  siVrtJmb-Vo  cannot  puIJ  thorn  nut  of  tho 
i.iatiiyfh.  "hay  plugs  should  bo  japanned  and  dried  before  I'ubtiin; 


rz  %-■*>—  c>°(-  o-  d 


.  !7or't.  With. 

J •  U.  H'lekormio,  Hsi], 

oar.>  TJjao  I'olof'rapjj  i;0, 

Toiaplo  Coutrt,  -city. 

Hoar  sir;- 


"»  «*  .lurjWtt,.,:  inM 

•  tu  jjot  Homo  >i.v!o  for  offico  non. 


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/'SS3- of  -3ti 


rrf3'&j 


'i'aJioo  f?ity,  JiiJ-o  Tahd0, 
PI  no  or  f,’o.  oal 


•?ororr.trj{j  to  r„ 


to'tovSj  \ 


that  v/o  dan  ’  1  0.!at!’- 

•'U’’  ’  I  n,„ 

how  you  ’couIVI  uso  it  .,r  ’ 

”',y  n“'hll'«  'W.  »a 


.'Ottino  ■ft.up-.lootrtolty  tnm 


'•it  .'ith,  fit  root,’ 
l-O-'ldvillo,  fJol, 


•  Referring  to  your  f rtvor  of  th#  10th;  inst. ,  Mr.  Raison 
dOBXPOn  m  W  *toto  th:lt  1,0  H*T«u